13 June 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Help Your Small Dog Overcome a Fear of Car Rides

There are several techniques to help your dog's car ride become more enjoyable. Photo courtesy mashabanana, Flickr Follow Me on Pinterest

There are several techniques to help your dog’s car ride become more enjoyable. Photo courtesy mashabanana, Flickr

“I don’t want to go in there! Woof!”

You’re ready to go out on a fun outing, but your fur baby(s) doesn’t want to come along. Here are some great tips on how to help your small dog overcome a fear of car rides. Use this advice to eliminate fear and anxiety so you both can enjoy the fun summer season ahead.

Help Your Small Dog Overcome a Fear of Car Rides

When the weather turns nice outside, our human minds begin to plan summer road trips, and our adventures often include our best four-legged housemates: our dogs. We humans can talk to one another in the car, kids can watch movies on handheld devices, and, if we’re alone and feeling confident, we can sing along to radio tunes as we barrel down the highway.

 

But what about your dog’s experience in the car? And what if you have a fearful dog who isn’t exactly wild to get in the car in the first place? Read more about Dog Travel in 5 Road-Tested Tips for Traveling With Fearful Dogs here.

When you learn how to help your small dog overcome a fear of car rides with techniques like anti-nausea medication and natural calming supplements you can create a positive experience and retrain your dog. Don’t allow fear to stop you from taking your fur baby(s) with you on fun outings.

What about you?

How do you help your dog(s) overcome anxiety in the car?

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