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first thor hates riding in the car. is there anyway to get him to settle down while driving? is it recomended to seat belt or a divider? he doesnt get in the way of me driving just seems to be worked up anytime hes in the car.

second probably the biggest problem i have is he tears up the sheets on my bed when hes left alone. he has free roam of the house generally cuz he doesnt like the crate. usually its no big deal but sometimes he rips holes in my sheets. i hate crating him but hundreds of dollars of bedding force me to. any ideas on making him stop??
 

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As far as the car, we keep our guys in the back of our SUV and have to get a divider b/c Gino likes to jump over! Roscoe gets car sick and has been doing so for a long time now, we have tried everything!

Regarding free run of the house, have you considered getting a gate and keeping him confined to one room (ie the kitchen once everything is beagle proofed and safe? We keep our guys in one room when we go out so they have some freedom but nothing much to destroy!
 

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Car rides: We have a wire crate with a big pillow in it that fits in my hubby's Blazer. We usually put our beagles in the crate during rides mainly for their safety. They also seem to not be quite as hyper if they're in the crate.

Sheets: We haven't really had any experience with bed sheets. Our beagles also have free roam in the house. However, we put up baby gates or shut doors to bedrooms and/or bathrooms where we don't want them to go. Could you simply block off your bedroom?
 

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Car rides: Our beagle didn't like them at first either, but we just kept trying short trips until eventually he adjusted. It got better as he got older and able to see out the window.

Sheets: Yeah, good luck with that. We have several holes in ours too. I gave up buying new ones until someone finds a cure.
 

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Someone once said that crating is for their safety, which is true, if you think about it. If they're in their crates, they're not eating things that could cause them harm.

Our puppies are in their traveling kennels all day. We leave their toys with them, but they are in there so they don't tear up the house or eliminate anywhere in the house.
 

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I have an extra bed for Hailey in the car; she either sits or sleeps on top of it. I bought a special harness that clips into the seatbelt latch. She has enough play to get up, sit, lie down and move about a bit. But overall, she's safe and comfortable. I've been on several long trips with her in the car. Usually the first 2 minutes, there is some whining but she settles down and is a good traveller.

As for sheets; well, the bed is too high for her to jump up on so I don't have that problem. Only thing she's destroyed is a hand lotion pump head, and a wooden spoon. Overall, I think I'm pretty lucky to have such a well behaved dog.
 

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I crate mine in the car, and I keep Cassidy confined to one room. Although, I have been crating her more lately during the day because she seems to still be having a relaps on the potty training thing when we leave her alone....
 
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