Can anyone recommend anything for a 3-year-old labrador that gets extremely nervous and hot on car rides? No matter what I have tried she will not settle down and relax. My business is relocating to the Carolina's from New York and I'd like the 12+ hour car ride to be easy on her if at all possible.
Regards,
-Larmo
Dan Larmondra
Can anyone recommend anything for a 3-year-old labrador that gets extremely nervous and hot on car rides? No matter what I have tried she will not settle down and relax. My business is relocating to the Carolina's

The Carolina's is not a place. There is North Carolina and South Carolina. got it!
from New York and I'd like the 12+ hour car ride to be easy on her if at all possible. Regards, -Larmo Dan Larmondra

oh great,
more yankees moving to NC
just what we need
Why don't you and you're dog just stay in NY
Problem solved
Can anyone recommend anything for a 3-year-old labrador that gets extremely nervous and hot on car rides? No matter what ... from New York and I'd like the 12+ hour car ride to be easy on her if at all possible.

this is a circumstance where a sedative is very useful (long car trip, not around town). if she gets hot - keep your car cooler (YOU can wear a sweater). Crating a dog often makes them feel more secure, and sometimes a harness/seat belt does as well - the less moving around, the better off they are. Acclimating your dog to the car in a process of sitting in a car that doesn't move, short trips, feeding in the car to get a good association - all very helpful. A shame to allow a dog to have a car phobia - it really limits their life. I hope that before and after the move, you continue to work towards her being relaxed in the car - it's good for everyone.

Janet B
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
Ginger biscuits (cookies) might help too - they are apparently very good for preventing feelings of motion sickness, which may well be contributory to his dislike of travel.. and I'm sure they'll make him a lot happier about the whole thing too Emotion: smile
Diana

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