Machine and English Cocker Spaniel (part 2)
Not immediately, the new owners of the puppies ask the question: “What is the best way to transport a dog in a car?” Or they don’t ask at all, considering it insignificant, and not intending to carry the dog in the car at all, except in emergency cases, or mentally preparing for the dirt accompanying this process.
Do not worry and do not be alarmed – there is a solution to this problem! This is a plastic box or cage. There are people for whom the word “cage” somehow sounds like a mockery of animals. Please understand that no matter how we love and humanize our spaniels, they are still not people and they, like every dog, need a booth. Although, as I say, a person also tries to put his bed with his back to the wall, and not to the entrance, when choosing a place at the table – to take the place from which the entrance is best seen, so that no one goes behind him. This is natural for all predators. After all, we also need a protected vacation. But dogs need much more time to sleep, so this issue is more relevant for them. I do not urge everyone to build booths in apartments, but to monitor the behavior of their dog and determine how important it is for her.
From personal experience
I will return to transportation in the car and tell you about my path to boxing.
My first spaniel was Ulka, now she is 8.5 years old. At first she rode on the handles, a lovely wonderful creature. It grew a little and began to break free, dirtying the windows and plastic of the car with autumn-spring legs. They began to lay a terry towel. Seems OK. Only here are trips with her alone, when I’m driving a little different from trips with my husband, when I sit in the front seat. Ulyashka did not want to sit calmly and look out the window or curl up in a chair. She wanted to touch the glass with her paws and climb into my arms. Dangerously! In the second step, the dog moved to the back seat, again with bedding. After several trips, the poor child got bored and began to tear again in the front seat. The result is wool and dirt everywhere. Further, an experienced neighbor suggested that you need to train your dog to ride at the feet of the passenger seat. Cool idea! Works! One moment – when I needed to get out of the car and leave the dog inside. Ulyonka got bored, and again she easily jumped into the front seat. And when I approached the car and the dog saw me through the window, I immediately jumped to the “legs” and did not understand at all why I was trying to explain to her that she was wrong. She is in her place when I arrived!
This option also has dirty sills. So it’s time to buy boxing. If the trips are not frequent, then I will spread a terry towel in the back seat so that part of it falls to the threshold with the door open, and the dog can jump into the cage along it without stain the car. Then I turn this part of the towel inside and that’s it. No dirt! What a pleasure it is to drive in a clean car and not be afraid to get dirty on the seat! Simple and convenient … for us. And now the canine side of the issue.
Of course, the first couple of times Ulka sat and whined, but then she got used to it and was happy to wait for her cell to open, and together we would go to meet the adventures! I can’t say about all dogs, but such an animal as a Cocker Spaniel English very quickly gets used to this method of movement, immediately lays in a comfortable position and calmly waits for a “stop”. Or sleeping, gaining strength. Everyone is calm both us and the dogs.