There are several things that can make dogs super excited. One of which is a car ride, to the point that simply opening the doors of your car makes them frantically jump up and down. These funny dogs apparently couldn’t contain their excitement while riding in the car. And as you will see their owners find their reaction so amusing and silly.
But why do dogs love car rides so much? Their fascination of riding in a car can be linked to their natural instinct of riding in a pack. Typically, canines are pack animals who used to live and hunt together in a group. Hence, going on a ride together with their humans and other pets gives them the same euphoric sensation of going on a hunt in a pack. This explains why they sometimes act so ridiculous during a car ride. It’s because the experience brings out their true nature and it’s one of those moments when they can just be dogs.
People Are Sharing Photos Of Their Funny Dogs Enjoying A Car Ride
While most dogs enjoy the thrill of riding in a car, some may not like the experience as most doggos do. Our canine companions typically should find the ride enjoyable. But if your pooch tends to look miserable during every ride, it is likely due to anxiety or motion sickness. Some dogs may associate car rides with ‘a trip to the vet’ which explains why they sometimes feel uneasy and frustrated. They may also feel anxious with just the sight of a vehicle itself because of negative experiences they had with cars. This is true for most rescue dogs who had a scary life on the streets where they had to avoid getting run over by vehicles.
Motion sickness, on the other hand, is more commonly seen in puppies than in older dogs. And this is because parts of their inner ear, which are responsible for their system for balance, are not yet fully developed. However, puppies should outgrow this woozy sensation by the time they’re one year old.
As a pet owner, you can help prevent anxiety and motion sickness to make car rides more pleasurable for them. Make sure that they are comfortable inside the car by keeping the temperature cool throughout the ride. Many dogs prefer to breathe in fresh air as it gives them more energy and it helps soothe their nerves. Thus, a refreshing burst of wind hitting their faces gives them a pleasant and soothing sensation. So, we recommend lowering the windows of your car to let them enjoy fresh air. Plus, they become a hilarious sight with the wind blowing on their faces as you can see on some of these photos.