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02-21-2014 10:32 AM
ApselBear My pup despises the car. As soon as I approach the car, he leaves. When he has to go for a ride, which we do have weekly training sessions, he cries and works himself up to the point where he drools and eventually throws up, even though we forego his afternoon meal so he's ready for the training.

Even when he's wore out from a long training/socialization session, he finds the energy to flip out on the ride home too. Windows up and down, moonroof open or closed, front or backseat, he just isn't into it.

We've started taking minirides. To the end of the driveway, around the cemetery next door, to the end of the dirt road. Progress is slow. We actually made it to training last Monday without losing his lunch, he just saved the mess for the ride home.

He'll come around soon I hope. I'd like to be able to take him to see my grandpa soon who lives two hours away in Tulsa, but I'm definitely not going until he starts to actually enjoy rides.
02-21-2014 09:50 AM
Originally Posted by Gretchen View Post
Molly loves "car". She can find it in a parking lot. If I have to go out without her, she'll ask my daughter to take her outside and smell the area of my parking space, Then when I get home, I'll have to driver her around the block.

LOL. Do the windows have to be down for Her Majesty?

02-21-2014 07:11 AM
MyHans-someBoy My GSD's favorite thing to do is go for a ride in my Jeep. With 205,000 miles on the odometer, I have had to cut back to using the Jeep on weekend trips and short errands only. When I purchased a new truck, my biggest consideration, which will not surprise anyone on this forum, was making sure my boy could go along in comfort.

I made sure it wouldn't be too far for him to jump, since he has a bad right hip and the windows in the back will roll down so he can have air even if I don't want it blowing on me.

What we do for our dogs!

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02-21-2014 02:51 AM
cethlen1621 Heck yeah he loves the car since he realized it usually means we're going to the dog park or a family member's house.

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02-21-2014 12:13 AM
Gretchen Molly loves "car". She can find it in a parking lot. If I have to go out without her, she'll ask my daughter to take her outside and smell the area of my parking space, Then when I get home, I'll have to driver her around the block.
02-20-2014 07:06 PM
AngelaA6 Gunther loves the car he's either looking out the windows or sleeping depending on the length of the trip.
02-20-2014 06:54 PM
mego Lara adores the car. Has always loved it.
She is an angel every time on our 9 hour car rides back to my parents' that we dont take very often.
02-20-2014 06:49 PM
Sp00ks Ours has finally associated the car with us going to do something and seems excited when he knows he is going in the car. He was showing some resistance there for a little while when he was going through the fear period. Now he is ready to roll.
02-20-2014 05:47 PM
Thewretched My girl has somehow associated the back of my car with sleeping, we take her to parks, and hiking trails, twice daily, and all she does is hop In the back, and falls right to sleep, doesn't make a sound. Even on 4 hour car rides

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02-20-2014 03:19 PM
hattifattener absolutely!
since 12 weeks of age.

whether it's car or tractor or anything with wheels or tracks and engine.
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