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Kylersk

Best way to transport dogs?

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We have a family vacation planned this summer and since I just bought a boat, I do not think our Ford Winstar can or should tow the boat. So, I told my wife that we'll prolly have to take the truck, but she's not too keen on the idea of our 2 dogs (boxers) riding in back. I told her it's probably safer having them ride in the back (in kennel) than in the van and more than likely sitting on her lap.

Anyways, what are your thoughts on the subject?

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I told her it's probably safer having them ride in the back (in kennel) than in the van and more than likely sitting on her lap.


You are correct, sir.

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Kennels are the only way to go when transporting. I would suggest the plastic vari-kennel type ones. The wire crates are lighter, cooler and break down smaller, but they do not give as much protection for the dogs in a crash situation. Airlines only allow plastic for this reason.

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Kylersk,

Did you decide on a resort for the summer trip?

Just curious where you decided to head to.

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Truck is the way to go and kennels is what we do all summer for our camping excursions. Tuck it close to the cab and use some tie downs to make sure it doesn't move around. Stopp every 2 hours or so, depending on the temp, and they will be fine. I have 2 dogs myself, a lab and springer, and I just put them in one kennel and have never had a problem.

Good luck,

BHS

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Yes I did, we are heading to TimberBay resort on Birch lake. We liked the fact they had kids activities each morning and it seems to be a nice remote lake.

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Looks really nice. Have a great time.

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I've always been a fan of the way Clark W. Griswald took Aunt Edna's dog Dinky for a ride in National Lampoon's Vacaction. Poor thing. grin.gif

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Thanks Vermillionfox... I think it was you who suggested life of riley? I love lake vermillion, a bunch of guys and I rent houseboats late fall and have a blast. Anways, the owners of LoR were on vacation and they didnt get back to me until after my wife (lets be honest, she's the one who wears the pants) made her decision on where to stay. cool.gif

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Kylersk,

I completely understand about who makes the decisions! Have a great time with the wife and kids. My BEST childhood memories were vacations "Up North" cool.gif

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