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Barking in the car!

Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by Savahl, Jun 2, 2010.


  1. Savahl

    Savahl Guest

    Not sure how to approach this problem with buster!

    Up til the last 2 months I have been a walker! Didnt own a car, so buster had minimum travel in cars until now!

    The problem I have is not him barking at dogs, people or passers by - just barking when we arrive somewhere! He has twigged that the car means we are going somewhere different, or visiting family/friends and so the minute he recognises somewhere, or I start to slow down he starts barking!

    I have been refusing to let him out until he has stopped barking, and sat his bum down, but all thats doing is making him quiet when i go to open the boot...for the time trying to park up or approaching said location i have a very loud car!!! What can I do????
     
  2. miti999

    miti999 PetForums Senior

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    I have the same problem. My dogs start barking long before they've even arrived. Usually by the time we have reached the location all of them are howling like a pack of wolves!:frown:

    I've tried everything too.

    Hope someone comes on with some novel suggestions!
     
  3. Savahl

    Savahl Guest

    im wondering whether dap spray might help..... but its more excitement than anxiety so not sure
     
  4. hutch6

    hutch6 PetForums VIP

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    IF he is not barking during the journey then the motion of th world passing by is not stimulating him. As you say he is excited or apprehensive about what is about to happen or where he is going.

    Have you tried putting him in the car, starting the engine, turning off the engine and getting him again?

    What about getting him in the car, driving around the shortest block, pulling up outside your house and getting him out again?

    It's similar to when you pick the lead up and the dog goes barmy as it knows that the walk is coiming and it's bouncing all over the place. If you pick the lead up and walk about in the hous ebut don;t actually go anywhere with the dog you decrease the expectation and excitement.

    Could be worth trying.
     
  5. Savahl

    Savahl Guest


    good idea! Wish id thought of that while it was still cooler out!
     
  6. Sam1309

    Sam1309 PetForums VIP

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    have you tried distracting him with a toy????? like a kong to amuse him?
     
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