Suppose you want to take your dog on a long road trip. Knowing your dog is comfortable is an essential part of the journey — and the same is true even if it’s just a short car ride to the dog park. It turns out that one way to minimize your pet’s discomfort is as simple as figuring out where your dog should be seated.
The company Compare the Market conducted a small study to find where your pet is most comfortable going for a ride. The study used four different breeds of different sizes — a Jack Russell, Poochon, Cocker Spaniel, and Red Fox Labrador — and used heart rate monitors to measure their average heart rate versus their heart rate in four different areas of the car: the front seat, the back seat directly behind the owner, the back seat with a view of the owner, and the trunk.