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A big part of staying safe on any trip with your dog is to make sure your dog can be clearly seen at all times. If you get out in the evenings or at night with your dog, it’s vitally important both for his safety and for yours that he been seen by oncoming cars and be seen by you, should his leash slip out of your grip.

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As you know, our new’s Dog Travel Experts radio show will begin on Tracie Hotchner’s Radio Pet Lady Network in March. In preparation for the show, we’re gathering questions about traveling with your dog…and we’d like to get YOUR questions!

Please leave a comment below with your question about travel with your dog. Our show will cover all kinds of dog travel, whether that means a trip to your local dog park, moving with your dog, enjoying a day trip, or taking off on the vacation of a lifetime.

To enter, leave your question below in the comments section. Leave one question per comment; each comment will count as an entry. You may enter as many times as you want as long as each comment is a unique question.

This giveaway is open to readers everywhere. The giveaway ends on March 10, 2013. Good luck!



  1. Kathy Godbey says:

    How often should I give the dogs a rest stop on a long trip?

  2. Mona Jensen says:

    How can you get two 7 month old German Shepherd puppies to travel well in an RV?

  3. Kelly Ann T. says:

    Is a softsided crate just as safe as a metal one, provided it is tied down?

  4. Kelly Ann T. says:

    What is the best way to clean my soft sided dog crate, I don’t have any directions.

  5. Kelly Ann T. says:

    Is there a product you recommend for removing dog hair from seats?

  6. letessha says:

    What can I use to protect my car seats from doggy accidents?

  7. letessha says:

    Is there a cure for doggy- car- sickness?

  8. Kelly Ann T. says:

    How do I find the best vehicle for traveling with my dogs? Do auto dealers allow test drives with dogs?

  9. Kelly Ann T. says:

    When planning my vacation, I would love to go where there are events such as bark in the park, yappy hours and other events, how do I find out about events in other states and cities?

  10. Kelly Ann T. says:

    When traveling to another state how can I find out what canine health issues I should have covered? Examples are canine flu, and other diseases.

  11. Kelly Ann T. says:

    Is there an airline that caters to people with traveling with pets?

  12. Holly says:

    What’s the best way to keep my dog from panting, shaking, yawning and drooling in the car? He seems to have anxiety while traveling.

  13. Kat E. says:

    What’s the best way to prevent my pup from getting carsick?

  14. Kim says:

    Should our dog be put in a carrier/crate, on my lap , or in a doggie seatbelt while traveling in the car?

  15. Danielle Murgia says:

    What is the best way to socialize my dog? She fears large dogs because she’s been attacked before.

  16. Kelly Ann T. says:

    My dog wants loves to go to the dog park, is there a city or state that is known for some great ones.

    • Dem says:

      Posted on Aw, this was an extremely nice post. Finding the time and acuatl effortto make a very good article… but what can I say… I procrastinate a whole lot and never seem to get nearly anything done.

  17. Danielle Murgia says:

    How do I stop my dog from eating other dog’s “leavings”? She seems to think it’s a buffet!

  18. Kelly Ann T. says:

    How do I find out if local dog parks allow visitors or if it is for residents only.

  19. Daraya says:

    What age should a dog stop traveling for long distances? How old should a dog be to start traveling long distances (puppy)?

  20. Daraya says:

    Should I consider sedating my dog? For what reasons should we sedate a dog?

  21. Daraya says:

    What is the average maximum size for airlines to “carry” pets as carry-ons?

  22. Daraya says:

    Is it ok to let your dog stick it’s head out the window of a car? Or is it too dangerous?

  23. Daraya says:

    When should you feed your dog while on a trip? Before you start driving? Take a pit stop to feed it? I’m not sure when because I don’t want my dog to become sick.

  24. Daraya says:

    I’m planning on getting a dpg soon. I don’t want my dog to run away from me if she sees another animal, dog, or person so I will use a leash at first. If you are in an open area like a field, is it ok to put your dog on a longer leash (longer than 6 ft)?

  25. Daraya says:

    I’m going to get a new puppy soon and I am debating on whether to get a crate. Is a crate really necessary? If I need to travel with my dog, can I just start crate training it a few months before?

