Without a doubt, you have either had a dog who loved sticking his head out the window when you drove or have seen dogs with their heads out the car window while driving around. Because of this, we must conclude that dogs love hanging their heads out the car window.
Anytime you have seen Fido with his head out the window, tongue flapping in the wind, drool painting the side of the car with his ears pinned back, you might wonder why they like that so much. Perhaps you have stuck your head out the window and just can’t figure out why it is supposed to be so much fun.
Since nobody can interview our fine canines on the subject, we have to rely on other sources for an answer. We have some thoughts on the subject, some are science-based while some are just wild guesses. Either way, Clear Vision Auto Glass, your windshield repair service in New Jersey, offers what we believe are reasons why your dog likes sticking his head out of the car window.
Dirty or Cracked Windshield
There are those in the world who believe that dogs stick their heads out of the window because they can’t clearly see out of the windshield. If you have a windshield that is dirty, cracked or full of chips, your dog might be sticking his head out the window as a passive-aggressive sign that you need to either replace or have your windshield repaired. At the very least, you should have it cleaned. After all, Fido deserves a clear view of the scenery.
Have you ever stuck your head out of the car window? You may have tried this when you were a kid. Even though it is kind of hard to breathe because of the intense wind, bugs smack you in the face and your eyes water, it is still rather fun. Perhaps dogs do it simply because it is fun for them.
It can get pretty hot in your car, so they might pop their head out the window to cool down. If you have tried explaining the concept of air conditioning to a dog, you know it’s a subject they just don’t comprehend. All they know is that the wind through their fur cools them down.
They Might Miss Something
When you take Fido for a drive, all of the action is outside of the vehicle. Fido does not care what is going on in the car, that is boring. So even though you are quite happy driving around with some Led Zeppelin cranked, Fido desperately wants to get closer to the action around the car. This is why he sticks his head out the window.
Dogs are basically walking noses, and for them, smell is everything. And you can bet there are a whole lot of smells while driving down the road. Besides, the inside of your car smells like stale aftershave and old french fries.
Bring your car to Clear Vision Auto Glass to have that damaged windshield repaired. Fido will appreciate it.