Show me a dog that’s not obsessed with sticking their head out of a car window and I’ll show you a liar. All dogs love it and all dogs will do just about anything to smell that magical essence of the fresh breeze. They might even roll down the window themselves. I’ve seen it. Believe it. Here’s why:
It’s all about that smell baby. Dogs get the majority of their information from smell. Imagine having someone shoot information into your brain at 60 mph. That’s kind of what happens when your dog sticks his head out of the car window. That’s a lot of dog data coming at your pup really quickly. It’s a thrill a minute for a dog.
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Not only are they smelling new and exciting things, they’re seeing a lot of cool sh*t too. It’s a highly stimulating experience for your pooch.
Don’t roll the window too far down though— they might fall out! Keeping the window halfway down is much safer and just as fun. Also, wind gusts at higher speeds can cause damage to their eardrums and eyes so keep the windows rolled up if you’re traveling above 50 mph.
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Roll down your windows, let your hair down and put the pedal to the metal. Driving with a dog is just better.
Here’s what dogs want us to understand: