Newfoundland Jumps Into Girl’s Lap Because He's Scared Of Car Rides
How does your dog feel about riding in cars? While some dogs love car rides, others are afraid of them. Is your dog afraid of car rides? Many dog owners look forward to taking their dogs with them on car rides. So, it can be disheartening to discover that your dog is terrified of riding in the car.
Samson the two-year-old Newfoundland has never been very comfortable in the car. He is getting better but becomes very apprehensive once he steps in (or is gently forced) into a car. This time he quickly spots his best friend Sierra, his tiny human sister, and literally jumps into her lap for protection. He is afraid to sit in his own seat so he clings to this little girl and takes half of her seat. She doesn’t bother being squashed like a sardine in a can and she claims that she likes that.
He then spots a crow outside the car which only causes him to become more nervous. While mom is concerned about Samson's 150 pounds hurting Sierra, the little girl is only concerned with comforting Samson and getting mom to drive so that he's no longer frightened by the crow. The whole car scene causes the dog to flatten his ears, whimper, and run and hide.
There are many dogs which developed phobias associated with a variety of circumstances. Most typically, dogs are afraid of loud noises, such as thunderstorms and fireworks, but also they can become fearful of children, men, riding in cars, going down a flight of stairs and such, or esoteric things, such as butterflies or flickering shadows.