- While driving, the dog does NOT move freely in the cabin.
- The dog does NOT stay in a locked car with the windows closed, this is extremely dangerous.
- The dog does not tolerate as long as the owner requires a “biopause”. Stops every three hours (pee, drink a little, warm up, ventilate the salon).
- The dog does not sit near the lowered glass – it will inflate. Or fall out the window, even on a harness some manage. Either leave only a small gap for air access, or install a fine-mesh protective grid.
- The dog does not walk without a leash. At all. Even for five minutes. Losing a dog in an unfamiliar area is very easy, and extremely difficult to find.
Getting used to the car
- A dog on a leash or moves on a “Nearby!” command, the car door is open;
- We bring the dog to the car and stop, not paying attention to the pet;
- The dog sniffs the car or not, it does not matter. If I tried to jump into the salon, a soft "No", without crying and aggression. Brought the dog out of the car, standing nearby;
- The assistant starts the engine, of course, without moving. The dog listens with interest – we do not react. You can not reinforce, curse too, just stand and "believe the raven." She was frightened, bounced off – we were perplexedly looking at her “What are you doing?” And put our hand on the roof of the car with the most imperious look. The owner conquered the terrible rumbling beast!
- The dog should get used to the noise and smell of the car, and only then get inside. If your pet has a strong psyche, it is not too important. But it is better to play it safe in order not to scare the future traveler;
- The dog must always, without exception, jump into the car only at the command of the owner. Trifle? Far from it: dirty paws, the dog does not plan to take it with him this time, the dog can jump into someone else’s car if he sees something interesting on the seat, the dog can get injured trying to get into the car when the door has already started to close. Therefore, the transportation of dogs in the car begins with a training session at the open door and with training to the permit team "Let’s go," "Hop up", etc. And then the pet is taught to leave the car only on command.
- Restless movement in the cage;
- Pet often and sharply licks lips, nose;
- Unusual sitting posture with an emphasis on the front legs (it seems that the dog will now fall forward).
- Veterinary passport and documents for a dog;
- Food, water, bowls, treat;
- Disposable diapers, napkins, garbage bags;
- Spare leash and collar;
- A couple of toy chews so that the dog does not get bored on the road;
- Bandage, tourniquet, plaster, antiseptic. However, all this and so should be in the first-aid kit of any motorist.