Dogs and car windows

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Dogs and car windows

Post by Donald E. Scot » Tue, 31 Aug 1999 04:00:00



Quote:

> What is it that makes dogs LOVE sticking their heads out the car windows to
> feel the breeze on their face?

> Is it the smells that get rammed up their noses at a fast, constant rate?

> Or all the sites zipping past them?

> Is it some instinct?

> Does anyone have an idea?

> My guess is that it feels good. <G>

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Dogs and car windows

Post by CFowler3 » Wed, 01 Sep 1999 04:00:00


What is it that makes dogs LOVE sticking their heads out the car windows to
feel the breeze on their face?

Is it the smells that get rammed up their noses at a fast, constant rate?

Or all the sites zipping past them?

Is it some instinct?  

Does anyone have an idea?

Christy

 
 
 

Dogs and car windows

Post by Inga » Wed, 01 Sep 1999 04:00:00


Yet when you blow in their faces ...  Look out!
:-)


Quote:
>What is it that makes dogs LOVE sticking their heads out the car windows to
>feel the breeze on their face?

>Is it the smells that get rammed up their noses at a fast, constant rate?

>Or all the sites zipping past them?

>Is it some instinct?

>Does anyone have an idea?

>Christy

 
 
 

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Post by Chris Willia » Wed, 01 Sep 1999 04:00:00


  Most books say you must not do this because of danger of something in
the eyes and other things; yet, who can deprive them of this pleasure?
  In another thread, Diane says she lets Tanith climb ladders and go
down the slide at the park.  I am comforted by this, since I allow some
not-entirely-safe activities.
   It's a line we must choose, isn't it? Keeping them safe and letting
them enjoy their "dogness".
 
 
 

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Post by WebbWea » Wed, 01 Sep 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
 I am comforted by this, since I allow some
not-entirely-safe activities.

Life is so fraught!
I leave the sunroof open most of the time -- Moony only sticks her face out at
speeds up to 50 or so.
I'm sorry that she learned how to keep her chops from flapping (chin on the
front, behind the little air dam) because that was a hoot! She didn't like the
dry teef, though.
Jane Webb
Mudpie & Moonpie
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Post by pen.. » Wed, 01 Sep 1999 04:00:00


Just think of all the different smells that he can smell when the car is
driving fast . . . And with their sense of smell, it must be just heaven
for them!

A lot of people don't know how bad it is for dogs to stick their heads
out of car windows when the car is travelling, especially over 35 MPH. I
am a CVT and worked at a large veterinary school's ER clinic. You would
not believe how many dogs we heard of that got foreign bodies in their
corneas from sticking their heads out of windows! Apparently, they are
not able to blink their eyes as quickly as we can, so anything over 35
mph is dangerous.

I did not read the thread, so if someone else brought this up forgive me
. . .

Take care and enjoy your pooch!

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Post by Nancy E. Holmes or R. Nelson Ruffi » Wed, 01 Sep 1999 04:00:00


not to mention what happens to a dog loose in the car head out window when
you have to jam on the brakes due to a sudden change in traffic! or worse if
you have an accident!
Nancy
Quote:

>Just think of all the different smells that he can smell when the car is
>driving fast . . . And with their sense of smell, it must be just heaven
>for them!

>A lot of people don't know how bad it is for dogs to stick their heads
>out of car windows when the car is travelling, especially over 35 MPH. I
>am a CVT and worked at a large veterinary school's ER clinic. You would
>not believe how many dogs we heard of that got foreign bodies in their
>corneas from sticking their heads out of windows! Apparently, they are
>not able to blink their eyes as quickly as we can, so anything over 35
>mph is dangerous.

>I did not read the thread, so if someone else brought this up forgive me
>. . .

>Take care and enjoy your pooch!

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Post by Karibea » Wed, 01 Sep 1999 04:00:00


Many years ago I had a collie X something huge, he loved to
ride in the back seat with his head out one window and his
tail out the other! NOT what people were accustomed to
seeing in downtown St Louis - we got some VERY strange looks
and honks. My IW loved to do the same thing, or at least the
head out the window part. None of the others have even
tried, although they love to ride.

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Post by pen.. » Thu, 02 Sep 1999 04:00:00


Nancy, et al:
Yeah-look what happened with Stephen King! I ahve to admit, though, that
my Newfs are loose in the car (although only allowed to stick their heads
out of the sun roof when I'm stopped.

pd

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Post by E.Harle » Thu, 02 Sep 1999 04:00:00


My Fiver has reached his own safe
solution to the smell/risk/car window
conundrum.

He sits in the front seat beside me (with
his seatbelt-harness on) with his nose
firmly planted on the vent, nostrils going
a mile a minute, snorting occasionally,
in deep doggy concentration.

It means vents are open in all weather,
but that's why we bundle up in winter
coats, right? (And wet doggy snot
on the dashboard.)

Elisa Harley & Fiver (da schniffer)

Quote:

>Just think of all the different smells that he can smell when the car is
>driving fast . . . And with their sense of smell, it must be just heaven
>for them!

>A lot of people don't know how bad it is for dogs to stick their heads
>out of car windows when the car is travelling, especially over 35 MPH. I
>am a CVT and worked at a large veterinary school's ER clinic. You would
>not believe how many dogs we heard of that got foreign bodies in their
>corneas from sticking their heads out of windows! Apparently, they are
>not able to blink their eyes as quickly as we can, so anything over 35
>mph is dangerous.

>I did not read the thread, so if someone else brought this up forgive me
>. . .

>Take care and enjoy your pooch!

>Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/
>Share what you know. Learn what you don't.