I have an English Springer Spaniel Lucy, 5 years old this year, she is not a working dog, in fact she is the opposite, scared of birds or feathers, crowds, other dogs, anything that's introduced NEW to her daily life her biggest fear is the car. We have other dogs who are happy happy all the time, never nervous of anything very sociable. When Lucy was a puppy we brought in a very experienced dog behaviourist to help with an issue, the behaviourist thought the issue stemmed from a memory as a puppy, we tried everything to help Lucy months & months of it. The behaviourist thought Lucy's fear of the car came from: when I went to collect Lucy as a puppy from the breeders, she was sleeping, she slept all the way home but woke when on our drive which is very bumpy, she was in my arms.!!! So. Lucy's issue is the car, she is absolutely terrified of it, she will freeze when in the car, vomit, urinate, just sit so still dribbling the whole time, it's pitiful actually. We have given her positive outings with lots of fun at the end of it, we have tried treats, we have tried ignoring it, we have tried a security vest thing, the other dogs love being in the car so no negativity ever. We now don't put her in the car at all. Obviously Lucy has to go in the car to the vets, the only other time is for the groomers! The groomer herself has said Lucy is in such a state when she gets there it's awful to see, it takes a long time to calm her down, the groomer is so good with her and has noticed that as soon as Lucy hears my car pulling up to collect her, Lucy starts vomiting and shaking. My question is, do I persist taking Lucy to the groomers, or do I do the kinder thing and get a mobile groomer to my house? My concern is I don't want Lucy to associate the garden with the mobile groomers resulting in fear going in the garden? Here is our Lucy who is happiest when at home or in the garden.