Does your dog enjoy car rides?

@sacmom (14315)
United States
August 25, 2015 6:03am CST
Years ago, my in-laws had a pup that dreaded car rides. So much so, that it made him terribly nervous. However, I had no idea just how nervous he would get... Back then, I had worked at a veterinary hospital, so I was able to get discounts on vaccinations and whatnot. Since I worked there, I figured that I would take him to get his shots. It'd make it easier that way, or so I thought... As I was driving down the road, my in-laws dog would howl and cry. And then it happened... He farted! Nor just once or twice, but throughout the entire trip! Yikes! Oh, the smell was absolutely horrid! He had some of the worst smelling gas that I've ever smelled! And I've smelt a lot in my time! lol I wanted to roll down all the windows, but as they were manual and I was driving I could only roll down the one that was next to me. Needless to say, it didn't help much. So, I had to endure that horrible smell until I got to work. My last chihuahua wasn't like that at all. She loved car rides, especially when we'd go to the park. As for my current chihuahua, she's indifferent to them. What about you? Do you have a dog or other pet that go on car rides? Do they like them or are they like my in-laws dog? lol
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@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
25 Aug 15
Remus loves them, but he doesn't get to go for rides too often. I'm not really the type to take the dog everywhere, because he's not welcome in a lot of places and I hate to leave him locked in the car, no matter what the weather. There have been times I've taken him just to go pick up the kids from school, just so he gets to go for the ride.
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
25 Aug 15
Aw, well at least he gets to go for the ride. I need to start doing that with my chihuahua before she starts hating them.
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@PhredWreck (6051)
25 Aug 15
Louie thinks cars are The Work Of The Devil. Scar has only rode in one once...and that was 90 minutes of screaming as I brought him home.
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
25 Aug 15
My mom's cat did the same. Although it was only about 50 minutes for him.
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• United States
25 Aug 15
She jumps right in the car - but really doesn't like riding much. She paces the whole ride, whethr it's 10 mins. of 8 hours.
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
25 Aug 15
Aw, the poor thing! I wonder what makes her pace like that?
• United States
25 Aug 15
@sacmom She's neurotic!
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
25 Aug 15
@AbbyGreenhill Oh no! Really?
• Indianapolis, Indiana
25 Aug 15
Believe it or not my dog doesn't like car rides she gets so scared when the car moves but loves it when its standstill
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
26 Aug 15
After dealing with my in-laws dog all those years ago, I can totally believe it!
• Indianapolis, Indiana
26 Aug 15
@sacmom this is the first dog I have owned that didn't like cars... I mean I had a dog that used to sit in the basket of my bike... German Shepard and it was a big basket. She was a great dog.
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
26 Aug 15
@Lunadioasa Oh, that is priceless! You wouldn't happen to have any pictures of it, would you?
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
25 Aug 15
I've never owned a dog but I do remember vividly bringing our (now) sadly deceased Flo-Jo from Blackpool to Carlisle, a near 100 mile one-way trip! Fortunately, the basket we carried her in was designed for 2 so she had loads of room to move around in, plus the fact I decided to sit next to her on the back seat rather than at the front like I usually do. She was very good during the journey itself as it was dark (although cats can see in the dark, obviously) but, on the whole, she didn't mind the journey at all, bless 'er!
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
26 Aug 15
Aw, I'm glad to hear that she did so well.
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@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
26 Aug 15
@sacmom I'm not looking forward to the year's anniversary of her being put down (17th September) but I know, deep down, it was the right thing to do. The saddest part is that she was only 7 at the time. Usually any cats I've owned have lived until at least 12 or beyond. We do have a collage of photos in the shape of a canvas print on the wall so it still feels like she's here. In fact, it's one of the reasons why we can't face moving house, apart from the realisation we can't afford to.
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
26 Aug 15
@Janey1966 I feel ya. I had to put my chihuahua down in January. She was only 3 years old. It was terribly hard on my family and I.
@LadyDuck (171678)
• Switzerland
25 Aug 15
I have no dog, but I see that the golden retriever of my niece loves car rides. She is the first to jump inside when my niece open the car door.
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
26 Aug 15
Hahaha! Mine would probably do the same, but with her being small, it makes it kind of hard, so I put her inside of the car.
