Re: Fear stage I created?
It takes time and reinforcement that it's a GOOD place to be.
We were in a rollover accident with two dogs in the truck. Klytie who always LOVED going for rides started stressing each time we were in the car. As middle says, go places she loves that are nearby... we took her to the river, and to McDonalds for ice cream... other times we kept treats in the car and would give her occasional goodies that she ONLY got in the car.
She's doing much better now, but be patient. The odd thing is that our other shepherd was thrown thru a window and lost for almost 2 months in the dead of winter in the mountains and he now LOVES the car, where as before he was anxious. So no telling how it will effect a dog.
Bree... Rescue Mutt (12/11)
Demi V. Hayden (8/09)
SG Ikon V.Wolfstraum--(5/09)
& Many beloveds at the gate waiting for me...