Jane, she is allowed all around the house and follows me everywhere. If I sit on the couch in the loungeroom she will sit on the rug, but if I get up she gets up and follows. If I am cooking etc she paces, I talk quietly to her a bit but on the whole try to ignore the behaviour. I put her outside to eat and close the door so she has a wee etc but she has started pacing on the deck and in and out of the dog door into the laundry until I open the door again. She had no training when I got her (10 days ago) but I am going to take her to classes as soon as I can book her in. She goes for a walk every day, comes to me when she is called if in an off lead area and generally gets on very well with my friends' dogs. She has a very gentle nature, not at all aggressive. She is a little timid, has come from the country and is scared of car noises and push bikes, but as I live in the city, I walk her where there is always traffic. She is scared of the car as she has been in it twice and has been sick both times.
The car ride issues may be related to motion sickness. Some people use Benadryl to calm their dog before car travel and Dramamine is also used for motion sickness, but your Vet should be consulted before using Dramamine.
Benadryl can be given to your dog, the dose is up to 2mg per pound every 8 hours. The dosage for Dramamine (Dimenhydrinate) for motion sickness is 2-4 mg/pound by mouth every 8 hours. Any medication should be given an hour in advance to car trip. That may help with car rides.
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