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Bonnie the Collie (from the beginning)

Yesterday I wrote about my plan to help Bonnie be more comfortable riding in the car. My goal was to drive her around the block without her getting carsick. Well, we did it! We reached our goal.

This morning, after repeating the practice exercises from the previous blog, we drove around the block, stopping every five houses or so. When I stopped, I praised Bonnie and gave her treats. She was doing well, so I drove to the gas station a few blocks away and filled my gas tank. I can't say that she was completely relaxed, but she was very much improved and didn't get sick.

Then this afternoon (after repeating the practice exercises again), I drove Bonnie up to our neighborhood park just a few blocks away.


There weren't many people or dogs this time, but we did talk to another person with a Pomeranian. I had to hold Bonnie because she hasn't finished her vaccinations yet. Her last shots are tomorrow and then this weekend she can finally play at the park.

We sat on a bench so Bonnie could see a couple of people and dogs going by. She seemed to like it. I, for one, can't wait until Sunday when we can take our first walk at this park with all the other people and dogs who walk there everyday.

For now, Bonnie's just happy to be home.

puppy on grass


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