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Newman & Norman visit Asilomar

The Canine Travel Team has taken you to several beaches (remember "Norman and Newman's Nautical Adventures"?) but this was their first trip to Asilomar.  As you can tell from Newman's happy aura, they loved it.  Asilomar is a popular beach for surfing and it is also the perfect place to take your pups for a walk or to tire them out with lots of running.  We have been here midweek, and on the weekends and have never found it crowded.   It is a very serene place and as you can recall from Monday's post, the views are just breathtaking.
Maybe it's because the central coast waters tend to be so chilly that not many people venture around here but that is ok with us.  Norman and Newman had a blast running around and getting their beach on.  I just love the way Norman smiles. 
Bring a blanket because this beach is also a great place to just chill out.   However, be aware that you can be freezing one minute and longing for a tank top the next, so layers are key.  On a side note, Newman still struggles with riding in the car, he gets very anxious, can't sit still and pretty much cries the whole way.  If you have any tips please do send them our way.  We have tried positive re-enforcement, putting him in a seatbelt for dogs, letting him look out the window, his crate, treats, you name it but we are at a loss.  We love him so much and don't want to leave him at home because as you can see from this post, he has so much fun once we get to the destination.
 How do you make traveling with your pets possible?


Beach House Living said...

Ah there they are! Looks like they had a good time.

Ms. Givens said...

Ahhhh I just want to kiss them!
I am having a super busy week or maybe its just me stressing for no reason. You ever do that?
Love the pictures!

O D Y S S E Y said...

as difficult as it may be, i wouldn't try positive reinforcement or soothing techniques, as i think it may encourage the anxiety. he will think "oh, i am getting attention...they want me to act this way, i'll continue this behavior."
when training doxy we often refer to cesar millan's methods, which have worked for us.
when he whines in the car, try cesar's "shhh" or sstt" technique. or "no".
i'd hate to suggest a mild sedative, but for long trips, if nothing else works, it may be a last resort.
good luck!

Bella-Fleur said...

a Thundershirt ! google thunder shirts we have one for our dog and seems to really help calm her down :-)

beachcomber said...

cute!! and beautiful photos!

Amanda said...

They are SO adorable!! I totally want to hug and cuddle Newman... is that creepy? :P

Janet said...

Aww Newman and Norman are just adorable. My daughter who lives in San Fran takes her two pups to Funston Beach . It's a dog friendly beach!!!!

graceG said...

Norman and Newman truly are enjoying the beach. They are so cute!

Cindy Whitehead said...

love seeing pix of Norman and Newman having fun - makes me smile. My male dog whines in the car too - I tend to think it's from excitement perhaps? Gorgeous beach and love your shots!

Melissah from Coastal Style said...

They look like they are having a lot of fun!

Anonymous said...

There's Newman showing of the thick lick!