Every dog owner knows that dogs love to stick their heads out of car windows and “travel” with their tongues out! And if you ‘re not a dog owner you certainly have come across this image at some point.
Many people believe dogs do this just for fun, that it’s their way to “enjoy” the ride.
But researchers at the University of Puget Sound believe otherwise. According to them dogs have developed this habit as it lets them collect much more information about the surroundings and even the route, than by staying in the car.
Even when the window is not fully open, dogs will still try to stick their noses out to collect those information.
In any case, the researchers tell us to be careful and to keep windows only half open to minimize the danger of our dog jumping out or get hurt by rubble.