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Posted on 10/07/2012 6:11:02 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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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.
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.
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My neighbor has a Jack Russell, that thing is bipolar.
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.
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?
My horse likes to ride in the trailer.I think she feels that nobody can catch her.
I’ll never have another kind of dog.
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!
It’s an extremely smart breed, just the two I’ve ever known were “off”.
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JRTs are varmint killin machines.
That is a great animated GIF! Hopefully the dog survived - looked like the car was going at least 40mph.
I believe it. Feisty little guys with a strong bite.
Have to agree.
My dog like to ride with me because he knows we are about to hunt some delicious chinese food.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
That is a good looking dog. Do you take the pictures yourself? They look professional.
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.
What is the JRT like? Their special needs and characteristics...?
I always wished I'd enjoyed my ride to “work” as much as he did.......R.I.P. buddy!
dogs like the various smells
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.
The dog always thinks he’s driving.
Sometimes he *knows* he’s driving.
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.
My doggies ready for the daily ride.
They make me smile!
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.
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