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Transport Box

Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:46 pm
by ursus71
Which transport box in cars do you use for your Tamaskan?
What box size? And have you used them for transport as puppies, too?

Have read, the box should be twice as wide as your dogs.
In addition, the dog should stand upright in the box and lie comfortably and can ideally turn in the box.

Thanks for tips

Re: Transport Box

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:20 pm
by Booma
I don't keep a crate in my car, dogs just jump in sit or lay down.

Re: Transport Box

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:38 pm
by ursus71
Thanks for your answer., Booma.
In Austria, dogs must be secured in the car (with a belt, a grid or a transport box). The first two variants are not possible in our car, so the transport box must be the solution.
The law in Austria only specifies the size of the boxes for sledg dogs.
Ex.: chest 70 cm => Length 130cm, Width: 75 cm, Height: 95 cm
This is too big for shopping ;) .
After I hope to get a puppy soon, I would like to buy a transport box for an adult Tamaskan. So I need the box before the dog. :)

Re: Transport Box

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:41 pm
by Sylvaen
Most of the time we travel with our adult dogs loose in the back of the car, so they can lie down and stretch out over a long-distance journey. However, to be safe, it is better to use a transport box. Depending on your model of car, you can sometimes get custom-fit dog crates, but they tend to be quite expensive. They are extremely tough and secure though so definitely worth consideration (for protection if ever the car was involved in crash, for instance).

Re: Transport Box

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:08 pm
by ursus71
Thanks Debby.
I'll get one for a big Tamaskan (chest 68 cm). Since we soon need another car (also the children become larger :) ), I´ll kook for a box which is not fixed. ;)

Re: Transport Box

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:21 pm
by Katlin
I have a car harness and tether in my car. Wylie's not great in crates so this is a good alternative.

Re: Transport Box

Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 3:11 pm
by ursus71
Thanks Kathlin

Re: Transport Box

Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:46 pm
by Jadzia1313
I have them free in the back when I don't have my custom crate (holds 3) inside. A big part of the decision will be the vehicle size to know how big a crate can be and not interfere with other areas in the car. I have one dog that prefers to ride in a crate and 2 that prefer to be harnessed and bucked in to the seatbelt buckle.

When I need a new crate or ideas on setups, I try to ask in the Facebook page called "Dog Sport Vehicle Ideas & Set-ups." If you give your dog size, goals (simple travel or room for show gear), and vehicle type, you can get people to post a lot of useful images on their set-ups with feedback. They can also suggest great options for crate brands to look at.