  26. Sacha says:

    Update: Noah is now riding in the car even better than before (settles more quickly)…latest concern I am wondering if it’s more to do with him being a puppy and will work itself out or if it’s something I need to work on correcting and how to do so – when at a park (dog or otherwise), most of the dogs tend to be at least several months older than him and sometimes these other dogs may play with him at first but then after awhile either lose interest or they’ve grabbed onto a toy and don’t want to share it. When he gets ignored, Noah will start barking..which right now is adorable because it’s a hound dog bay and everyone laughs when he does it….however I know not everyone will always think it’s cute.

  27. Danielle Murgia says:

    How can I stop my dog from going after other dogs’ toys when we are in a social situation?

  28. Skylar Edwards says:

    How many dogs are safe to travel with in a short distance?

  29. Skylar Edwards says:

    How do i keep my Jack Russell Terrier from growling at people and yapping in the car?

  30. Skylar Edwards says:

    What supplies do i need to take my dog to baseball games?
    (i have a jack russell terrier, Bell)

  31. Kelly Ann T. says:

    How do I know where I can go dog sledding with my dogs. Some parks allow it, and others have asked us to leave.

  32. Kelly Ann T. says:

    How do I find special events for dogs?

  33. Kelly Ann T. says:

    How do I teach my dogs that people on motorcycles are not a threat. They get so freaked out when they ride by the car.

  34. Lisa F. says:

    If you consistently pick up after your dogs, is there any public outdoor place you could get in trouble for stopping at to potty your dogs?

  35. Danielle Murgia says:

    What is the difference between the soft sided “carseats” and the harder ones? Which one is better?

  36. Kelly Ann T. says:

    My dogs do not like to be in the car during rain or thunderstorms. Do you have any suggestions?

  37. Amanda says:

    Any tips on how to discover on a road trip where dog friendly reastraunts are?

  38. Danielle Murgia says:

    How do I know where it is safe to walk my dog when traveling?

  39. Kelly Ann T. says:

    Do all National Parks allow dogs?

  40. Kelly Ann T. says:

    I have a dog first aid kit, but there is nothing for purifying water. Do I need it?

  41. Daraya says:

    Is it ok to let your dog run loose on a trail or unfenced field? Thanks!

  42. I have two dogs. One is a Great Pyrenees, the other an Australian Shepherd. The GP travels well, but the AS whimpers and has anxiety even on very short trips. The odd thing is that she loves to go and will jump in the car at every opportunity. Is she just that excited or is she nervous? Short trips aren’t so bad, but on long trips her anxiety gets to everyone after a while. Any suggestions on how we might can calm her? I’ve pondered Xanax in desperate moments, but was afraid that she would get sick.

  43. Brittany Debacher says:

    I enjoy taking my dog, Toby, on trips to the nearest big city (about an hour away) so we can go to petstores and pet parks that are not available in our area. I also like to bring him along because I do not like the fact that I would have to leave him at home for 10+ hours otherwise. However, I do enjoy eating out in a restaurant (not a whole lot of options in a small town) while I am in a big city as well. It would abviously not be wise to leave my dog in the car for an hour, so how can I manage to bring my K-9 companion along if I need to make a stop at a place that isn’t dog friendly?

  44. sandy says:

    My dog gets way to excited when we travel..she barks and whines and runs back in forth…a big part of the time. She is a cattle dog mix and I think her breed may have something to do with it. She gets excited and wants to go for rides all the time, but when we do she seems stressed out at least part of the time.

    • Sandy, it’s interesting that your cattle dog mix and my Australian Shepherd mix have a similar issue given that they are similar in breed. I wonder what the response to our dilemma will be.

  45. Danielle Murgia says:

    Should I crate my dog when I travel?

  46. Megan says:

    Would it be wise to let my dog meet new animals when we go to different places?

  47. Jessica S says:

    What items should definitely be in my Luna’s suitcase?

  48. Jessica S says:

    Should we be concerned about leaving dogs alone in hotel rooms for any period of time?

  49. Jessica S says:

    If you are unable to travel with you pet, what are important things to think about before picking someone (friend, family or kennel) to take care of them?

