Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Campbell, CA, USA
I think like humans, some dogs are naturals, and some are less so. Some years back we had a black Lab and a Chow-Shepard mix. I had a big old Chevy work van that had industrial (low nap) carpet in the back open area, so the dogs could get great grip when on twisty roads. I would look back sometimes and marvel at my Lab's movements, just standing or sitting regally, and leaning ever so naturally into every curve. The Chow mix was not so good at this.
One day I was heading into the recycling center, so I had a bunch of bags of cans/bottles in the back with the dogs. I look back once and the Lab is sitting there as usual... But the Chow mix has been thrown off-balance and is essentially stuck (because of the G's) face-first, butt up in the air, into a bag of old cans! She was a strong and coordinated dog in all other respects, but riding in cars was just not her forte!
2005.5 KTM Adventure 950