My dog loves to stick its head out of the car window while I'm driving, but is that safe?
From the Editors of The Dog Daily
Dogs aren't the only ones that enjoy this activity. The "air massage" against a head or hand sticking out of a car can be a pleasant sensation for kids too. When driving in a remote area, it's also a fun way to teach children about the physics of flight, since an outstretched hand can illustrate the sensation of air uplift underneath the hand.
That said, it's not a good idea to allow any of your passengers -- human or canine -- to stick their head or limbs outside the window, particularly in busy, urban areas. Rocks, glass or even worse objects could cause severe injury. You can, however, roll down the window just enough to let your dog feel a small wind rush. Pet stores also sell safety goggles for dogs, which offer some protection if your dog must place its head outside the car window -- but be prepared for a lot of bemused stares!