  50. Jessica S says:

    I know it is recommended to have a harness for your dog while traveling in the car. What are the reasons? Are there harnesses that are better than others?

  51. Danielle Murgia says:

    How can I keep Sissy from barking and jumping up and down in the car when a schoolbus passes the car?

  52. Jessica P. says:

    We usually crate our two pugs when we travel in the car because it seems to be safest. However, I still worry that if we were in an accident, they would still get a lot of the impact in the back of my crossover where the crate is. Is that still the best place for them to ride or is there a safe option?

  53. dawn rasor says:

    Our puppy is afraid to use stairs inside buildings. Outside he’s great on stairs, doesn’t hesitate to run up and down them. But inside buildings he puts the brakes on and refuses and starts shaking. It was no big deal to scoop him up and carry him as a tiny puppy but at 8 months old our collie puppy Izzo weighs 60# and is gaining more all the time. We have no stairs in our house so he didn’t get real early exposure to them. Any ideas of how we can get him used to them?

  54. dawn rasor says:

    Our collie puppy Coach Izzo gets car sick. His first ride was from the breeder in Wisconsin to our home in Michigan so it was a doosey. He got sick 5 minutes into the trip but only once more before we made it home.We had him in a crate for the ride. We were hoping with practice and age he’d grow out of it. We took him to puppy class which is about 5 miles each way and each time he got sick. We tried not feeding him before hand, then tried only feeding him a little, even tried ginger snaps, nothing worked. He’s not in a crate anymore for the ride but with our other adult collie. Now even at 8 months old when he sees us getting the car ready to go someplace he runs the oposite way. We love taking small day trips with our dogs but don’t want him sick all the time. He starts drooling excessively then gets sick. Any ideas of what we can do so he can experience the joy of a ride in the car?

  55. Danielle Murgia says:

    When I travel, I always take a few of Sissy’s favorite toys with us. She always seems disinterested in them and tries to go for things she’s not allowed to have. Do you have any suggestions?

  56. Danielle Murgia says:

    Sissy will growl at other dogs when she’s not the center of attention. Is there any way for her to stop doing this?

  57. Kelly Ann T. says:

    What is the best way to get me dog used to a house full of kids when we travel?

  58. Danielle Murgia says:

    I feed Sissy dry and wet food. I buy the wet food in tubs and usually refrigerate after I give it to her. When traveling, do I need to refrigerate it or will it be ok? She goes through a tub every 3 days.

  59. Kelly Ann T. says:

    How do I get my dogs used to sleeping in a tent or rv?

  60. Gianna says:

    What is best for a medium sized dog to travel in by car?

  61. Danielle Murgia says:

    Sissy came from an abusive household and she still winces when i cook with a wooden spoon. Is there anything I can do to break her of this. She cannot be pet on the head either.

  62. Megan says:

    I ment *carry not care sorry

  63. Megan says:

    I heard when traveling to England they will confiscate your dog and hold then for 30 days to make sure they don’t care anything. If this is the case, if I were to bring her vet records and make sure she had all her tags could this be avoided?

  64. Megan says:

    I have found that the best way to keep my dog occupied is using her kong stuffer toys. I will use them If I go out or If I have to leave her in the car for a bit and she zones out. I can run in to a gas station and use the restroom or grab a few groceries or etc. but then when I get back to the car she gets super excited to see me and will then get sick. What other choices do I have to occupy my dog while I make a few errands & I can leave her in the car and not worry? (doesn’t deal with anytype of foodp please .)

  65. heather proffitt says:

    Have a mini dachshund puppy, almost 1 yr. old..if moving into new place where pets are allowed,what is the best way to help w/ anxiety issues? Just concerned about future probs here.

  66. corey says:

    Can you give some examples of how to introduce a new puppy/ or old dog, to a new baby.

  67. Megan says:

    My dog acts very confident at our house. Like nothing will scare her and she lets everyone know she is the boss, but as soon as we leave she gets all shy and timid when she goes out with us, What could I do to help fix this and get her to act the way she does at home?

