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@imbj I did notice the higher she was the more "comfortable" she got, so possibly having her up high in a crate may work.

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@eeeefarm No, the only thing I can think of in this case would be, maybe she picks up on my nerves that I have for Leeloo being nervous or peeing in her bed. We use a pee pad, but maybe if I'm more relaxed she will naturally be more relaxed as well. Maybe a case of feeding off each other's energy. I in particular try and drive very slow with her, so she isn't too overwhelmed with the movement. My previous dog loved car rides so this is definitely a new thing for me to try and get through.

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Hello Everyone, I'm not sure if this is behaviour issues, does anyone have issues with taking their B's in the car with them?

Our girl is 6 months now, she struggles in vehicles, she always seems really nervous about being inside one and is never excited to get in. We do a lot of driving with her, as we take her to work every day, the dog park, beaches, mountains and whatever adventures we go on (and loves all of it). If she is really tired after a big day she falls asleep right away and no issue. But if not then she seems really uncomfortable the whole time and often pees too, while sitting or lying in her bed. We will make an effort to make sure she pees right before she gets in the car, this helps, but sometimes another small one will appear.

I'm hoping that by doing it more and more she becomes used to it and sees it as an exciting thing, rather than something to fear. We have tried in a kennel, on the back seat, bed, no bed, and so far the most comfortable she seems to be in all seats folded flat with her bed.

Any recommendations will help.
Thank you!

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Our 6 month female does kind of the same thing, she won't cry out so much but will freak out and randomly bite her thigh on her back leg. No ball-like mass or anything (maybe I should do a more detailed check). I thought maybe something on her skin that we can't see.

It is interesting that it is happening to both dogs, I would go to another vet for a different opinion.

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Hello everyone, Thanks for the welcomes! 0_1603748777595_DSC_0589.jpg

This was Leeloo when we got her around 3 months if memory serves me correct. Shes 5 months now and I have only heard her yodel once when she was in her crate!

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Thanks everyone for the responses, I think hair definitely plays a factor in this. But maybe worth mentioning to the vet anyway for those odd ones that did not have hair in it. Good to know other people have the same issue with hair, not sure how I would manage that, maybe worth vacuuming more often so she doesn't eat it.

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Hello Everyone.

I have read a few posts of people having issues with their B's being picky about how where and when their pup's poop. But Leeloo (who's 5 months old now) tends to get scared at her poop and it becomes a massive issue because she will whip around and spin and then sometimes even end up rolling around in it. Which means many baths after walks. Today for example she finally decided to poop after 20 minutes of walking and as she started a bird flew by and chirped so she got distracted but freaked out partially at the bird and then partially at her butt, then sprinted to a whole new patch of grass but tried running onto the road. When I didn't let her, she sprinted back and forth until FINALLY started pooping again, freaked out at that poop, and so on... this was about a 10-minute ordeal. So usually, when she poops, I have to immediately grab onto her harness so she doesn't freak out and step or roll in her poop, while she tries to bite her butt. I thought it might be pain but her poops are really healthy, so she's not constipated at all. She has a pretty healthy pooping schedule, twice a day.

Does anyone else have this issue, and maybe have some advice? Please tell me she will grow out of this 😞

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So excited to have found this forum to help with all B concerns! My little baby is 5 months now and her name is Leeloo 🙂 So I have a feeling I will be quite active on here!

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