The majority of dogs love to go for a ride in the car. Owners must follow some very important practices when they let their pup go along for the ride!
1. Windows Open! Hot day or cool day, if you leave a dog in the car for just a minute or two, crack those windows just a bit!
2. Keep an Eye on Him! If you make the mistake of parking your car, with the dog in it, out of your view, you could come back to a car with no dog. If you must run, and I mean run into a store, make sure you can see your car from the store windows.
3. Head Inside! Eyes and ears can be harmed by flying debris if your dog hangs his head out the window during the ride.
4. Beware the Size of Your Dog! Make sure your dog cannot fit through the space in the open window you have rolled down just a bit. One squirrel sighted by your dog passenger could mean one dog out the window of a moving car.
5. Water and Breaks! Our pup Molly goes on long road trips with us. We stop every two hours to allow Molly to stretch her legs and take a bathroom break. We also make sure water is in a container in the car at all times.
6. No Back of the Truck! Truck beds are hot! Truck beds will not hold a dog in place if a sudden stop is made.
7. No Motorcycles! Sure, it looks cute when you see a dog riding on a motorcycle with a human. No way is a dog safe from injury on a motorcycle
8. Buckle the Seat Belt! You can purchase seat-belt harnesses for dogs that are quite comfortable. The seat-belt harness does allow the dog to move around in his seat. Seat-belt harnesses for dogs have saved the lives of many dogs who have been passengers involved in a car accident. Seat-belt harnesses for dogs can be found at your local pet store and are inexpensive to buy.