so athena gets really anxious when we go on car rides, she pants and trembles a lot whenever we go anywhere. is there anything i can do to help her get over this fear? i don’t want to just keep dragging her on car rides because she obviously has some negative association with them (or is just afraid for no reason, i don’t know) so i want to find the core issue and work with her on that. i’ve tried letting her lay down with her blankets and other things around her to comfort her, as well as letting her stay secured. even if i pet or keep an arm around her while we drive she still worries a lot, and i’m mostly at a loss for what to do to help her relax.
does anyone have any ideas on what to do to help this? i love taking my baby on trips with me but i worry that all that panting and worrying is bad for her. i appreciate any ideas!