My Dog Freaks Out in the Car - Page 2

Go Back   Dog Forum > Keeping and Caring for Dogs > Dog Training and Behavior

My Dog Freaks Out in the Car

This is a discussion on My Dog Freaks Out in the Car within the Dog Training and Behavior forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Dogs category; Originally Posted by leashedForLife . WHERE did that crate-sizing come from?!?! - jeepers! She's a Boxer x pibble, not a Dane ... how much does ...

User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-18-2018, 08:37 AM
  #11
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by leashedForLife View Post
.

WHERE did that crate-sizing come from?!?! - jeepers!
She's a Boxer x pibble, not a Dane ... how much does she weigh, please?

Rather than look at a table or chart, i'd take her to the nearest physical pet-supply & "try on" several crate-sizes.
The smallest she can enter, U-turn, & exit from, is the correct size. // The next size down, she'd need to back out - there's not sufficient width for her U-turn.

A 27-H x 24-W x 36-L airline-approved shipping crate fit my 80# Akita bitch just fine; she could even lie on her side, with her legs slightly curled. // I cannot imagine how such a massive 42-inch long crate was ever recommended for a medium-sized dog. ::blink::

- terry

.
I got that size by looking up recommended crate sizes online. She weighs 80 lbs. This website https://www.dog.com/content/pet-tips...g-for-a-crate/ says dogs between 71 to 90 lbs need a 42L x 28W x 31H or 42L x 28W x 30H. I even measured her height and length to specs on other websites.
ssawyer29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2018, 08:41 AM
  #12
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by MarvelousMabel View Post
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!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shadowmom View Post
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.
ssawyer29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2018, 09:58 AM
  #13
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Boston metro-area, USA
Posts: 1,885
Mentioned: 46 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Question has she entered & exited various sized crates?

.

Suggestion:
go to a brick-n-mortar pet supply, & try on the floor-model crates.
If a nominally 2 x 2 x 3 shipping-crate isn't big-enuf for her to U-turn readily & exit, i'll be astonished.

And that size crate easily fit in the back seat of my mother's Maverick, FWIW - which isn't a huge boat of a car.
It was secured with the outside seat-belt [shoulder & lap] plus a nylon cargo-strap that went entirely around the crate, then between seat-back & seat, & clipped to the seat-mount underneath the cushions, on the floorboard. // The crate door faced the passenger door, for ease in loading the dog.

- terry

.
leashedForLife is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 01-19-2018, 09:26 PM
  #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: NW Washington State
Posts: 141
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ssawyer29 View Post
I got that size by looking up recommended crate sizes online.
Yup, those are just about universally at least one size too large, providing you are using the crate for its intended purpose and not as a place to leave the dog for hours every day.
Foswick is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Tags
american staffordshire, biting, boxer, car

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"Puppy" sees another dog and FREAKS Dutch253 Dog Training and Behavior 2 03-11-2017 06:06 PM
Took in these little freaks today! K9Chaos Other Pets 5 02-06-2016 11:20 PM


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.