Re dog training in cars Thats one thing I've never had difficulty with Bon has a cage inside I leave the tail gate open with treats inside She goes in when she feels like it for a short time at first then for longer Finally I take the cage out and she bounds into the car to her place behind back seat There is nearly always a walk at the end of the journey
The problem is that our new pick-up truck doesn't have the space behind the front seats for his crate (which he loves). I've researched tirelessly for a soft-crate suitable for his size, but they're all too big.
We've tried doggie harnesses (he escaped every time)..Rescue Remedy to calm him down (unsuccessfully). Giving him treats and praise every time he stops barking..even tried using a water pistol and putting marbles in a tin to shock him out of his state of mind.
So, basically.. whenever I take him anywhere I always need someone in the car/truck to be right beside him because he will bark non-stop and jump all over the seats.
I don't mind the barking..it's white noise. I just want him and I to be safe. I've had to stop driving so many times due to safety concerns.
I'm going to be working on de-sensitisation in the driveway and take it baby steps.