The Car Sick Dog
If your dog is like the scared dog, it tends to also make his car sick. He is already nervous and the movements of the car don’t help. Try the same techniques as or the scared dog (previous post). Take him on short trips regularly to places he likes to go. Drive carefully and don’t take turns to fast or stop too suddenly (if you can help it).
But some dogs who get car sick are not like the scared dog. They are not as intimidated by a car ride and may even seem to enjoy it. You can help keep this dog from being car sick by making sure he has a good view out the window and that he has fresh air. Don’t let him stick his head out the window as that can be dangerous too, but have the windows down a little or put the air in your car on high.
If your dog is a small dog and can’t look out the window, consider a car seat for dogs. With a car seat for dogs, your dog can be strapped in for safety, and you can put the window down all the way without fear of him flying out. If your dog is too big for a car seat but too small to see out the window, consider a dog seatbelt and the Lookout Perch. The Lookout Perch is a car seat for dogs where you dog has a thick cushion to sit on. The cushion is thick enough to give your dog a boost up.