That rule only applies in NSW - hasn't gone national yet. I expect it will but hasn't yet.
The Australian road rules only refer to "unrestrained in the back of a ute" - so that's all we have in SA. Oh and no dog/animal allowed in the Driver's lap - well Duh. (though I used to ride home on my Dad's lap when I was little and he worked in Hospital Emergency, then again no car child seats or rear seatbelts existed back then - oh my age is showing).
There's another one about leading an animal from a vehicle - also no go (so no cycling with your dog or horse attached when the traffic police are looking).
Try giving him a kong stuffed with peanut butter or cream cheese on the car trips, that will distract him and hopefully help him relax. You will probably need to give him some kind of reward/ditraction every time he gets in the car for the next few weeks. Then he will learn that it is a good place to be. Also, make sure the he has an empty bladder before the trip. Puppies can have some nervous diahorrea also. I'm sure it will pass. And definitely don't let him get into bad habits.
Just want to say thank u to everyone who helped me out with my puppy teddy. i baught him a little bed and it sits on the floor on on the seat wen we go for a drive thanks!
Fantastic teddy b bear
Here's to happy puppy travelling.
hey guys just thort i would let u all know what has happened. Teddy has had a 2 metre fall and he is now in a brisbane animal hospital awaiting a operation on his left elbow. it is fractured and has bone fragment floating around in his elbow. We thought for a while that we were going to loose him as the vet bill is between $2500 and $3500. we stilld ont know if we have enough but we will try anything for our Teddy.
I am so sorry to hear that. There are no words for me to say , for once. I'm just sooooooo soryy, and hope Teddy pulls through okay. Thoughts are with you all.
OMG, I am so sorry. Hugs to you both and PLEASE keep us posted.
I'm really sorry to hear this. Ill be thinking of you and Teddy
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