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@LadyDuck (171678)
• Switzerland
26 Aug 15
@sacmom LOL, I can imagine your tiny dog trying to jump into the car.
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
26 Aug 15
@LadyDuck She's not that tiny, but it'd certainly be a sight!
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• United States
26 Aug 15
My Chih-mix Tinkerbell doesn't mind them at all. She would just lay down or look out the window. I even bought her a doggie car seat!!! Haha. She loves it! And people get a kick out of seeing her too :) My mom's Lab on the other hand...a car is just a torture box. He cowers in the back seat whenever we're moving. And then when we come to a red light he'll sit up and look out the window. Once we start moving again he drops like a sack of rocks! Haha
@sacmom (14315)
• United States
26 Aug 15
Oh no, that is terrible! I have a doggie car seat for my chihuahua as well. It's by Snoozer. What brand do you have?
• United States
27 Aug 15
@sacmom I'm not sure what brand we have, but snoozer doesn't sound familiar.
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@rosekiss (30272)
• Eugene, Oregon
25 Aug 15
My dogs only ride in the dar when I take them to the groomers, and it is funny, but they seem to know where I am going too. They know when I get there, and what I am there for. I guess dogs are smarter than I give them sometimes.
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
26 Aug 15
Yep, they sure are!
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@rosekiss (30272)
• Eugene, Oregon
26 Aug 15
@sacmom It really is amazing though how smart they are. They know whyen they are getting treats before I even think about it.
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
25 Aug 15
Oh how funny! I had a dog once who would get sick every time he rode in the car. The dog I have now loves to ride but she does get a little anxious.
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
25 Aug 15
The one I have now gets a little anxious as well. However, she usually calms down before too long.
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
26 Aug 15
@sacmom Bella does really good in the car but she pants a lot and we have the air on right now. She even pants in the winter so I think she does it because she is anxious. If we are in the car for a while, she will eventually stop and lay down.
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31 Aug 15
My dogs LOVE car rides, but my moms dog HATES them. She shakes and drools and usually ends up getting sick before the ride is over. :( But sometimes I take my dog on a car ride just to relieve his boredom.
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
31 Aug 15
Aw, that's too bad about your mom's dog. If only all dogs liked car rides, it'd make it a lot easier when they have to go on them. I need to start doing that as well. My little chihuahua doesn't get out enough! lol
@GardenGerty (101890)
• United States
26 Aug 15
We have not taken Princess in a long time. She used to like them. We may start taking her out periodically to get her used to it, before "the move"
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
26 Aug 15
I That sounds like a good idea.
@Rollo1 (16686)
• Boston, Massachusetts
26 Aug 15
One dog loved to ride in the car, the other one associated it with going to the vet and the groomer and was less easily convinced.
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
26 Aug 15
My chihuahua seems to know the difference, somehow!
@ricki_911 (19793)
• Toronto, Ontario
25 Aug 15
I currently don't own a dog, but most of the ones I have in the past don't like the car ride. I now have every type of animal except a dog lol. But none of them tend to like them but my one cat, and one guinea pig. They will sit on my knee and watch out the window.
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
26 Aug 15
Aw, how cute! I used to have a cat that would lay across my husband's shoulders whenever he would drive!
@rusty2rusty (6767)
• Defiance, Ohio
25 Aug 15
@sacmom My Chihuahua mix loves going on car rides. He insists to go everywhere. At times when running to the store. I take one of my teens with me. Either my teen or I sit in the car til the other comes out with items. That way my pup can go on a car ride. As I never leave my pup alone in a vehicle.
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
26 Aug 15
I never leave mine alone in the vehicle either.
@BelleStarr (39631)
• United States
25 Aug 15
I have three dogs and wee travel with them all the time, they are real troopers. No farting in the car allowed lol
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
26 Aug 15
LMAO! Well, that's good to know!
@sofssu (14448)
25 Aug 15
That is a funny story. All my dogs except my last Toy pom loved car rides. The toy pom would be so excited and get in and sit on my seat right in front. she would be happily looking out lolling her tongue.. but within ten minutes she would throw up allover you. I never took her on long rides. She always wanted the windows open, that was another problem with her.
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
25 Aug 15
Aw, poor thing. Sounds like she got car sick.
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