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Old 10-12-2012, 04:11 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Sophy had terrible car sickness as a pup - she started drooling before she even got in, and was sick on every journey. I worked on desensitising and counter conditioning, spending lots of time just sitting in the car reading, and feeding her the occasional bit of chicken. After a few days we progressed to driving a few yards, and eventually to driving down to the river for walks. Ginger also helped - and she loved the gingernut biscuits! I still try to avoid driving on twisty roads, or sudden starting and stopping, but on the whole once she stopped being frightened by the car the sickness improved enormously.
FJM, that sounds like a great plan, I had though of that myself, but ... I love my truck (its really my perfect truck LOL) and she has "trashed" it every time...(took me 2 hours to clean it up) and the XL crate wont fit in the other truck (smaller interior space).. So... Mmmm, hubby also said he would prefer to not have "that" happen again... OK... I love Lou and yes.. you are right its the best way to tackle this issue... hey! I will buy a plastic cover for the seat and floor!!! haha woot!! :-) Im glad it worked for you and your puppy, THANK YOU!
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I have been taking her to puppy classes :-) and hired a trainer as well.

She does fine at petsmart with all the dogs around, she is skittish, but the trainer there said she is not scared, just unsure.

The private trainer brought 2 of her dogs in my house, Lou was fine!! :-D
She acted curious and after a minute or 2 she started wanting to play like jumping a bit, the other dogs ate her food, played with her toys, she didn't care one bit!! Im sooooooooooooo happy!!!!

Just wanted to post this here :-)

She does jump back sometimes (if a dog comes to sniff her too abruptly).. LOL
But she sniffs their butt and approach them as well,

I also took her to a groomer, that leaves the "friendly" dogs loose in this room with glass walls. where they can see the dogs, and Lou was there with big and small dogs, when I went to pick her up, she seemed comfortable and confident!

YAAAAAAAAAY! but like I said I gotta keep reinforcing it... on thursday Lou is going to meet my 2nd favorite dog in the entire world. His name is Colt he is a 100 lb English labrador! (Lou is 6 months old and she is already his size H and L), just not as heavy, she is thin and long legged. Colt is all muscle! LOL) I hope they will be best friends :-)
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I am happy to hear that Lou is doing so well.

I hope the car sickness is a thing of the past as well. If you do have any more problems, my mom had to use Dramamine on one of her poodles. It worked like a charm, he grew to love travel he just had a tender tummy.
But even in his later years if we forgot the Dramamine it had bad results. The vet assured her some dogs just need a little help that way.

My sis was the same way, you did not want her on a curvy road without Dramamine.
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I am happy to hear that Lou is doing so well.

I hope the car sickness is a thing of the past as well. If you do have any more problems, my mom had to use Dramamine on one of her poodles. It worked like a charm, he grew to love travel he just had a tender tummy.
But even in his later years if we forgot the Dramamine it had bad results. The vet assured her some dogs just need a little help that way.

My sis was the same way, you did not want her on a curvy road without Dramamine.
Thanks so much! :-D

Yeah... she has been able to make short trips to petsmart's classes on sundays (about 6 or 7 miles away - only 3 turns LOL) If I sit on the back seat while hubby drives and I keep her entertained by giving her tiny pieces of cheese every so often, she doesn't gag as much, but some days she'll lay down and almost fall asleep which is great, but then again if we hit the breaks a little too hard and she slides a bit in her crate she sits up and gets a lil antsy and sometimes gags, but she has not vomited in a while... A couple times I drove her (by myself) and she was in her crate in the back seat, and she didn't vomit at all, not on the way there or on the way back. I drove like I had a coffee cup on the dash board HAHAHAHA people behind me probably thought I was 100 yrs old or somethin..

we'll keep working on it..and if it doesnt get better we will definitely use the dramamin and go anywhere and everywhere!!

Again thank you so much! :-)
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One of my puppies was carsick every time going to her obedience classes. She outgrew it and now travels long distances and just sleeps.
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One of my puppies was carsick every time going to her obedience classes. She outgrew it and now travels long distances and just sleeps.
Great to hear that! Thanks for sharing that, it makes me feel optimistic :-)

My schnauzers i had years ago were small, so they laid on the floor almost under the seat and passed out for the entire road trips...

I hope Lou gets there, but as I said above, thank goodness there's dramamin if she doesnt !
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One of my puppies was carsick every time going to her obedience classes. She outgrew it and now travels long distances and just sleeps.
Great to hear that! Thanks for sharing that, it makes me feel optimistic :-)

My schnauzers i had years ago were small, so they laid on the floor almost under the seat and passed out for the entire road trips...

I hope Lou gets there, but as I said above, thank goodness there's dramamin if she doesnt !
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Car sickness usually comes down to balance in puppies. Get her walking along planks of wood, walking up and down steps, lay a cardboard box on the floor, cover with a blanket or something and get her to walk over it. It will squash down as she does, so she will have to work on her balance. Anything that helps her with her foot placement and balance, get her to go on. DO NOT force her onto things, let her do it when she feels comfortable, just throw food on and around whatever you're using and let her go find it all! All this will be a great interactive game for her as well that will really help her confidence. If you have space set up a mini obstacle course with loads of different things for her to walk on and climb over. Hope that gives you a few ideas and helps! Lou is such a cutie!
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Car sickness usually comes down to balance in puppies. Get her walking along planks of wood, walking up and down steps, lay a cardboard box on the floor, cover with a blanket or something and get her to walk over it. It will squash down as she does, so she will have to work on her balance. Anything that helps her with her foot placement and balance, get her to go on. DO NOT force her onto things, let her do it when she feels comfortable, just throw food on and around whatever you're using and let her go find it all! All this will be a great interactive game for her as well that will really help her confidence. If you have space set up a mini obstacle course with loads of different things for her to walk on and climb over. Hope that gives you a few ideas and helps! Lou is such a cutie!
Thank you so much! That is great info! and it makes sense too.. I will work on that :-D
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Wish I were closer - Lily could use a doggie friend too.
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