How can I cure car anxiety for my dog?
Ever since my dog and I got stuck in a rainstorm while driving home from the vet, he has developed the worst car anxiety. I want to go on road trips with him, but I obviously don’t want to put him through any undue stress. Is there any way to cure car anxiety for a dog?
- Hang out with your dog in the car while parked. The trick is to find the point where your dog is relaxed, then slowly move closer and closer to full driving.
- Give your dog a special toy or meal in the car. This will help them feel even more comfortable when riding in a car, and will help them associate the car with positive things.
- Make a game of getting your dog into the car. This will also help your dog associate car rides with fun instead of anxiety.