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Old 11-24-2012, 11:36 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Ky can't access the front seat since I have a barrier ... but I'm guessing Kira did nothing!
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:45 AM   #12 (permalink)
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My dogs would either have been crated, or in the far back of the vehicle, and would not have had access to the front seats.

However, just for the sake of argument, let's say Luka was in the driver's seat and someone opened the door. She is a pretty easygoing dog in general and has never barked at anyone from the car, so I'm guessing she would just sit there and look at the guy like "Is there a problem?"

Vinca would have gone nuts and probably scared the guy silly.

Whaley would have looked guilty.

I'm guessing Kira would either do nothing, or the two would have surprised each other and gone in different directions.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:47 AM   #13 (permalink)
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He would've sat there and stayed stock still. If the guy started talking to him, he would probably start wagging his tail. He doesn't bark when people approach my car--he just stares. He is only just now starting to show some aloofness and it hasn't hit in the car yet, LOL.

I think, anyway.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:18 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I would not let a stranger be in my car with Niko, or even Rosa for that matter, without my presence. I don't know why Niko would not assume that his territory was being invaded by a stranger if I got out of the car and an unknown person got in. So I also would not put him in that situation. I'm not saying that Niko's behavior is ideal or appropriate, but he would not react well to it.

I think a stranger in the car with Rosa would make her very nervous. She might not make a sound, but I know it would stress her out so I would not put her through that either.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:25 PM   #15 (permalink)
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My dog would not be in the situation. He would be crated in the back of the truck if I had kids in the vehicle--I would be concerned about what might happen with with a belted dog next to kids in a wreck.
Ditto!

When I go to have oil changed and I have my dog, I bring him out of the car and into the waiting area.
If I was in that situation I'd have removed whatever dog was with me.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:54 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Hector would have darted out the car door to come to me. We've been there, done that when I first got him. He doesn't seem to be very territorial, but rather protective of me--so if i was asleep in the back seat and someone tried to open the car door, then he'd probably bark aggressively. But if I'm already out of the car, he doesn't care about it and just sees it as a chance to escape.

I also would have removed my dog in that situation, or made sure the attendant didn't open the door, or warned him, or some combination thereof. Even if I wasn't worried about the dog's reaction, I'd worry about scaring the poor attendant, or that the dog might get out and get in a dangerous situation (running into the car wash machinery, or out into the parking lot). Canine seat belts are far from foolproof and I've seen too many dogs get out of them to trust them as a form of restraint.

What did Kira do? I'm guessing it wasn't terrible or your post would be very different.

edit: jocoyn posted: My dog would not be in the situation. He would be crated in the back of the truck if I had kids in the vehicle--I would be concerned about what might happen with with a belted dog next to kids in a wreck.

I think I've read elsewhere that you have a truck with a camper shell, but I'm curious if you'd feel the same way if the dog's crate was in the passenger compartment, like in the back of an SUV. I go back and forth so much on the safest way to travel with dogs and passengers (safety for everyone involved, of course) that I like to hear everyone's views.

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Old 11-24-2012, 01:56 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Oh Anthony! How could you run off and leave us hanging like this? I don't think that dear little Kira did anything.
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:19 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Out hiking with family and dog.

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Old 11-24-2012, 02:26 PM   #19 (permalink)
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You're such a tease, Anthony!
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:28 PM   #20 (permalink)
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And they say women are bad....
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