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Q: why do dogs like to stick their heads out of car windows

March 29, 2009 | By tina c. | 9 answers | Expired: 2020 days ago

tina c.

I was just wondering does anyone know why do dogs like to stick their heads out of moving car windows but they don't like it if you blow in their faces?

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deb o.
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Apr 01, 2009

I think mine likes it because of all the smells! She gets the biggest kick out of going for rides-it doesn't matter where we go as long as she gets to go too!

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Sam
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Sam

Mar 31, 2009

I think they like this becuase they like fresh air and the smells of the air and food that is outdoors!

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Elisa D.
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Mar 30, 2009

The smells! The wind carries so many wonderful intoxicating smells! As far as blowing in their faces - I think it's because it provides a different sensation.

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Stacy H.
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Mar 30, 2009

The smells of are probably one reason, but I find that they are also able to point their heads forward, which prevents them from getting motion sickness. You never see them looking back with their head out the window.

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Janice C.
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Mar 30, 2009

There is a lot of action going on outside when a dog is in a car. I'm sure the scent of the out doors in very enticing. I would only crack the back windows a bit just to keep my dog safe.

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Kaytee
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Mar 30, 2009

I guess they like to smell all the different scents in the air :)

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Mar 30, 2009

My boys have never told me why they love to stick their head out the window, but I think it has to do with all the smells.

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Ragdollkitties
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Mar 30, 2009

My guess is that the air coming from the outdoors has a lots of great, unfamiliar scents in it. I don't allow my dogs to put their heads out the window while driving, although I'm sure they would love it. Too dangerous with debris in the eyes or face.

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Sharon
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Mar 29, 2009

I would first say for the curiosity of
what's going on, but I will tell you I
would not allow them to do this as my
most concern would be any flying debri
that could get in their eyes or nose.

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