Right now, immediately after work I head home to pick up my dog, then we head back out towards my work to walk the trails there.
My question is, if I took my lunch later in the afternoon. Would it be okay to leave my dog in her crate in the vehicle from 3 until 5. It would save me gas and time. It's zero degrees celsius outside, so she isn't going to over heat, and she's used to being in her crate at home, what's the difference in a vehicle?
I have an old 4 runner, and I have the back seats folded down. I just bought a divider to keep her from jumping up to the front and from kissing my passengers... some weird people don't like being malled by puppy tongue hehe. The only time that I've ever travelled with her in a crate, in the vehicle, was when she was 3 months old, and she didn't like it. She would bark and cry the whole way, but as soon as I taught her car manner she loved riding in the vehicle without her crate. If I keep her in her crate, in the back, should I also get her used to driving like that? Should I go through crate training all over again? Tolerate, and ignore the barking... don't give in for anything!!
What are you thoughts on this, and how do you transport your dogs?