01-18-2018, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by MarvelousMabel
I thought of something else that might work! I have seen these partition wire things that you can put between the back seat and the front seat. I'm not sure how expensive they are, as I imagine they would have to be custom made. This deifnately will not sole the barking problem, but may be helpful so she at least isn't moving around in the car. Another thing I do is periodically toss treats back there, even if he is barking, as I am just trying to get him comfortable with the car, and hopefully that will help solve the barking. I read you have issues with treats (she vomits) so you probably cannot do that! Hopefully somebody has some sort of cool solution, I'd love suggestions as well!
Originally Posted by Shadowmom
I had a cat that used to get severely carsick, twice in a twenty minute drive to the vet. When I took him in the car every day or every other day for an hour or more he stopped getting carsick. I also had antinausea meds to give him about an hour before car rides that worked very well but they weren't very cheap.
When I first got my dog he used to fly around the back of the car and look at everything and bark at lots of things. He even figured out how to open the windows and hold the button down so I couldn't close them again.
He chewed through leashes back there in seconds and would have easily chewed through a tether. Couldn't crate him he went frantic.
I kept a longish secure chain on him so he couldn't jump out the doors and windows since he did several times, played slow soothing relaxing music and was very consistent with telling him to sit or lie down and stay. I got him lots of toys and annoying squeaky balls and chewy bones and things to keep him busy and praised him for being quiet and still. If redirect him and ask him where his ball was and get him squeaking in my head as opposed to lunging and barking. He gradually calmed down and is very good now.
Just to clarify, my dog does not get car sick. She has thrown up in the car maybe 3 times in the 3 years that we have had her. The one instance I can remember is because she was being overly frustrating on a long trip and I kept telling her to sit or lie down and giving her a treat, only for her to get back up again. She threw up because we gave her so many treats. She does not throw up every time we are in the car. And I can give her treats in the car without issue, it's just when I try to consistently get her to sit and stay with a treat every minute that I'm worried it may cause a problem.