But what about sticking their head out a window makes dogs lose their minds?
It's not just the breeze.
Dogs receive more olfactory information about the environment with their head outside than inside the car, according to Robin Foster, Ph.D., research professor of animal behavior at the University of Puget Sound.
"The air being forced into the dog's nose may intensify the odors," Foster told The Dodo. "Even a dog who can't get his head out the window, he will spend a lot of time sniffing at a gap in the window - probably gathering real-time intel on the current location."
My dog, Riley, enjoying the rideJILL LAYTON