It’s hot in the car

by Brad Waggoner

It’s a holiday weekend and folks are going to be getting out and enjoying themselves. If you’re one of them and plan on taking your dog please remember that even though the temperatures are cooling down it can still get deadly hot inside your car.  Leaving the windows cracked and a little water is not enough.  If your dog can not accompany you wherever you go, plan on leaving him at home.  If you do take him be sure he’s ready for a public outing.  How is he with strangers, or in crowds or with strange dogs. As much as we love them sometimes our dogs are happier to just stay home than be in uncomfortable surroundings and the most uncomfortable and sometimes fatal surroundings is the family car in the sun.

Lisa Lyle Waggoner is the author of The Original Rocket Recall™: Teach Your Dog to Come. She’s a CPDT-KA, a CSAT (Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer), a Pat Miller Certified Trainer Level 2, Faculty for the Victoria Stilwell Academy of Dog Training and Behavior, a dog*tec Certified Professional Dog Walker and the founder of Cold Nose College in Murphy, North Carolina. The company’s trainers enjoy providing virtual behavior consulting and training solutions to clients around the globe and offers coaching, mentoring and behavior case support for pet professionals.


1 thought on “It’s hot in the car”

  1. Thanks Cold Nose,

    I was just making plans to take them with for some errands. It’s 60 degrees here (finally). That’s a funny temperature, it can still get really hot. Maybe I’ll grab a buddy to wait in the car with them. Thanks for the reminder.

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