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  • Immediately after loading my dogs.

    6 6.12%
  • Only when leaving my vehicle unattended.

    78 79.59%
  • I never lock my dog box.

    5 5.10%
  • I don't have a dog box.

    9 9.18%
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    Senior Member Lonnie Spann's Avatar
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    Default For those who lock their dog boxes...

    When do you lock your dog box? Immediately after loading the dog(s) and unlock when you reach your destination? Only when you are parking your vehicle and leaving the dogs inside and unattended for a period of time? Something else?

    I lock my box only when my truck will be parked and unattended for a period of time. I NEVER lock the box when I load the dogs, I'm afraid that if involved in an accident I wouldn't be able to get the dogs out in an extreme emergency.

    What do you guys/gals do?

    Lonnie Spann

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonnie Spann View Post
    When do you lock your dog box? Immediately after loading the dog(s) and unlock when you reach your destination? Only when you are parking your vehicle and leaving the dogs inside and unattended for a period of time? Something else?

    I lock my box only when my truck will be parked and unattended for a period of time. I NEVER lock the box when I load the dogs, I'm afraid that if involved in an accident I wouldn't be able to get the dogs out in an extreme emergency.

    What do you guys/gals do?

    Lonnie Spann
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    Depends WHERE it is unattended...

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    Same as Lonnie stated. I don't want anything to slow down opening the doors if in an accident, especially if I am knocked out or worse. I do use a safety latch on the doors whenever the truck is moved.

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    My box is locked when going up the road 1/4 mile or 400 miles.I have seen enough threads on here about lost dogs after an accident to be comfortable doing it that way .And if the accident is bad enough( God Forbid) that I am out of it , Jaws of life will pop those doors on the box . as always , jmho...........
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    I never leave my truck unattended when the dogs are loaded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kelder View Post
    .And if the accident is bad enough( God Forbid) that I am out of it , Jaws of life will pop those doors on the box . as always , jmho...........
    What about an accident where you don't receive a life-threatening injury BUT your vehicle or another vehicle involved in the accident is on fire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by M&K's Retrievers View Post
    I never leave my truck unattended when the dogs are loaded.

    You never spend the night in a hotel while on the road with your dogs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonnie Spann View Post
    You never spend the night in a hotel while on the road with your dogs?
    I he does, sounds as if he lets the dogs sleep in the room.
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    I only lock mine if the truck will be unattended. My bigger fear is someone will steal the dog box for scrap metal. So I bought the heaviest 3 hole I could find. If those guys will steal copper pipe without turning the water off, they will scrap a box with the dogs still inside.
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