Car Sickness In A Dog
Car sickness in a dog is not a pleasant thing to have to deal with. If you have a carsick dog on your hands, you are going to want and change the style of approach you take to bringing pooch into the vehicle. It really isn’t hard; it just takes a bit of work to get right. Are you ready to begin? Follow along for what could ease your problems once and for all. Alright then, here we go.
If your dog is sick, it will have a chance of vomiting onto your seats, which will in turn make you sick to your stomach, when it comes time to clean the seats. You might get so sick that you vomit from the time, energy, and money it takes to clean the car. The latter of the two is obviously on the extreme but I think the point hits home very well. If you can avoid or prevent the event from happening in the first place, you are much better off.
It doesn’t matter whether your dog is young or old, it should be able to get used to the feeling of a moving vehicle. Your dog might even feel sick just because of one simple factor, balance. If you cannot balance, you will feel uneasy and sick to your stomach. Think of it as going on a roller-coaster after having a giant lunch of french fries, a hamburger, some cotton candy, and milkshake (right after by the way).
For a dog that has never experienced the feeling of a vehicle in motion, the first few times could be very scary, not to mention the anxiety your dog would feel for the entire ride. It might even be so anxious after the first ride; it is a struggle to get it into the car for the second. So here is what you do. This technique won’t even cost you a penny of gas either, which is a good thing these days.
Open the car, sit down in the driver’s seat, and let your dog sit in there with you. That is all you have to do, to let the dog get used to being in the vehicle. If you are worried about your seats, then use a sheet for the seat where the dog should be. If you plan to use a sheet, then use one at all times, so that the dog can become familiar with the surroundings of the vehicle. If your dog does well on the trial run, praise him, reward him with a treat if you like, and consider it a day. If it is really needed, you could consider purchasing a dog car restraint.
You never want to do to much on the first day of training. That is the reason why so many people fail in getting their dogs to behave (as well as other things in life). You must take things at a slow and steady pace. If you can go at a faster pace, all the power to you. With each passing day, try something just a little more, a slow drive up the driveway and back. The next day, go around the block. Never forget to end your training with some praise.