I desperately need some advice now. My 12-week old Basenji boy absolutely hates car rides.
He screams in the car until he’s so tired that he after some while falls asleep. But even in his sleep he still continues to make a soft cry/whimpering sound until we reach our destination.
He has been like this since the day we picked him up from the breeder.
We have tried ignoring the behavior, but that doesn’t help.
We have tried having him in our lap in the front passenger seat, we have tried having him in the back seat, in the trunk, in the floor and we have tried having him in his crate both in the back seat next to me and in the trunk. No difference in any of the places we have tried.
We have also tried making the car a fun place with toys, king filled with his favorite peanut butter. He is fine as long as the car isn’t moving. Once the car starts moving the screaming starts.
Does anyone have any advice for us? We’re getting desperate here..