Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southwestern Ontario, Canada
• Horses: 0
Over Christmas, I had to take a 2 hour drive with my 4 month old Aussie puppy, who is not exactly the best traveller. She whines and tells a sad story the whole time. So, I gave her half of a childrens gravol for the way down, and half on the way back. Since then, she doesn't talk the same amount in the car, and will actually lay down. I do have to tell her "Enough!" in a stern voice occasionally, and she will stop. However, when I first brought Remington home, she was sick a few times in the car, and on a couple of short rides after that, so I think the Gravol helped with the nausea, and let her realize car rides aren't so bad.
The young woman who teaches my puppy class also recommended giving her a favourite toy to chew on in the car, or a treat.
It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows. --Epictetus