If the dog is nervous in the car
Some dogs just love to travel by car. It seems they are sincerely happy with the oncoming breeze and the landscapes flying by. But for other pets, such a trip turns into a real nightmare, and time here is completely powerless: no matter how much you take the dog with you, it still whines mournfully and clogs under the seats. What to do in such a situation and how to help your pet overcome the fear of cars?
To begin with, let’s decide what can be caused by such fears? Most likely, any negative experience associated with cars is firmly imprinted in the memory of your pet, and perhaps shaking is just bad for him. In the second case, everything is simple: simple tablets from motion sickness will come to the rescue. In the first case, you have a difficult job. It is necessary to convey to the dog that traveling in a car will not harm her, show that they are connected with something pleasant, and make sure that when the engine starts, the dog does not begin to whine harrowingly, and in anticipation of a pleasant trip, it wagged its tail fun. How to achieve this?
Traveling with a dog in a car
Talk to your pet more often, praise it, scratch it behind the ear – the voice and touch of the owner are very calming.
In place of the dog in the car, you can put her bedding or rug. Do not forget that the world for our animals is full of various smells and in a car alone the dog picks up a great many alien, unfamiliar shades, which can provoke severe stress. However, having felt the familiar smell of his own litter, the pet will react more calmly to the unusual environment.
During the trip, make stops more often and get the dog out of the car. Give her time to recover, play with her and treat her to a treat (most importantly, do not overdo the amount of treats, otherwise it will cause nausea).
At first it is useful to travel with a dog for short distances. Our main task is to make the dog associate trips with something pleasant. Take her to the nearest park for a walk with her friends dogs, where she can play and frolic. Very often dogs are afraid of cars, because in their memory, they are associated with unpleasant visits to the veterinarian, and such associations must be replaced with truly happy moments for the pet.
In no case do not raise your voice on the dog and do not punish her, no matter how much you are tired of her whining. It is also ridiculous to punish a pet if he is sick, because in this case little depends on him, and he is very scared even without punishments.
It is better to lower the volume of your favorite music in the car!
Dog in car
Do not forget that before leaving the pet in no case can not be fed. A few hours should pass between feeding and the start of the trip, so that the food has time to digest and the dog does not feel sick.
Another prerequisite for preparing for the trip is walking. Make sure that the dog has done all its work and ran properly, so it will be easier to carry the road.
Impressive pets can use a special sedative for dogs, which is recommended by a veterinarian.
Remember that nothing is impossible. On the streets you can often find a biker dog, who, in appropriate uniforms, sits in a motorcycle basket and feels just fine. The main thing here is patience and the desire to help your pet enjoy the trip.