Helping a West Los Angeles Black Lab Pup Get Over His Car Sickness

By: David Codr

Published Date: August 24, 2021

In this West LA in-home dog training session, we actually worked in the garage, helping one-year old Black Lab mix Boba get over his car sickness.

It is not unusual for dogs to become sick or dislike going for rides in the car when they are young. This usually is a result of motion sickness or the association of being in a car following leaving their brothers and sisters after being adopted.

Because Boba‘s guardian takes him to dog daycare, she has to put him in the car a few times each week. Over time this is caused Bobo to develop a deeper fear or dislike of the car.

I handed my camera to his guardian so that I could go over a step-by-step process to help a dog get over a fear of being in the car or going for rides. If you have a dog that does not like to ride in the car, you should check out the free positive dog training video below.

It will be important for Boba’s guardian the practice these tips to help a dog get over their fear of the car often. In a perfect world, I would like to see her practicing in three minute practice sessions five or more times a day. However it’s more important that the quality of practice behind then it to happen more often.

If the guardian goes at the dog’s pace, and practices multiple times a day – every day for the next four or five days in a row, I think she should make some pretty good progress. After a week or two, it’s quite possible that Boba is able to jump into the car on his own and eventually learn to enjoy going for car rides.

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