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01-09-2014 02:59 PM
OUbrat79 My boy Ammo always stays in the vehicle when we go out (not during the summer). Just yesterday the hubby and I went to celebrate our anniversary with a long romantic lunch and Ammo waited in the vehicle for about an hour. It was right above freezing. After we ate we took Ammo to his favorite store to get some treats for training and some duck's feet. After that we went to Toys R Us to shop for my daughters birthday, again leaving Ammo in the vehicle for about an hour. He loves going with us way more than staying at home alone. We always park where he can people watch, he loves it. He stays in the back of the vehicle where the windows are tinted so people don't notice him. I've never had anyone say anything about it.

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01-09-2014 02:27 PM
Sansa's Mom
Originally Posted by SummerGSDLover View Post

Nah...leave husbands outside...LOL

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01-09-2014 02:08 PM
misslesleedavis1 If you leave your dog on a chain, with no shelter in a deep freeze then yes they are most likely frozen. If you leave dog in a car which shelters wind then no your dog will be okay....i have noticed that when i leave them in the car and come back my car is toasty warm from my doggies..
01-09-2014 01:54 PM
SummerGSDLover Haha

01-09-2014 01:12 PM
Blanketback People freak out over anything these days. I had a woman yelling at me because I was walking my dog on pavement in the summertime. Uh, it was a cement sidewalk, and I'd already removed one of my own sandals to check the temperature before we even started our walk, lol. But I can't reason with someone who's yelling at me like that - or won't, a better choice of words, lol. I was proud of my dog for not reacting to the lunatic. It was a good training day, lol.
01-09-2014 01:05 PM
Sansa's Mom
Originally Posted by dpc134 View Post
Do not feel bad. The health and well being of your dog was not neglected by leaving her/him in the car. People think that their GSD are people and think that if a person is cold, then the dog must be cold. GSD can survive and thrive in extremely cold conditions (escpecially for an hour). Also, fresh air depletion in a car would take several days to have any impact in lack of oxygen. This, of course, would be different if it was in hot weather.
Most people are clueless when it comes to neglect /abuse to an animal because they base it on pure emotion instead of common sense.
This. I've heard so many people say things like "Do you feel cold? Then your dog is cold!" or suggesting that maybe the owner should stay outside naked in the winter and see how they like it. It's idiotic. GSDs are bred to be fine outside for hours at a time during winters in Germany, it's not like all of the sheep and dogs were brought indoors when it snowed. I could understand people being alarmed seeing this during summer but not winter.

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01-09-2014 12:13 PM
Blanketback I agree with selzer - the leash on your dog bothers me more than anything else in the story. I know you're worried about bolting from the car, but freakish accidents like getting the strap caught up in the headrest and choking your dog, or somehow twisting so that it's cutting off circulation on a leg is waaaay more concerning to me. That's scary just thinking about it.
01-09-2014 09:43 AM
Originally Posted by ZoeandMoe View Post
I think everyone is missing the real issue here. Who grocery shops for an hour and a half?

haha. Me, if I have any of my kids with me
01-09-2014 08:50 AM
ZoeandMoe I think everyone is missing the real issue here. Who grocery shops for an hour and a half?
01-08-2014 10:42 PM
crackem Its kind of scary just how little understanding of the world so many have. If your dog was a Mexican hairless I could see cause for concern, beyond that ??
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