Can you become a trainer with a dog in the truck?

Discussion in 'Driver Health' started by BigNugget, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. BigNugget

    BigNugget Bobtail Member

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    I have a dog. He's a German shepherd mix, but he is small. He sleeps in this cabinet space I made for him on the floor near the bottom bunk. Will most trucking companies allow you to train a student with a dog on board?
     

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  3. Gunner75

    Gunner75 Road Train Member

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    I would not want to be a trainee with my trainers dog in the truck. Just my thing, dogs can be finicky, and very territorial, your dog might be a well mannered, good tempered animal, my boxer has never bitten anyone, but he's got issues with certain people. What happens if your dog doesn't like a trainee? What happens if you both happen to get out of the truck at the same time, then your trainee comes back to the truck without you and the dog won't allow him in the truck?

    In the end, I think it's a bad idea
     
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  4. BigPerm

    BigPerm Medium Load Member

    Do you want to train??? Or have your companion _it you? Suspect ya' can't do both, for the obvious reasons.
     
  5. UsualSuspect

    UsualSuspect Road Train Member

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    Looking at it from a trainee side, I have to share a 6x6 space with someone I don't know, and I get very little of it, usually what will fit on my bunk and in my bag, and then team driving I use a sleeping bag and the lower bunk with my pillow. If there is a dog involved, I now have to share the bottom bunk with you and your dog. I will bet the dog would rather be on the bed than the floor, No thanks.
    There are some that may not mind.
     
  6. BigNugget

    BigNugget Bobtail Member

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    The dog is closed up in the bottom compartment at night like I said in my post
     
  7. BigNugget

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    And the student would be put in the top bunk
     
  8. BigNugget

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    Problem is I have no place for him to go. He's MY dog. And I live in the truck obviously
     
  9. BigNugget

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    My dog has tried to jump into strangers cars at rest areas. He loves everyone, a little too much sometimes. He's not territorial of anything. If the student didn't like it he can switch trainers like everyone else. Just as they don't team up smokers with none smokers, people who aren't dog people can do the same.
     
  10. KillingTime

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    I'll take him. He appears to be a great right mirror watcher. Lol.

    Depends on the company, the student & the dog, Nugget. Three potentially messy variables.
     
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  11. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    Are you crazy? No I don't want the liability if it should bite a nervous student. Or a stressed one.

    Training students should be a pure class room in that cab, no distraction.
     
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