  68. Megan says:

    Can a dog catch a cold if we were to travel and there was a complete tempature change? (example if we were going from Florida to go visit in Alaska)

  69. Megan says:

    Should I worry about my dog catching parasites or anything when visiting new places even if she is on heartworm medicine?

  70. Megan says:

    Is there an age limit for the dog when they should stop traveling with you?

  71. Megan says:

    If we are doing serious hiking, how often should I stop to give water to my dog?

  72. Megan says:

    When I go on hikes with my dog I use the back pack for dogs and I have her help carry stuff cause I’m little and can’t carry that much without hurting my back. How much weight can I have a dog carry before it starts hurting them?

  73. Kelly Ann T. says:

    When we go to the lake I have life vests for my dogs, do they need them when they are on shore or just on the boat?

  74. Kelly Ann T. says:

    Is there a great place to take dogs on vacation? Is there a dog friendly city or state?

  75. Kelly Ann T. says:

    What is the best way to introduce my dogs to other dogs who are staying with relatives or when we all go camping together at our farm?

  76. deanna says:

    My dog seems to have anxiety when anyone leaves. Even at the dog park when other dogs leave. She gets really nervous. I can’t take her everywhere with me. How do I help her with this?

  77. Danielle Murgia says:

    When I travel with Sissy she is overly excited about other animals, such as my mom’s cats. (think…chase, chase, chase). Is there anything I can do about this?

  78. Terry Landsman says:

    My English Bullie loves to sleep in the back seat of my car. He could travel for hours, and seems like a happy baby in a soft cradle. How do I get him in a seat belt, while allowing him to sleep as he wants to ?

  79. Kari Ayers says:

    Is it safe to put a 4 month old puppy in the passanger front seat or should they always be in the back seat?

  80. andalene says:

    Is there a specific way or thing that might take their attention off the fact that they are riding in the car??

  81. deanna says:

    My dog shakes when she first gets in the car. Is she scared. Should I put something in there to calm her down. She doesn’t bark and won’t lay down…she just sits up and shakes for the first 3 minutes or so.

  82. Stephanie Hastie says:

    My dog has the ability to escape, and go exploring. While I try my hardest to prevent this (I even use 2 collars, in case he slips one, and he is microchipped),

    Any thoughts on how to keep him safe when traveling, and how to find who to call if he gets loose?

  83. Kelly Ann T. says:

    When go to an unfamiliar hotel, what is the best way to lessen stress on my dogs?

  84. Holly says:

    I thought I heard something about there being special regulations about taking your dog with you out-of-state — to certain states. Is this true, and if so, which states have certain regulations?

  85. How often should you stop to let your dogs stretch their legs when going on long car rides?

  86. When traveling by car is it safer to put the dog in a crate(pet carrier) or use a harness safety belt?

  87. How do you get a dog to be quiet when going for car rides? I have a Jack a Bea who loves car rides but will bark at everything she sees out the window(people and especially other dogs)

  88. Danielle Murgia says:

    What is the best way to keep my dog from giving me poison ivy when she runs through it?

  89. Hannah says:

    Do you have a corresponding KED collar?? I need one! And what’s the cheapest way to keep dogs from getting out of the fence?? My dog always finds a way!

  90. Kelly Ann T. says:

    Sometimes I have to travel for work without my dogs, if I have to kennel them how do I find out which kennel is highly recommended?

  91. deanna says:

    I’m moving overseas. Is it safe for dogs to travel internationally?

  92. Megan says:

    If I take my dog out on hikes, do I need to worry about her catching something from sniffing other wildlifes feces?

  93. Megan says:

    When we are boating, I have my dog in a life vest. Is there any special harness or restraits I should have her in when in the boat?

  94. Megan says:

    Which is the best way to travel far with your dog, by plane or car?

  95. Megan says:

    I use a yellow ribbion to let people know not to come up to my dog, (she is a little shy and doesn’t like big men) when we go out on our walks. If we are traveling to Germany to visit family how do I find out if they have such a symbol to notify others to not come up to my dog?

  96. Megan says:

    I heard a rumor that a dog can get sick if they travel and drink water that they are not used to. I give my dog drinking water from gallons I buy from the store. Should I bring this water with me on my travels in case these rumors are true?

