katiek0417 wrote:Luckily, I do work my dogs in the heat just so that they're used to it...mainly b/c we've trialled in the heat, and they've had to be in the car at trials.
If I have to leave my dogs in the car, they have fans going on them, they have a "cooler aire" running, all the windows are down, the back hatch is up, and the sunroof is vented...and they're parked in the shade (at trials or training). I also have a remote temperature gauge that "alarms" me if it gets above a certain temperature...
If, I am running into a store, I usually leave my car running using my remote start "convenience store" option (allows me to keep the car running after I've taken the keys out)...
I leave my dogs in the car a lot too...more than most people do normally...and I get a lot of grief for it. I actually had Fidos tell me that it "was against the law in MD to leave my dog in the car" (exact wording)...and that the neighbors complained that they were too noisy. (the two residential neighbors both have packs of dogs that bark constantly)
I told them that my personal rule is over 75 degrees, I don't leave them for any period of time...but under that, they'll stay in the car while I'm in the building (less noisy). They're crated in wintertime too...with blankets and coats.
They always are in the shade with a bucket of water...
So I have mixed feelings about people stepping in...because I've been on the other side of it. I understand being concerned...but get all the info first.
(the woman in NYC does sound like an idiot,
"I don't have any idea if my dogs respect me or not, but they're greedy and I have their stuff." -- Patty Ruzzo
"Dogs don't want to control people. They want to control their own lives." --John Bradshaw