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Re: Dog in the back of the truck?
« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2015, 07:58:33 PM »
FWIW, in Texas, its state law to have any pet in the back of a truck secured with a leash short enough to prevent the dog from jumping out of the truck bed.

Children under 16 are not permitted to ride in the back of a truck. Ever

Employees under 18 are not permitted to ride in the back of a truck.
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Re: Dog in the back of the truck?
« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2015, 08:48:09 PM »
Children under 16 are not permitted to ride in the back of a truck. Ever
Employees under 18 are not permitted to ride in the back of a truck.

How can anyone ride in the back of a truck with seat belt laws?
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Re: Dog in the back of the truck?
« Reply #32 on: January 12, 2015, 08:52:16 PM »
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Re: Dog in the back of the truck?
« Reply #33 on: January 12, 2015, 09:13:06 PM »
Just think, we now have a whole generation that has never riden in the back of a pick-up.
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Re: Dog in the back of the truck?
« Reply #34 on: January 12, 2015, 11:26:21 PM »
Just think, we now have a whole generation that has never riden in the back of a pick-up.

Not exactly true as many have ridden in the back of trucks here in MT, not on highways but back country trails and in their families fields.  And yes they can and do get hurt sometimes but most are aware and fairly careful.  As to dogs, no requirement for them to be tied or leashed in the back of trucks.  We see many traveling that way as well as leaning out the back window of pickups and cars.
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Re: Dog in the back of the truck?
« Reply #35 on: January 13, 2015, 07:52:31 AM »
  I think a crew cab pickup is the best way to travel with dogs. My wife and I have two English Springer Spaniels and they are the best dogs to travel with we have ever had and they love to go. You load them in the back seat they look around for a few minutes going down the road then they lay down and go to sleep and they do this for hours and never complain, they travel better than are kids did when they where young. You never hear them say are we there yet LOL. I would never put them in the bed going down the road at 70mph. I had a friend who has cow dogs had them on his flat bed truck going down a dirt road slowly when the dogs got to playing and his best dog got knocked off and he ran over it with the horse trailer before he could stop. I know those dogs have riding miles on that truck before but it only takes once.
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Re: Dog in the back of the truck?
« Reply #36 on: January 13, 2015, 04:33:26 PM »
One of our previous neighbors had an absolutely wonderful black lab we all loved.  He took the dog on a camping trip and the dog rode in the truck bed.  All was fine until someone hit him.  The frightened dog bolted and was never seen again even though our neighbor returned to the area every week for several months.  He lost a wonderful pet and very much regretted having him ride in the back of the truck.

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Re: Dog in the back of the truck?
« Reply #37 on: January 13, 2015, 04:50:47 PM »
AndraF,
Nobody is more sorry than I about hearing about the lost lab. I see this thread has been re-fired and threads such as this get me fired up!

I've posted before...
Owner is responsible. Do the right thing to protect your pet. Tether. No matter what. In the back of a pick-up, on your front porch, etc. 
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