  97. Danielle Murgia says:

    Do you have any suggestions for what kind of restraint to buy? She is 23 lbs.

  98. Kelly Ann T. says:

    Can my dog travel to Puerto Rico without any special documents because they are part of the U.S.?

  99. Kelly Ann T. says:

    How do I get my dog accustomed to time changes or will they be ok without any preparations?

  100. Kelly Ann T. says:

    How do I find out what to the requirements for traveling with my dog to other countries?

  101. Kelly Ann T. says:

    Do I need to bring my dogs records with me?

  102. Tamra H says:

    Do you recommend a harness for large (or extra large) dogs traveling in cars? I’ve read conflicting reports.

  103. Megan says:

    If we are wanting to travel out of the country with our dog, do we need any special papers for the dog or anything?

  104. Megan says:

    We love taking our dog to the dog park, but she is really attached to us and if anybody else is there with their dog she refuses to leave our side. How do we get her to be more social towards others?

  105. Megan says:

    Anytime we get in the car with our dog she’ll start shaking. She seems to enjoy car rides but shakes so badly. Is this something we should be worried about?

  106. Megan says:

    When on a walk we tend to have a small problem with squirells running in front of us and our dog will see them and freak out. How can we fix this so we don’t have to worry about our dog getting loose and chasing the squirells?

  107. Megan says:

    At what temperature is it too hot to take your dogs out for a walk? I don’t want to worry about them having a heat stroke if that’s possible or them burning there feet on the sidewalk or the pavement.

  108. Megan says:

    At what temperature would you suggest that it may be too cold out and should worry about it being to cold on your dogs feet when walking them??

  109. Danielle Murgia says:

    Every time I bring Sissy to another place, she has to stop every few feet to sniff. Is there any way I can get her to actually go on a walk and it not take hours?

  110. Kim M says:

    I have one mixed breed dog that some people might classify as a pit bull. Is there an easy way to find out about localities with Breed Specific Legislation, so that I can avoid those areas while traveling?

  111. Kelly Ann T. says:

    How do I find out about dog events such as fundraisers and walks in other states?

  112. Kelly Ann T. says:

    Should my dog be belted in the back seat or the front? Does is matter?

  113. Megan says:

    If we are planning a trip to go to outer space or to the moon how would a dog get around in a zero gravity environment? Does anyone have any suggestions?

  114. Cheryl Chervitz says:

    Is it safe for a dog to stick his head or nose out of the window while traveling?

  115. Cheryl Chervitz says:

    What is the best way to get 4 dogs in a car to get along together for just a short ride?

  116. Brittany C. says:

    What’s the best way to naturally help our dog with motion sickness in the car?

  117. Danielle Murgia says:

    My dog likes to look out the window. Are there any restraints that would help with her being able to see since she is really short.

  118. Megan says:

    When taking one of the dogs out on a walk he will bark and howl constantly. If he sees anything or hears even the slightest thing he goes off. And he’ll do that the entire walk. How do you train a dog to not bark at everything so you can enjoy a walk with him?? It’s hard to go anymore that a few blocks cause the barking never eases up. Is this a behavior issue or just a training issue?

  119. Kelly Ann T. says:

    Do all 50 states allow you to bring your dog with you?

  120. Kelly Ann T. says:

    Is there any special requirements for traveling with you dog in the U.S.?

  121. Kelly Ann T. says:

    Is there a hotel chain known for being dog friendly?

  122. Katie Amanda says:

    I have a rescued pittie (best dog EVER!). Where can I go to find out that I’m not traveling to or through a place that practices BSL. Thanks!

  123. Christine Aiello says:

    If you wanted to take your dog on a plane, how much do they have to weigh if you want them to fit under the seat? Also, are you allowed to take them out once the plane is in the air to sit on your lap for a bit?

  124. Danielle Murgia says:

    How do I find a pet friendly place to stay when I have to travel long distances?

  125. Pintu says:

    When going on long travel, should I use Dog Car Safety Seat Belt like this : or should I leave them free? So that they learn to balance, sit & sleep in the seat.

