In all likelihood, either you have a dog who likes to stick his head out the window when you take him for a drive or you have seen any number of dogs with their heads out the window as you are driving around doing errands. It is a common sight; Fido with his head out of the window and tongue lashing in the wind.
Have you ever stopped to think about the reasons why dogs like to hang their heads out of the car window? It is a question that keeps some people up all night. Since we can’t interview the subjects to get answers as to why they like doing this, we are going to have to rely on experts who have pondered this question long and hard.
And now, Suffolk Glass, your auto glass service in Long Island, offers the reasons why Fido sticks his head out of the car window.
They Might Miss Something
While driving Fido around in the car, all the action is happening outside of your vehicle. Inside the vehicle are the people he is familiar with and basically nothing else of interest. Fido doesn’t care about your stereo system or reclining bucket seats, Fido is more interested in the other dogs with their heads out the windows and the other sights to see.
You might be happy with the seat leaned back, the car on cruise control and Pink Floyd in the background, but your dog wants to be closer to the action happening on the outside of your car.
Your car is a pretty hot place, especially when the sun is beating down on everything inside it. In all likelihood, your dog probably gets a little warm when riding in the car. He sticks his head out of the window to cool himself down and gulp in some fresh air.
Your dog is basically a walking nose. They smell everything. And you can bet that there are thousands of smells to contend with when you are driving Fido around the city. In addition, the inside of your car smells like Old Spice aftershave and stale McDonald’s french fries, no wonder your dog wants to stick his head out of the window.
It’s A Blast
Go ahead and try it yourself. We are betting that you stuck your head out of the car window as a kid and it was probably a blast. You would do it now, except you don’t want to mess your hair up. Fido doesn’t care about that, he just has fun with his head out the window.
Fido might be sticking his head out of the window because he can’t see anything out of the windshield. If your windshield is cracked or dirty, it makes sense to bypass it by sticking your head out the window. You know how it drives you batty driving with a cracked windshield.
A cracked window is a safety issue and should be dealt with right away. Call Suffolk Glass and schedule an appointment right away.