When riding in our motorhome, the dog "insists" on sitting in the passenger's lap (loves to look out the window and is spoiled). I want him to sit in the back. Suggestions?

asked 2017-10-15 21:10:36 -0500

He is anxious a howls when left alone. We are retired and spend much time with him.

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answered 2017-10-18 17:36:39 -0500

It is not only dangerous for the pet, but in many States, it is against the law to hold a pet in your lap. You may not get pulled over and cited for that alone but if stopped for another reason you could be cited. There are doggy seat belts to buckle you dog and/or carrier to keep your pet safe. There are also car seats for small dogs so they can be buckled in and see out the window. Many pet stores such as PetSmart and PetCo sell them. You can also by them online at Amazon or pet supply sites.

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answered 2017-10-19 15:36:31 -0500

I would suggest getting a doggie seat belt or some type of carrier. Since it will be a new experience I would treat this like any type of training. Lots of positive reinforcement! I would also try to do this gradually. Put them in the back for an hour and then up to the front.

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