  126. Kelly Ann T. says:

    How do I found the requirements for traveling with a dog to Canada?

  127. April says:

    What is your best advice for traveling in a car with a dog? A crate, a dog harness seat belt, etc?

  128. Sharon Gilbert says:

    Where can you find out when you are traveling what places like hotels, outdoor restaurants that are dog friendly. if they have dog parks near by to take your dog for a run. Is there an app for you ipad or iphone for the states you are traveling to find out this information?

  129. Tatiana Castaneda says:

    Our family might be moving to Texas. How can I minimize the trauma to my 8month old dog? We live in VA.

    • Aileen says:

      My wife and I have been very blessed in our lives. We have also lived thgourh very tight times ( I. E., blood donations.) We have always felt the love if others. Many times, we picked up the bill for another at a resturant. Other times we paid for another’s groceries. Another time we put together a baby shower for a lady we never met who left an abusive home. Instead of money, we gave a man in the rain a sleeping bag, a coat, and accessories along with a gift card for a meal at Denny’s. When my wife ad I ran into financial issues, we were blessed by people who remained anonymous with a $500 gift card twice. We always asked why. We had a very hard time accepting. Why us? LovePay it forward It will come back when needed

  130. Lana Bunch says:

    Should some pets be left at home with a pet sitter or in a kennel instead of traveling? And if so, in what instances?

  131. Lana Bunch says:

    Do you have any tips on helping pets relax while in hotel rooms? I know barking is the natural instinct when they hear noises, maybe you have some tips for that too?

  132. Danielle E. says:

    I often travel long distances with just myself and my dog. Safe stops for bathroom breaks, especially in the summer, can be difficult. I try to avoid summer travel with alone with him when I can but it is not always possible. Any helpful advise?

  133. Kelly Ann T. says:

    When traveling with my dogs, how long should I drive before I stop and give them a walk or a potty break?

  134. Kelly Ann T. says:

    How can I tell if other ciites have dog parks that are free or where do I get a day pass?

  135. Kelly Ann T. says:

    When traveling should I bring water from home for my dog? Will water from other cities make my dog sick is he is not used to it?

  136. Darlene Owen says:

    We take our two dogs when we go camping in our camper. My question is how can I get them to not pull when they see another dog or even people.

  137. Ruth D says:

    My daughter is getting married in September about a 4 hour drive from our respective homes.
    We each have a dog and her dog was raised with our dog; they really are the best of friends. We are going to board the dogs over the wedding weekend. Will it be better if we board them together in a place neither has ever been before or board them at their respective daycare facilities? For our convenience, boarding them together is easier but we want to make sure they’re comfortable.

  138. Debra Hall says:

    she goes everywhere i go

  139. Ruth D says:

    I have a 4 year old Italian Greyhound. When we’re local, we use a seat belt in the car to go to the vet, dog park, etc. When we do long distance traveling, we use her crate. She’s fine in the car in her seat belt but whines and is restless when in her crate. The crate is secured and not sobbly and she can see out the window. Do you have any suggestions on what I can do to make our long distance trips easier on both of us?

  140. Sue Haddox says:

    My Lucky loves to go hiking and camping with us, my question is what type of leash/harness do you recommend to keep him safe yet allow freedom to explore as we hike? Thanks!

  141. Danielle Murgia says:

    Which is better for a doggie restraint, in the front seat or the back? She likes to sit in the front seat and since I’m usually alone when I drive, I can’t hold her and drive too.

  142. Danielle Murgia says:

    When I drive, Sissy wants to sit on my lap. I usually put her in the backseat but she tries to jump over the armrest to get to me. Which restraints do you suggest for her?

  143. Alexis E. says:

    I agree with one of the other questions on here. What’s a good way to train my puppy to go potty on leash? He’ll hesitate most of the time..

  144. Alexis E. says:

    What is a good way to teach a puppy to “settle”? My Bichon puppy is very hyper in hotel rooms and if I put him in his crate, he’ll whine like there’s no tomorrow.. Should I practice more crate training at home first?

