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miracleofmagick's Comment
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So I just brought my dog on the truck with me. I just ran inside to get some food and when I came back she had both windows wide open. Fortunately she didn't jump out, but my question is, does anyone have any suggestions to keep her from opening the windows like that? All she has to do is put her paw on the button and they open right up.

Errol V.'s Comment
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A piece of duct tape holding down a piece of cardboard, right on the button?

Old School's Comment
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Not sure what size dog you have, but I have seen some seat-belt type restraints for dogs that keep them in their seat. Even if you're not real keen on the idea, you could use it temporarily while you are running into the store for a few moments.

You remind me of the time I had my 185 pound Great Pyrenees in my 3/4 ton Dodge with me at the concrete plant in my hometown. I stepped into the office to order some concrete for a job, and I left the truck running with the air conditioning on so he would be comfortable. Our Texas heat was tough on him in the summer. When I came back out he had stepped on the electric lock button and locked himself in the truck with the keys in the ignition because it was running! I kept trying to get him to come over to the door and step on the button, and he would just look at me from over on the passenger seat like, "Well, are you going to get in or not?" After paying a locksmith 85 dollars to help me get back into my own truck with my recalcitrant dog, I began keeping a spare key with me at all times. He was a great dog, and gave me a lot of stories to tell over the years.

miracleofmagick's Comment
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A piece of duct tape holding down a piece of cardboard, right on the button?

I thought of that, though I may have to go with something sturdier than cardboard as her paw would still push the button down through cardboard.

Not sure what size dog you have, but I have seen some seat-belt type restraints for dogs that keep them in their seat. Even if you're not real keen on the idea, you could use it temporarily while you are running into the store for a few moments.

You remind me of the time I had my 185 pound Great Pyrenees in my 3/4 ton Dodge with me at the concrete plant in my hometown. I stepped into the office to order some concrete for a job, and I left the truck running with the air conditioning on so he would be comfortable. Our Texas heat was tough on him in the summer. When I came back out he had stepped on the electric lock button and locked himself in the truck with the keys in the ignition because it was running! I kept trying to get him to come over to the door and step on the button, and he would just look at me from over on the passenger seat like, "Well, are you going to get in or not?" After paying a locksmith 85 dollars to help me get back into my own truck with my recalcitrant dog, I began keeping a spare key with me at all times. He was a great dog, and gave me a lot of stories to tell over the years.

She's a pit/pointer mix, about 50 lbs. She locked me out at the fuel island the other day. I usually have a spare in my pocket, but it has fallen out that day lol. Luckily I had the window a little bit and was able to borrow a tool to teach in and hit the unlock button. Otherwise I would habe spent the twenty for one of the lockout lots they have at the truck stops, I have a little experience as a locksmith.

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