|Both of our Border Collies drool a lot in the car. As soon as they get in the car, even before it is started up, they are little fountains. They both seem to do better if the window is down or they have access to an A/C duct that is blowing on high. We end up sticking one in the back and the other in the front, each on their own towels, just so one person doesn't have to sit next to a lake. What do you think?|
Solutions are several, though which one will work for you is matter of trial and error.
1) Crating or placing the dog in a seatwell might cure the problem if the dog is becoming nervous or sick with visual cues. Eliminating those often helps.
2) Practice. Putting the dog in the car at times when you go nowhere, or just for short jaunts around the block will help ease the nervousness of the dog. Just like any activity that makes you nervous, the more you practice it, the better you feel about it (except for golf maybe).
3) Time. Many dogs outgrow this, especially if it occurs in puppyhood.
4) Administration of ginger or motion sickness pills before your trip. Many people swear by ginger. The motion sickness pills do work though.
5) I've had good luck by allowing really nervous dogs to ride in close physical contact with another dog or on a person's lap. Simply feeling secure and supported by another being is enough to relieve the anxiety.