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Monday, January 16, 2012

Puppy Training 101 --- Out and About

Wow!  I just got Little Wolfie and I want to take him everywhere in the car with me!  It is really fun!


I have talked about this in the past, but if you are a new puppy owner with Little Wolfie, you just might need to hear it again.  Let me try to make this very clear to you, the engineers in Detroit did not design our cars for dogs, they designed them for humans!  Because of this, we have to make sure that our best little friend is safe while he is in the car with us.  An open window or air bag is unsafe and could actually lead to our puppy's injury or death, if not properly managed.

I go nuts when I see a driver with their puppy in their lap when they are driving.  I hate it when I see a dog owner allowing their dog to stick his head out an open window when the car is traveling fifty or sixty miles an hour.  These are two examples that are just not right for your puppy in the car.  Please read my safety suggestions below:
  • Never let your puppy ride in your lap while driving. 
  • Never let your puppy stick their head out the window while the car is in motion.
  • Never let your puppy in the front right seat of your car unless you can turn off the passenger seat airbag.
  • Always keep your puppy properly secured while they are in the car.  Even if the car is stopped, your puppy should still be secured.
  • Always provide a "trip diversion" for your puppy to keep them engaged and focused.  One of his favorite toys or a bone are two great examples.
These are just a few rules that I feel are important when you and Little Wolfie are traveling in the car.  Follow them and you are off to a great start of motoring with your pup!  For more information on dog safety, please contact us at SouthBroward@BarkBusters.com.  For more information, please contact The Best Dog Trainers in South Florida.

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