Today we have a topic, which happens to anyone who has a pet in their home, especially a dog. A pet, always going out with us. We can’t leave our pets alone in the house. And if our pet is a dog, one of the most common issues that a dog faces is when we start traveling by car (or any vehicle but we discuss just a car) and often our dog is afraid to travel by car. So, what are the causes of this fear and what is the solution, we will explain all in today’s article “how do I train my dog to get in the car.”
If your dog is afraid of traveling in the car, so this can be a huge issue for you. Some dogs scream, make noise, and some get sick because of fear. People who are fond of having a dog, they all face such severe problems. Explain your point to an animal. It can be difficult, but not impossible. If you are worried about some of these reasons, then you are on the right track. And this article is for you. We’ll share some tips with you that will help to teach how you can train your dog and set a good mindset for your pet.
Why do dogs hate cars?
There may be many reasons that a dog afraid of car travel. Obviously, animals cannot tell us what they are afraid of, but we have to monitor their movements to know their fears. As with humans getting sick while traveling in a car, such as vomiting also occurs in dogs. The car has its own smell, then car’s vibration, the engine’s noise, and speed. Those kinds of feelings make them scared. Because of these fears, dogs take the car travel negatively and these become car phobia.
How to make a dog’s mindset for accepting a car journey?
When you set out on a journey and you take your dog along, make it easy for your dog to make the trip. When you have your dog in the car and he is scared, then sometimes you will find it hard to handle a dog because he will not be at ease. Your 10 to 15 minutes will be hard to settle your dog in the car. Love your dog; give something to play, or to eat, like biscuits. After that, your dog will surely be relieved. And when your dog feels like this, get the dog out of the car for some time. Enjoy and sit back the car again after a bit.
If you do this 2-3 times, definitely, your dog will be relaxed. That way the fear of him sitting in the car will go away. When you start driving, so just start the car for 5 to 10 minutes and try to eliminate the dog panic. Try to convince him that we are going to really enjoy it. And when driving, start slowly. Do it again the next day. Do this for 3 to 5 days. This will give your dog training. His fears will subside and he will understand. It’s all about a dog’s mindset.
Make your dog’s travel easier
Attach the car journey to entertainment and happiness. When traveling with a dog, be sure to take care of his/her feelings. Do not suddenly accelerate speed. Keep the pace slow, and buy a few things to eat for the dog while traveling, such as biscuits, etc. That way the dog will realize that traveling by car is very enjoyable. When once they understand the fun of car travel, he will be looking forward to your every trip.