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Old 02-14-2011, 03:55 AM   #1
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Please show us how you SECURE YOUR DOG in your HACK

i love the DOGS IN HACKS thread, and the thought of riding around with my puppies is one of the main motivating factors in finally getting a hack.

please describe for us how you secure your dog in the hack.

thanking you, as always, in advance
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Old 02-14-2011, 04:01 AM   #2
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Greg,

I removed the seat, replacing three of the bolts. For the fourth I substituted a threaded eye bolt. Barley wears a harness as shown. I experimented with the tether length a bit and finally found the length that lets him move about freely, but is short enough that he can't get his front paws up to the level of the lip. That keeps his weight low and him safe. Once I had the length right, I had snap swivels sewn in on both ends to minimize tangles with the strap.



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Old 02-14-2011, 04:05 AM   #3
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i'm so glad you posted because i always enjoy your threads and wonder how YOU secured Barley

thank you SO much for the education
have a great day
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Old 02-14-2011, 04:16 AM   #4
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I secure my dog in the sidecar always.
It is law in Australia to secure your dog to a seatbelt buckle, or be ready for a fine of $270 plus 3 points off your lisence.
new law, many dont know of till its to late. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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Old 02-14-2011, 04:21 AM   #5
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I secure my dog in the sidecar always.
It is law in Australia to secure your dog to a seatbelt buckle, or be ready for a fine of $270 plus 3 points off your lisence.
new law, many dont know of till its to late. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
i love my dogs
i'm glad for that law
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:40 AM   #6
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i love the DOGS IN HACKS thread, and the thought of riding around with my puppies is one of the main motivating factors in finally getting a hack.

please describe for us how you secure your dog in the hack.

thanking you, as always, in advance



I use 2 leashes and a chest harness.

one leash is clipped to an eye bolt in the nose of the sidecar and one comes aft to the luggage rack on the bike. I snug them up so Clementine can stand or sit but can not climb or fall out of the sidecar. It works well, but I do modify my driving to make it easier for her to maintain her footing.
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:27 AM   #7
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For both our dogs we bought a neoprene chest harness such as those listed here:

http://www.ferplast.it/lista_prodott...%20Ergonomiche

These are well padded across the whole chest with nice strong straps and adjusters.

Then I got two leads and hooped them through the Ural's rear rack brackets, one on each side, ran them under the spare tyre holder that is now a topbox mounting plate platform. These now can now be clipped to the harness lead hoops that sit on their backs.

The lead lengths are adjusted to give each dog (neither is very big : 23kg and 12kg) enough lead to sit, stand and lie, but not to exit the sidecar. Also not enough length for them to hit the nose cone bodywork should the worst ever happen (gives me chills thinking about the possibility) Another nice thing about Urals making you want to go slow!!

You can see Pretzel's harness quite clearly in this post that went in the hacks and pups thread:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=334
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Old 02-14-2011, 08:57 AM   #8
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I use 2 leashes and a chest harness.

one leash is clipped to an eye bolt in the nose of the sidecar and one comes aft to the luggage rack on the bike. I snug them up so Clementine can stand or sit but can not climb or fall out of the sidecar. It works well, but I do modify my driving to make it easier for her to maintain her footing.
thank you for that info, and your time
it is very useful to me
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Old 02-14-2011, 10:12 AM   #9
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For both our dogs we bought a neoprene chest harness such as those listed here:

http://www.ferplast.it/lista_prodott...%20Ergonomiche

These are well padded across the whole chest with nice strong straps and adjusters.

Then I got two leads and hooped them through the Ural's rear rack brackets, one on each side, ran them under the spare tyre holder that is now a topbox mounting plate platform. These now can now be clipped to the harness lead hoops that sit on their backs.

The lead lengths are adjusted to give each dog (neither is very big : 23kg and 12kg) enough lead to sit, stand and lie, but not to exit the sidecar. Also not enough length for them to hit the nose cone bodywork should the worst ever happen (gives me chills thinking about the possibility) Another nice thing about Urals making you want to go slow!!

You can see Pretzel's harness quite clearly in this post that went in the hacks and pups thread:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=334
another wonderful addition to the thread
i have looked at the device of which you spoke
and will order one
thank you very much
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:00 PM   #10
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For Taffy I just use a leash and safety collar, I prefer to rely on training rather than restraints, I am very hesitant about having her overly secured in case of an incident. It is time consuming and there are still limitations to where I will take Her but I feel it is better in the long run.

I remove the seat bottom and spread a blanket so She sits lower and can lay down.

A sidecar ride is her favorite thing in the world, even better than bacon.
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:13 PM   #11
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great picture, above
and i appreciate YOUR method
makes sense
the comment, "even better than bacon"
AMAZING
thanks for your contribution here
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Old 02-14-2011, 03:47 PM   #12
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I tried to get my dog to like riding in the hack, but he is afraid of loud noises (vacuum, lawn mower, motorcycle engines) and hates being in it.

Oh well. :(
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Old 02-14-2011, 03:53 PM   #13
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I tried to get my dog to like riding in the hack, but he is afraid of loud noises (vacuum, lawn mower, motorcycle engines) and hates being in it.

Oh well. :(
i'm sorry to hear that
of course, i have no way of knowing whether my dogs will like it or not
i surely hope they will
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Old 02-14-2011, 04:45 PM   #14
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i'm sorry to hear that
of course, i have no way of knowing whether my dogs will like it or not
i surely hope they will
Our older dog, Daphne, doesn't like it either, at 16 She rather just hang out.

Taffy started out young, First it was just up and down the block in My wife's lap, Then a short ride to the doggy playground. Next was longer rides with lots of play and explore stops. Now we are working on distractions like busy roads, livestock, and other dogs.
The most important thing is to make it fun on their terms, slowly introduce it as part of playtime. Make Your rig equal play and treats and they will decide on their own it is fun to ride.

If Taffy sees the rig with the tonau cover open, She will run at top speed and jump right in. She will patiently sit and wait no matter how long I make her wait, If you know anything about yellow labs, You'll know how amazing that is. She won't get out even if I try to bribe Her with treats, I have to take Her for a ride if She gets in.

She knows If I have work clothes on She can't go, but otherwise if I grab My gear she will throw a fit if I don't take Her.
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that story above is fantastic
i have a bad habit of being impatient...
i hope that i can SLOWLY introduce my dogs to riding in the hack
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