Riding in crates in pickup truck bed (closed cap)
Posted 19 November 2009 - 09:01 PM
The truck is newish (less than 30,000 miles) with a good muffler system and no holes in the truck bed. We could leave one of the back doors open for fresh air but perhaps the traffic noise might disturb them? We're going about ten miles at most. The truck has a closed cap, but what are the chances of carbon monoxide exposure while under motion?
Brodie liked the sheep and goats just fine -- stayed on a long line outside, and loose in the barn where the animals were penned -- he couldn't get to them, but he could see them. He was a little jumpy and growly at first, wanting to lunge at them because he was a little fearful and wanted to get his licks in first - the sheep are so tame, they just stared at him like "I remember you, squirt. Weren't you the funny looking one with the target on your behind?" He calmed down after a few minutes and was very interested but still obedient on a recall. Lying down was a bit tougher, but he got it. We're going to visit more often and get more practice being around the sheep and asking for a down and recall before we start official lessons and I'd like to take him in the back of the truck, because my SUV is the "family car" and he's bound to get stinky one of these days.
No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich."
---Louis Sabin - All about Dogs as Pets.
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Posted 19 November 2009 - 09:15 PM
Posted 19 November 2009 - 09:17 PM
Posted 19 November 2009 - 11:18 PM
Posted 20 November 2009 - 06:41 AM
Several years ago though, I read about a guy -- I think somewhere in the SW, who had his goldens back there for a ride home that took several hours. He arrived home with dead dogs. They died of heat stroke, in the heat of the day.
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