08-03-2015, 07:36 PM
Join Date: May 2013
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Originally Posted by amaryllis
I'd start counter conditioning them to the trip today. My dog was fostered for 10 days. His foster knew that he'd then be facing a 12 hour car trip to get to me, so every day for 10 days, she loaded him into her car, drove to McDonalds, bought him a hamburger patty and gave it to him in the car.
Three years later, he'll try to get into any car with a door open we pass, lol.
Luckily, my pups all love the car... Well, except for one who has a lot of anxiety issues. But no one has been on a long road trip except for my service dog who drove back from Tennessee with me last summer.
I plan to crate them with their buddies so that it is less stressful. Plus I'll have comfy beds in their crates. I could probably pre fill their kongs and whatnot, but I'd be worried about them possibly getting car sick.
There are just so many "what ifs" and details to think about!