Skip to comments.Why Do Dogs Love Car Rides
Posted on 10/07/2012 6:11:02 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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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.
Our grandparents must have been neighbors! Grandpa always told us this story about seeing a dog driving a buckboard! Then, he’d start singing these old Norwegian sailor songs and Grandma would hide his whiskey bottle and then Grandpa would tell us the story about the cow pushing a wheelbarrow and then he’d fall off his chair. Kids nowadays just don’t get that kind of memory-maker.
A couple of years ago I was blessed (or cursed, lol) with six “dumped off” dogs at the same time. And, I loved them everyone.
I live in a rural area and would put them in the back of the pickup and give them a very slow cautious ride to the lake for a daily swim.
There was one house with new residents that I didn’t know. But, I was in the grocery store one day a a little girl shouted..”Look, Mom, it’s the dog catcher!” It turned out to be the new resident’s daughter, lol.
The FIRST time our dog (a lab/aussie mix) got a car ride was, I think, when I took her home from the Humane Society. She was 2, and she HATED it. She hated car rides....until, she figured out, good things happen in the car....especially food wise! People at the bank, at the coffee shop - any drive thru. Plus, we share food. Now she LOVES rides, in fact, she’s 12, and spends a LOT of time in our garage IN the Pick UP....waiting for a ride. (It’s like her dog house.) She is a very QUIET rider, however. Unlike a cocker spaniel we had who would run and chase cars IN OUR litte HONDA as we drove.
We got our Blue Heeler at an animal shelter. We put her in a small station wagon and got on the highway. Every so often we could hear her thud after jumping into the side window, followed by a yelp from the surprise of hitting the glass. It turned out that she is a dedicated car chaser, and she was trying to lunge into passing cars.I have to keep her on a short leash (or a crate) when we go for a drive.
Before my lab died, if I yelled “wanna go for a ride, Angus”. It sounded like a herd of Bison running across hardwood floor. He would dutiful sit in the passenger, except after the vet, when he would ignore me for a day or two.
You know how dogs love to chase cars.
Today I had my car chased by a Chihuahua.
I really think he thought that he was a whole lot bigger than he was.
“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 )”
Great idea!! My dog LOVES Egg McMuffins and Cheeseburgers and eats them all the time (sorry Mayor Bloomberg). He would just love that.
“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.”
Of course. That reminds me of an article that asked if cats really like rolling on their backs and getting their tummies rubbed. The answer: Sure they do, if that means a steady supply of food.
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