How can you tell if your dog hates car rides?

I like to take my dog with me when I run errands, but I'm never quite sure if he likes going on rides.

“If you want to tell if your dog hates car rides, you can look for these telltale signs:
  • Panting
  • Constant pacing
  • Whining and barking
  • Excessive drooling
  • Reluctance to enter the vehicle
The reasoning behind this varies. Some dogs can get carsick very easily while others can sense your anxiety behind the wheel and act accordingly.
To help combat your dog’s nerves, you may want to try taking them to fun destinations, use treats for positive reinforcement, or bond with your dog once it gets in the car to calm its nerves. Doing so can keep them cool and collected and help you avoid car accidents or having to put your car insurance into effect.
If you do get into an accident, some car insurance policies will cover injuries your dog sustains. Be sure to review your policy to know for certain if your pet would be cared for.
If your insurance doens’t offer coverage for your pet, it might be time to shop around. Try using the Jerry app to shop for the best coverage for you and your pet. Jerry compares rates from the top providers and delivers the best deals to your phone for free.”
Eric Schad
Answered on Aug 30, 2021
Eric Schad has been a freelance writer for nearly a decade, as well as an SEO specialist and editor for the past five years. Before getting behind the keyboard, he worked in the finance and music industries (the perfect combo). With a wide array of professional and personal experiences, he’s developed a knack for tone and branding across many different verticals. Away from the computer, Schad is a blues guitar shredder, crazed sports fan, and always down for a spontaneous trip anywhere around the globe.

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