Driving is a skill that many have learned but few have mastered. It’s not always the easiest when your dogs are riding with you either.
When it comes to having pets in the car, dogs are easily one of the most difficult animals to have in your car. As someone who has dogs that are hype, I rarely drive with them in the car.
Thankfully, a recent study from Compare the Market AU gave us some insights into how to make things easier for your dogs and you as the driver. Whether you’ve got an older dog or a pup, you’ll hopefully be able to figure out what’s best for you.
Either way, I wanted to share some of the information from the study that will hopefully help you out on your next ride with your dogs.
Compare the Market AU shares a fun study for driving with dogs.
Even though I don’t live in Australia, one of my best friends does so I was excited to share this. The first thing I noticed was that almost 70% of Australians have a pet and that equates to 28.7 million pets. Regardless of where you’re from, that’s pretty astounding to think about.
Whether you’re planning on going for a short drive with your dogs or have a longer trip planned, you’ll want to know the best place to keep your co-pilot. The study shared that dogs feel most comfortable riding in the backseat so they can see their owner while in the car. In contrast, they don’t enjoy being behind the backseat with the luggage.
The ideal spot is putting them in the backseat where they can see you or have them in the seat next to you. No matter where they sit or where you decide to go, you’ll know the best places to keep your pups so they can be entertained and hopefully, you’ll have a smooth trip. Plus it’ll also help if you have a lot of treats if they’re being well-behaved.
As pet parents, we’re not above a little bit of positive reinforcement!