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Below are some tips to create a more peaceful and quiet car.
When there are two people in the car (one person driving and one passenger the passenger). The passenger can C/T (click and treat) when your dog is quiet. It is best to C/T after your dog has been quiet for at least 3 seconds.
Having your dog in a crate can help immensely if your dog runs and barks in the car. This can be common for herding dogs. Give your dog a Kong with almond butter or canned dog food (freezing the Kong is best). You can also C/T when your dog is quiet in his crate if there are two people in the car.
Covering the crate with a sheet can be very helpful. This is very calming for your dog and cuts down on what your dog can see outside of his crate. You can also buy a calming cap and this creates a similar experience: http://www.healthypets.com/premiercap.html
Turn on relaxing music in your car. Classical music is awsome. Also this website: http://www.throughadogsear.com/music_compositions.htm
has music that is designed to help your dog to relax 🙂
Yelling at your dog will feed the barking and will just increase his arousal level.
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Johanna Teresi, Professional Owner and Trainer for Four Legged Scholars LLC