class went really well, but the rides there and back were interesting...This was the first time Hendrix rode in the car without my daughter sitting next to him, so I put him on a booster in the passenger seat (with a harness clipped to the seat belt). I gave him treats periodically and he was very relaxed. The drive was 40 minutes to a church in downtown Louisville. 5 minutes before we got there Hendrix yakked up more vomit than I thought possible for a puppy his size to hold. At one point, I rolled down the window and slung 2 big handfuls of hot barf onto the grass.

The rest went between the front seat and console... Just as I was pulling into the church, I realized a police officer was following me. I was sure I was getting busted for littering, LOL, but he didn't follow me into the church. I was ready to ask him if vomit meets the criteria for litter and tell him to sniff my hand.
So class was fun, Hendrix did great until the instructor used him for a demo and then suddenly our treats weren't interesting enough for him anymore. He wouldn't take his eyes off of her for most of the rest of the class. It was very amusing. Everytime she spoke, he would pull to the end of his leash and sit nicely for her, staring holes into her hands. I was cracking up.
The church is at the intersection of the 3 of the busiest streets in Louisville, and he would NOT pee out there with all the traffic whizzing by. Naturally he peed all over the seat on the way home. Poor little guy. He slept in urine for the entire ride. We stopped at Dairy Queen on the way home (I was craving a Blizzard) and the girls at the drive through gave him a little cup of vanilla ice cream which he LOVED. Everyone working at DQ came to the window to see him. They almost forgot to give me my Blizzard, hehe.

He got a quick wipe down with puppy wipes when we got home, a jaunt in the yard and now he's passed out cold at my feet. Poor Roxy knows she missed out on something good.
I can't wait to clean out the car!
5 minutes before we got there Hendrix
yakked up more vomit than I thought possible for a puppy his size to hold.

Poor Hendrix! I hope he gets over the car sickness quickly.

When Dylan was a pup, she also got carsick, particularly on our
45 min drives to the puppy trainer. She did give a warning sign,but not enough time to do anything about it - her ears, normally upright, would suddenly go straight out on the sides, and then the horking would begin.
We tried not feeding her for several hours before the trip and positioning the crate differently, taking trips of increasing distance to get her more used to riding in the car. I don't know if any of these helped, or whether maturation intervened; within a few months, she stopped getting carsick.
It sounds like Hendrix is going to be a star pupil!

FurPaw

"Every gun that is made, every warship launched,
every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense
a theft from those who hunger and are not fed,
those who are cold and are not clothed."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Poor Hendrix! I hope he gets over the car sickness quickly. When Dylan was a pup, she also got carsick, ... I don't know if any of these helped, or whether maturation intervened; within a few months, she stopped getting carsick.

I'm not going to feed him his last meal before class. Hopefully that will help. I was also told that feeding him a couple of ginger snaps (made with real ginger) about 15 minutes before leaving might help.

It's weird that he has never been car sick before. I'd be inclined say it was the heat (101 here yesterday, 110 heat index), but he's been indoors except to eliminate, and the car was nice and cool. Maybe it was his new, elevated position and seeing out the windows? I'll try leaving the booster seat behind next time.
It sounds like Hendrix is going to be a star pupil!

Haha, we'll see about that. He totally blew me off after tasting that pepperoni. At home he's very attentive. Of course. He totally doesn't understand "leave it" yet. He keeps trying to open my hand with the force of his will.
This puppy stuff is too fun. Except the puking and peeing in the car part.
This puppy stuff is too fun. Except the puking and peeing in the car part.

Thank you for that...
sounds like he had a great time though. We've got our first "with the dogs" puppy class next Friday, and I really hope my little 7 month old Pommie, Gobo, does that well. Emotion: smile He's starting to understand the whole sit concept already, so that's pretty good, heh..
Davina
This puppy stuff is too fun. Except the puking and peeing in the car part.

Thank you for that...

yeah, thanks for that, I can no longer get my puppy fix from a friend. the BC mix they adopted a few weeks ago was rehomed so no more puppy breathe for me
yeah, thanks for that, I can no longer get my puppy fix from a friend. the BC mix they adopted a few weeks ago was rehomed so no more puppy breathe for me

Hendrix no longer has puppy breath, but I don't even miss it because he's so cute and soft and fun and funny and smart. Oh, and clumsy. But that goes with funny.

Lynne