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A Colorado woman took to social media to warn dog owners just how important it is to consider your dog’s safety when they’re joining you on the road after her dash camera captured a dog jumping out of a window and right into the middle of traffic on I-70 in Lakewood.
Erica Robles Kannely posted the video (below) to Facebook with the following caption:
Oh wow! My heart is beating so fast after watching this video that Mike caught while driving on the highway today! This could have been so much worse!! Please share so people can see how dangerous it is to let our dogs look out the window! Thank God there was traffic so they weren’t going too fast! I am so guilty of letting my dogs look out the windows while I drive. But NEVER again!
WARNING: This video contains profanity.
Remember, when traveling by car, to always secure your dog with a crash-tested vehicle harness or inside a crate. Also, check local laws – many require dogs to be restrained inside a vehicle.
For more vehicle safety tips for dog parents, check out these 12 Tips for Traveling by Car With Dogs.