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I take rocko every where i go and he likes it he rides in the front or back seat when my wife and kids are with me i have two kids and one on the way and when my new baby gets here rocko will have no place execpt the bed to ride has anyone here take there boxer for rides in the bed of the truck how did it go.
 

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Washington State has laws about dogs in truckbeds. They can only be there if they are in a kennel or securely leashed. (Too many dogs have jumped or falled out of vehicles...)
 

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Honestly, law or no law, I hate seeing any dog in the bed of a pick-up. Too dangerous!
 

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Please don't do that...I've seen too many dogs fall or jump out...It's not worth it..If you carry a crate in the back, that's fine, but just to let him loose, I wouldn't do that..And yes I know some states DO have laws against that as well
 

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I def. wouldnt leave a dog in the bed of the truck! What if they see something, and they jump out? Boxers are so unpredicatable too..any dog at that. Guess its time to buy a bigger car LOL
 

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Ohhh...please don't put him in the truck bed..first off..the dog can't grip anything, as most vehicle beds are metal. Think about this..what if you had to slam on the brakes?? you know where Rocko would go?? out the side..off the back...
And the thoughts above are so true..he might see something "interesting" ( someone on a bike..another animal... ) and just leap..maybe right into traffic.
If you must take him.. ( know Ashley goes with me evrywhere that allows dogs too ) please get him a plastic kennel and line it so he has a bit of security, and bungee cord it down.. ( sorry..I heard about someone losing their dog because they got in a wreck and the kennel flew out, and got hit by another car.)
This is just my opinion, but I would rather have you come HOME to a safe little guy like Rocko, then to have to face the numerous dangers of a dog not restrained INSIDE a vehilce. Maybe it will make your trips when its just you and your boy a whole lot more special for both of you!!
 

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Well said Linda!  :) We are all just really concerned about your baby, as we know you are, since you posted the inquiry!  :wink:

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Julia
 

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Thanks for all your advice this is why I asked i had dogs when i was a kid but we never took them any place they were mutts that wondered up. So thanks for all your help
 

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You could always get one of those camper/shell thingies that cover the whole bed of the truck.  They even have screened windows in them now so air can flow through.  Our neighbor got one of those.  He just opens up the back and the doggies jump in and are safe. :D
 
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