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Why Do Dogs Love Car Rides
Natural Dog Training ^ | June 1, 2009 | kbehan

Posted on 10/07/2012 6:11:02 PM PDT by SamAdams76

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My dog likes to ride in the car with me. We really do feel like we are in a hunt together. I am looking for attractive women and my dog is looking for...other dogs. My dog hangs her head out the window and barks furiously whenever we encounter another dog.
1 posted on 10/07/2012 6:11:04 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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2 posted on 10/07/2012 6:13:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SamAdams76

My dog certainly loved car rides...until he heard the word “vet”. He became a different animal and wanted nothing to do with it. Obviously we learned to not say it.


3 posted on 10/07/2012 6:15:54 PM PDT by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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4 posted on 10/07/2012 6:17:34 PM PDT by Baynative
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5 posted on 10/07/2012 6:18:35 PM PDT by RingerSIX (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccine that they offer down at our Church.)
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To: BobL

My female is a homebody and doesn’t want to go anywhere ever. When I put the harness on the male he immediately runs to the gate and will stand there and wait all day.


6 posted on 10/07/2012 6:19:05 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Joe 6-pack

For your ping list.


7 posted on 10/07/2012 6:19:10 PM PDT by CedarDave (Presstitutes: Journalists who refuse to ask hard questions and who report by omission or distortion)
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8 posted on 10/07/2012 6:19:29 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: cripplecreek

My neighbor has a Jack Russell, that thing is bipolar.


9 posted on 10/07/2012 6:22:31 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: SamAdams76

My dog Cashmere, an Irish Setter, will duck her head when she is sitting in the front seat looking out the front window and we pass under an overpass. She is more comfortable in the back seat and loves rides when back there.


10 posted on 10/07/2012 6:23:40 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: CedarDave

Dogs love to ride in the car because they just want to be where ever it is we are going.

Have you ever noticed that they love to stick their heads out the window, but hate it when you blow in their face?


11 posted on 10/07/2012 6:23:55 PM PDT by Cyclone59 (Obama is like Ron Burgundy - he will read ANYTHING that is on the teleprompter)
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To: SamAdams76

My horse likes to ride in the trailer.I think she feels that nobody can catch her.


12 posted on 10/07/2012 6:24:59 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: EEGator

I’ll never have another kind of dog.


13 posted on 10/07/2012 6:25:18 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SamAdams76; cripplecreek; Salamander
Bikers know why the dog sticks his head out of the car window.....


14 posted on 10/07/2012 6:28:04 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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15 posted on 10/07/2012 6:29:07 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: SamAdams76

I took a calf to the vet several years ago to get its shots prior to selling it.

As I am walking in a lady is getting out of her car with a little dog and it is absolutely freaking out. She said something to the effect that last time he was there he got fixed and evidently he thinks he is about to again!


16 posted on 10/07/2012 6:29:41 PM PDT by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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17 posted on 10/07/2012 6:31:11 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: cripplecreek

It’s an extremely smart breed, just the two I’ve ever known were “off”.


18 posted on 10/07/2012 6:31:37 PM PDT by EEGator
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19 posted on 10/07/2012 6:31:42 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: martin_fierro; shibumi

ping to a graphic for the M/C Hooligans.


20 posted on 10/07/2012 6:31:58 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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21 posted on 10/07/2012 6:32:29 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: EEGator

JRTs are varmint killin machines.


22 posted on 10/07/2012 6:33:44 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: RingerSIX

That is a great animated GIF! Hopefully the dog survived - looked like the car was going at least 40mph.


23 posted on 10/07/2012 6:34:39 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: cripplecreek

I believe it. Feisty little guys with a strong bite.


24 posted on 10/07/2012 6:36:29 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: SamAdams76

Have to agree.
My dog like to ride with me because he knows we are about to hunt some delicious chinese food.


