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Old 10-22-2007, 09:11 AM   #1
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How do you keep the dogs' nails from puncturing the leather? I'm SO nervous about letting our 82 lb. Golden Retreiver in our Buick because I don't want the leather to look like Swiss cheese. There must be a way to prevent damage.
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if it was me... i would just use a Think Dense blanket
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if it was me... i would just use a Think Dense blanket
But it will slide on the leather. My dog isn't exactly one to sit still in the car, so it'* bound to not stay where I place it.

Where'* Bill? I know he transports his moose around in the back seat...
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Petco sells real/fake sheepskin seat covers with rubber backing. Cut to fit.

I tuck it in the back, wrap over the front edge, and tuck it under the front. It stays put.
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Petco sells real/fake sheepskin seat covers with rubber backing. Cut to fit.

I tuck it in the back, wrap over the front edge, and tuck it under the front. It stays put.
Ahh. OK. Didn't know such a thing existed. Does it do a good job of catching the hair, too? More on the blanket = less I have to vacuum off the floor.
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I just run mine through the dryer on warm with a dryer sheet or two to get the hair to release. But then again, Bo has really short hair. He also stays put on his side of the car, so I only have to cover half the rear seat.

Make sure you get your seats well lubed/protected a day or two before you put it in. On hot days, the rubber backing MIGHT try to stick to he leather (not life-threatening, but a PITA.....happened to me once last year).
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If you got room in the trunk, use it

JK

But usualy the pooch (small,mediumish) lays in between the two front seats (bucket seat swap left the console out)
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I used to worry about it, now I don't . My golden (70lbs) hasn't poked a hole yet.
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Throw 'em in the trunk.
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Does the Buick have child seat hooks? You could use those to help keep the covers in place.
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