|We say "up" and Athena jumps up into the car|
|"Hey guys! What's up?!"|
The reason that we haven't been using her car harness lately is because Athena's hot spot has been healing. I would say that it is almost healed now, but she still has a bald spot where it was. We have been avoiding all types of harnesses that will rub the delicate area (backpack, Easy Walk Harness, and car harness) until some of the hair grows back.
|Sometimes Athena gets tired and lays down for a quick snooze|
For now, we have been using frequent car rides as mental stimulation for Athena and as a way for her to see new things. We really feel like Athena didn't get out much in her first year of life because she is fearful of many new things and situations. Taking her on short car rides has allowed her to see new places, people, and dogs and smell all sorts of new smells.
We take Athena in the car on our way to training classes, pet stores, parks, and food carts. I have also been giving B rides to school a couple times a week, so Athena comes in the car to drop him off with me. I think that if your dog enjoys the car, take them with you (as long as your don't leave them in the car alone)!
Kurgo Bench Seat Cover to cover the backseats.
We plan to continually take Athena with us on short car rides as a way to provide her with mental stimulation and to introduce her to new places and situations. Maybe someday she will even take a road trip with us (we don't really road trip so I'm not sure if that will ever happen, but one can dream!).
Do your pooches enjoy car rides? What accessories do you use to keep your pet safe and your car clean?