  145. Janet says:

    when traveling, I get tired of drive-thru. Why are there not more dog friendly places to eat, without leavinig the animals in the car

  146. Stephanie Hastie says:

    My dog is crate trained at home, but the crate is too big for the car. How do I handle his behavior without it?

    • Turgay says:

      Note from fifth grade teacher whose stntueds are participating in the Kiwanis essay contest: We have really enjoyed working on this project. It has sparked quite a bit of thinking about the stntueds own acts of kindness and they want to begin a “Kindness Club” here at school. I’m very proud of their ambition. Our class is writing essays on kindness as part of the Kiwanis essay contest. We have really enjoyed working on this project. It has sparked quite a bit of thinking about the stntueds own acts of kindness and they want to begin a “Kindness Club” here at school. I’m very proud of their ambition.

  147. Gloria Walshver says:

    My dog is unhappy when we go to my daughter in Maryland even though we take him with us.We go by car and it takes 4 hours to get there Should we take him or leave him with someone knowing he will be upset anyway.

    • Wouter says:

      Sindhu, thank you for being our guest designer at IBS! It’s great that you made not one, but two cards for the clglhenae. :) I love the ‘cherish’ label on the second one (so pretty!), and love the clean lines on the first. Have a wonderful weekend!

  148. Brenna says:

    Mine whine in the car really bad…on the way to the groomer, vet, etc. And they shake tremendously!…like they’re gonna vibrate right off the seat! (haha! ;)
    They’re my Little Angels, and I love them more than anything. I hate to see them upset :(
    I try to be ‘happy’/excited about ‘car rides’ and all. It doesn’t work.
    We haven’t done it for a long time, but when we travel long distances, they eventually settle down and sleep most of the time.
    Any suggestions for short trips?
    P.S. I have done the thing where I put them in the truck and just drive around a little bit…with no stops at the vet, groomer, etc. I’ve even taken them to McDonald’s a couple times to get a cheeseburger! (yah, I know, but I want car rides to be ‘ok’ for them)
    They also have a bike trailer. We go to the park every day in the Spring, Summer, and Fall, so they’re accustomed to being on wheels, and they LOVE that thing! It’s just car rides…
    (P.S.S. They don’t get sick/vomit, just tremble and whine like crazy :( )

  149. Robin says:

    My dogs will not go potty on a leash.This poses a big problem when traveling. Any suggestions?

  150. Nyssa says:

    I’ll be moving to the UK for grad school in the near future. What is the best way to get my 35lb border collie mix over there with the least amount of stress on her?

  151. Heather Bridson says:

    Is there a good way to keep my pugs from barking and sounding mean when they see a dog outside on the street when they are in the truck with us? They sound so mean, and are hard to contain..even if its another dog in another vehicle, or someone walking their dog on the road.

  152. Heather Bridson says:

    I have a question, we love taking our dogs with us everywhere, but the summer its very hard with the heat and no air conditioning in the truck. I know we have had to leave them in the truck while we ran into stores and such.. parked in the shade with the windows down, them seatbelted in… is there anythign else we can do? I was thinking about bringing frozen water just for them to lean on. I sued to do that for my rabbits in the summer and it helped them.

  153. Aimee O. says:

    Is it absolutely critical to use dog seat belts/harnesses when traveling in a car? Thanks!

  154. Roger Bensweig says:

    What I best way to travel with a small canine in a cage on long trips ?????

  155. Ruth Hill says:

    What is the best way to keep a hyper dog calm when traveling in the car?

  156. Becca G says:

    Which safety harnesses are better for small breed dogs?

  157. Lisa F. says:

    With calm dogs, if you have the sunroof open, all four windows “cracked” 2-3 inches, and a water bowl in the car, wouldn’t it be safe to leave your dogs in the car for 15 minutes MAX as you run into the store on an 80 degree day? I’ve been on the ride home from the vet with my dogs and needing to make a quick stop (in the interest of not making another trip and trying to conserve gas due to high prices), but would never want to put my dogs in danger. What IS a safe way to do this?

  158. Sharon Gilbert says:

    What kind of things should I pack in their bye bye bag to travel on a trip longer than a day trip outside of toys, food, treats, their blankets, poop bag, leashes, water and their bowls. I keep thinking I am missing somethings that I might need. Help!

