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Where does your dog sit in the car?

I have to ask this question because so many people let their dogs do whatever they want in the car, and it looks so dangerous. Ace sits in the back seat of my car. That would be why there is a towel back there and tons of hair and drool. The windows are also covered in nose prints. No one else ever volunteers to sit back there because of the nice dog odor.

I began training Ace to stay in the back seat since his very first car ride with me. Of course, there were times when he would sneak up to the front from passenger seat while I ran into a store for a few minutes. But I only let him in and out through the back doors. Since that is his ticket out, he stays in the back for the most part. When he was still learning, it was easier for him to stay in the back when I got out if I parked so the back of my car was towards where I was going. That way he could watch me from the back seat, and he had no reason to climb into the front.

My cat on the other hand rides in the passenger seat of my car, or even in my lap. Unless he’s in his carrier, he’s too good to sit in the back with a dog.

Where have you taught your dog to stay in the car?

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Thursday 30th of April 2015

It's so crazy to see my dog's face on someone's blog! He is quite unique but that's not his body... looks like photoshop helped with this one. ; )

His name is Stu by the way :)

Open Source

Monday 8th of December 2008

I have two dogs. One is 85lbs Lab and 1 is 30lbs big rat. If I could buckle them in, I would. But the kids take presidence. As it is right now whenever they go for a ride, I take them in the back of my Chevy Trailblazer. It would be great if they could be safely strapped into the back storage area of the trailblazer, but I haven't found anything like that.

the three dog blogger

Saturday 22nd of November 2008

Mine are only allowed in the backseat. They all have dog seatbelts which is the law here in Spain. I think it's a very good idea as it will protect everyone in case of an accident. It also trains them very quickly to behave in the car.

Cynthia Blue

Monday 10th of November 2008

Now that I have my minivan.. the dogs are all crated! I love it. Before, in my outback, they were seatbelted in and stayed where they were put. :)

Millie's Mama

Wednesday 5th of November 2008

Mutt (yes, her name is really Mutt) stays in the back seat. She usually stays lying down as she HATES car rides. Millie sits in the passenger seat if we're in the Jeep. If we're in the truck she sits in the middle. She likes to have some part of her body touching me all the time, so even in the Jeep she'll be half way on the center console. It usually looks terribly uncomfortable, but she's as happy as a tornado in a trailer park!