|08-27-2013 01:39 AM|
|08-25-2013 08:33 AM|
when i'm at dog shows i see dogs left in cars, trucks, rv's, etc.
i also see dogs left in crates and little, portable fenced in areas.
|08-25-2013 08:28 AM|
you have a car? i thought you were 13 yrs old?
|08-25-2013 08:23 AM|
i'm not a fan of leaving a dog in the car no matter what
but somtimes you may have too. i don't think anything
heat related will happen to a dog left in a car for 10
minutes with the windows down. when my dog was young
i use to have strangers reach in the window and pet him.
i also ask the strangers to open the car door and try to remove
the dog. i asked the stranger to call him and offer him a treat.
some of the strangers would reach in the car and pull his leash
while calling him. his leash was on in the car only for this exercise.
|08-25-2013 08:08 AM|
what if the engine stalls? what if someone steals the car because
it is running?
|08-25-2013 05:48 AM|
Tomorrow is suppose to be in the 90s. Berlin will be crated in my suv from 9am to noon
Schutzhund club. Back door open. Windows down. And battery operated fan on him
Sent from Petguide.com Free App
|08-25-2013 04:38 AM|
30 minutes to an hour is not cruel, we all do it at shutzhund for hours at a time. Alot of people have vans and fans, I dont and my dog does fine in the evening- no overheating. I do keep an eye on her and would water/shade/not work her if she was heat stressed.
The major issue with cars is if its sunny especially midday, and the windows are shut or just open a bit the car is a heat box. Windows open and a breeze and its very tolerable- I went without car ac most all my life.
|08-25-2013 03:35 AM|
|GSDLover2000||If you KNOW you are going to be in there for a minute, the dog will not suffer if left in for 10-15. Now 30 minutes to an hour, that is different, and cruel. The one thing that scares me is just those crazy people out there who would steal the dog, or things like. I don't the OP did anything wrong, I leave my dogs in the car if I am gone for 5 minutes, but I come out every 2 minutes to make sure /he/she is fine. I just couldn't stand it if my dog was stolen... I just couldn't. I know no "Lost" sign would help...|
|08-25-2013 03:21 AM|
|LaRen616||I take my dog with me whenever I can but if I am going somwhere that will leave him in the vehicle longer than 5 minutes I won't take him with. In my town I would NEVER leave my windows even partially down. Absolutely not. Around here I worry about people stealing my dog. If he's in the car alone than it is nighttime and he's only alone for 5 minutes and it's under 75.|
|08-25-2013 02:46 AM|
Sent from Petguide.com App
|This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.|