25 posted on 10/07/2012 6:36:45 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: SamAdams76

Dogs really handle weightlessness fairly well. I often floated my Lab around the cabin of small aircraft. He usually seemed to think he had chosen a defective seat, as he would find another as soon as he could stop floating.

Although I have no first hand experience with the same maneuver and cats, I have been warned to NEVER ATTEMPT this with a cat! Words and statements along the lines of “lucky to have survived” are to be associated with such attempts. Of course, YMMV.


26 posted on 10/07/2012 6:36:54 PM PDT by wrench
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To: SamAdams76

When I’m driving my dog is in the back seat laying down. He stays there when I slow down, speed up or stop at a traffic light. But if I use the turn signal, just the click as I turn it on will have him pop up between the seats with his front feet on the console and back legs on the seat or floor watching out the window with anticipation. And as a terrier mix, seeing a cat will get him all excited.


27 posted on 10/07/2012 6:38:27 PM PDT by CedarDave (Presstitutes: Journalists who refuse to ask hard questions and who report by omission or distortion)
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To: SamAdams76

one of my dogs loves the car; the other one loves to get in the car, but 2 blocks from house starts to whine and whimper


28 posted on 10/07/2012 6:41:21 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: EEGator
My female corgi mix just wants to hang out and look cute.

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29 posted on 10/07/2012 6:42:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: BobL

Need to take him through the drive-thru (fast food) IMMEDIATLY after, and buy him a burger or something, ( I gave my dog a sausage and egg burrito off the dollar menu, and let him eat it in the car ) after he got shots and blood drawn, and we have no problems with the vet, because I associated good things, (human food) and the vet.

BTW compared to what you just spent at the vets, one dollar is NOTHING. Honestly one of the best dollars I spent on him. Hope this helps!


30 posted on 10/07/2012 6:45:20 PM PDT by ConservativeChris (I feel like Marvin Boggs!)
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My Irish, Molly, wants to stand next to me, staring out the windshield to see where we're going. That doesn't work real well.

We go up to my cousins cabin in Michigan quite often, and she LOOOVES it up there. A heavily wooded lot, that she gets a good run of, with lots of...SQUIRRELS!!!

She can be sleeping in the backseat, and we get to within 1 mile of Taylor rd, which is wooded rd that leads to the cabin, and she's up and begins to whine.

I get the door open to the car and one leg out, and she's out of the car and running.

31 posted on 10/07/2012 6:45:43 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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OMG. I saw exactly that scene last week at Home Depot. We stopped there after early church when the store had just opened and the parking lot was fairly empty. A white truck stopped down the row from me where I was waiting for my husband to come back. As the drive hopped out and headed to the store, two Chesapeake Bay Retrievers stood up in unison and fixed their eyes in the direction their owner had disappeared. They stood there for a while at full attention.

Finally, the older one disappeard from view when he sat down to rest, and the younger one followed suit. About that time another white truck pulled into the space next to the truck with the dogs. The driver started to get out of his truck, and the two Chessies jumped up and started barking furiously. The new driver quickly retreated back into his cab and moved his truck down by me. He caught my eye and looked a little sheepish and went into the store shaking his head. The Chessies remained on alert until the stranger was out of sight, and then they sat down again. It was pretty funny.

We don’t see dogs riding in the beds of pick ups often around here. I’m sure the 2nd driver was startled.


32 posted on 10/07/2012 6:47:01 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: SamAdams76

I’ve done some trapping. Bobcats are a prize, and worth more, more finite habitat. Coyotes have a better nose and are more leery of a trap. Both are quite curious and cautious.

Their domestic counterparts are idiots in comparison...

Straight up.


33 posted on 10/07/2012 6:47:38 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: shibumi

90% of the time, Odin is snoring on the back seat while we’re moving.

When we stop and people are near the car, *then*, he “hunts”.

Until then, he doesn’t bother because he’s smart enough to know the other people can’t catch us.


