By puppylove - 20/10/2012 07:16 - United States
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Yeah, and lots of dogs like running without leashes, pooping in other people's gardens, and eating whatever they can get their mouths on. But that doesn't mean you let them do it. It's up to pet owners to be responsible, and ensure their pet lives a safe and healthy life. Leaving an unrestrained puppy in the passenger seat of a car with the window rolled down far enough for the dog to jump out of is just fucking stupidity, as far as I'm concerned. F your dog's life, OP. I only hope you aren't this stupid in future.
Yes but puppies? They don't know any better because they are still learning. I have two Siberian husky pups and even I know that! One tried to jump out the window while cruising around San Fransisco. I learned back then puppies can't be trusted. I understand wanting to give your dogs fresh air but that window must have been down a ways for a whole puppy to get out of it. Next time use the AC and skip the window process until he's trained or something! Poor pup! Hope he's okay!
You deserve it. I don't understand why people think it is okay to open the window big enough for pets to get out. And don't you know how dangerous escaping pet is to other drivers on the road?
Agreed with Mioko, an incident like that not only puts your pet's life in danger but other drivers' as well. Having said that I know tons of people who drive with the windows low enough for their pets to physically leap out if they wanted to..just seems like most never do. :/
#6 exactly! that's one thing that bothers the hell out of me, as a striving animal behaviorist and/or vet, and an animal lover. if you open the window enough for them to jump out, there is ALWAYS that chance they will jump out. same with if you leave them in the back of a truck. it does not matter how well trained you THINK they are, they still have instincts, and will still jump out of a moving vehicle if they feel the need to. my mom has seen a lot of dogs with road burn and severe injuries during her time working at vet clinics from them jumping out of a moving car. think, people! it's not worth the injury to the dog to let them hang their head out the window. besides, it's actually not good for their ears to let them.
1) That's rule number 1 when you're driving with your dog: Don't roll down the window! 2) A dog, especially a puppy, shouldn't be on the front seat, in case of an accident. I feel really sorry for you OP, and hope your puppy is okay, but common sense would have prevented this situation.
The thought of it seems hilarious, but I hope nothing horrible happened to your puppy.