  159. Megan says:

    Anytime me or my boyfriend walk our dog and if we walk by someone she barks at them. Not a constant bark just a big woof or two and it scares the people we are walking by. Is this something I should be worried about? Is it something I can fix? I know she is super protecitve but sometimes her woofs even startle me if I don’t see the person at first.

  160. Cheryl Chervitz says:

    What is the best safety harness for dogs in a car? Do they work on long trips as far as the dog being comfortable?

  161. Cheryl Chervitz says:

    What is the best way to keep a dog calm during a drive? I have one that gets so worked up and starts to almost hyperventilate.

  162. Kelly Ann T. says:

    How do I train my dogs not to be car protective, they bark at people who come near our car, even if we are just walking at the park. They do not like anyone near the car.

  163. Kelly Ann T. says:

    Is is safer to have my dogs travel in seperate crates or should I use 2 seat belts for my dogs. I do secure the crates.

  164. Brandy Zmek says:

    What is the best way for 1 person to handle traveling with 2 large dogs as far as taking them out for potty breaks during the drip, and keeping them entertained in the car?

  165. Brandy Zmek says:

    One of my dogs gets very excited in the car, whines loudly, gets restless, and aggitates my other dog. How to keep her calm so she doesn’t upset the other dog or interfere with my driving?

  166. Samantha Remington says:

    What’s the best way to keep my dog entertained on long car trips?

  167. Kizz says:

    I generally travel alone when I’m with my dog. Any tips for safe ways to be able to get food or take bathroom breaks along the way when it means having to leave him in the car or hotel room?

  168. Sacha says:

    My puppy Noah (4mos) rides well in the car for the most part..however he sometimes is in the mood to not sit/lay still. He will listen and initially sit/lay down, but after a bit starts moving around again. If he’s in the back that’s ok & I just look back at him when I can to make sure he’s alright, however he is Lab/ Shar Pei and I think some kind of Hound dog (Rhodesian Ridgeback?) so he likes to be close to me and if I let him be in front passenger seat, how do I get him to stay in his seat? Do I just need to use a lot of treats and gradually wean him of them? Also if he is sitting up and can see out, he sometimes barks/howls at people or at times it appears to be long as it doesn’t surprise me, as he’s part Hound it’s kinda cute hearing his little howl, but how do I teach him that he needs to ride quietly in the car?

  169. Mallory H. says:

    My dogs seem to be super anxious when we travel. Even if it’s a short ride. They are always crying, squealing. What’s a good way to calm them down?

  170. Megan says:

    My 2 year old refuses to go to the bathroom if we go anywhere. She will have an accident in the car or wait till we get back home to go potty. Is there any way to get her to not be so shy? If that’s what you call it.

  171. Jason Diehl says:

    How do you get a dog to not vomit on a car ride? I have tried small trips, but she still throws up

  172. Sharon Gilbert says:

    In traveling with 2 young dogs (3 years & 2 years) how often do you need to stop and let them stretch their legs to walk around and potty if you are traveling for the whole day?

  173. ToCo says:

    I have 2 dogs and everytime we go for a car ride the older (5 years) vomits. Is it terrible to put him through that each time or should I just leave him at home. It’s just a play date 20 minutes away, but I don’t know if this is healthy for him…

  174. Blake Kaplan says:

    My dog is prone to panic attacks when making a two-hour car trip to my inlaws. She starts breathing heavy and shaking.. We stop halfway and walk her, and that helps. Any more suggestions?

  175. J.C. Fuller says:

    My question would be…what do people do with their dogs when they travel with them in summer, and want to eat at a dine in restaurant? I know they don’t leave them in their cars…fans maybe?

  176. Cyndi says:

    We really have a problem traveling with our 1 yr old female Sheltie. After about 30 minutes in the car she starts vomiting. The vet has prescribed pills that only help some. We don’t feed her before trips but she still throws up liquid or foam. She is the only dog we’ve owned that doesn’t travel well. Do you know of something we can try? We really need help!

  177. Blake Kaplan says:

    Haw safe are seatbelts for dogs?

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