34 posted on 10/07/2012 6:48:38 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a mad man's face, his reason tends to fly away.)
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To: SamAdams76

Our dogs like going for rides because they like doing time/distance problems and then they bet on their answers. The other three don’t know that the little one bribes me to slow down after the bets are in. I’ve got like a dozen chew toys now.


35 posted on 10/07/2012 6:48:57 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: cripplecreek

That is a good looking dog. Do you take the pictures yourself? They look professional.


36 posted on 10/07/2012 6:50:19 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Cyclone59

They think dogs have a sense of smell that is 1000 times more acute than ours. Man has five million receptors, dogs have 300 million to my understanding. So when the dog sticks his head out the window, maybe it’s like watching the country side flow past at 1000 mph but seeing every detail going back in time a good ways, like watching some of the best movies ever at once.

Freegards


37 posted on 10/07/2012 6:51:00 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: cripplecreek

What is the JRT like? Their special needs and characteristics...?


38 posted on 10/07/2012 6:52:13 PM PDT by gaijin (Er)
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To: cripplecreek
My female is a homebody and doesn’t want to go anywhere ever.

LOL, I thought you were talking about your wife until I finished the sentence. :-O
39 posted on 10/07/2012 6:52:34 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: SamAdams76

He's enjoying the ride....



But his body is doing all the driving!
40 posted on 10/07/2012 6:52:34 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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41 posted on 10/07/2012 6:52:45 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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I take my own pictures. I've got thousands of pics of the dogs.

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42 posted on 10/07/2012 6:54:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Dallas59
its amazing the understanding a dog has....my old hunting dog “Boggs”...loved to ride....a perfect gentleman.... until I pulled out a shotgun and rang his hunting bell....Then I got a bounding, slobbering, air sucking, steely eyed killer in my truck....

I always wished I'd enjoyed my ride to “work” as much as he did.......R.I.P. buddy!

43 posted on 10/07/2012 6:56:03 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: SamAdams76

dogs like the various smells


44 posted on 10/07/2012 6:56:16 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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To: ConservativeChris

When my dog was a puppy I started every trip with a drive thru the fast food window for french fries. Nine years later, we get in the car, we get french fries, dog settles down immediately.

About vets...we barter professional services with our vets. Of course, we never make any money off that relationship, but the pets are well cared for.

We were keeping a dog for a friend. The demented thing went and tore a board off the fence and they both went and played in traffic. Of course our dog was hit and nearly died. The relationship with the vet started then.


45 posted on 10/07/2012 6:58:33 PM PDT by Roses0508
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The dog always thinks he’s driving.

Sometimes he *knows* he’s driving.


46 posted on 10/07/2012 6:59:46 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: SamAdams76

Nope Nope Nope- You are all wrong-’before cars were even invented, my grandfather used to take his buckboard pulled by his favorite horse Nellie, with his dog, down into town to get a drink. Since he wasn`t sober, someone would put the reins on the front seat [only seat] while my grandfather slept it off in the back of the buckboard. His dog would sit on the seat with the reins in his teeth and Nellie would trot back home and unceremoniously stop at front porch where my grandmother would promptly curse at the horse since my grandfather couldn`t hear anything anyway... True story. Dogs do not to ride - they want to DRIVE.


47 posted on 10/07/2012 7:00:11 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (yup-Who knew??)
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To: SamAdams76

My doggies ready for the daily ride.

48 posted on 10/07/2012 7:02:00 PM PDT by blam
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They make me smile!


49 posted on 10/07/2012 7:03:54 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: BobL
Hopefully some one else has already stated the obvious, but, Dogs can't read, don't have thumbs. Info gathering is sight, smell, hearing. They are not stupid, not as smart as pigs, but able to figure out how to get a job from the master predator that affords some security and food.

Humans have newspapers and magazines(tv internet radio) to figure out whats going on. Dogs(canids) have smell as the magazine.

Driving a dog around is like a 5mb/sec download.

50 posted on 10/07/2012 7:10:14 PM PDT by waynesa98
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