I posted a thread a few months ago asking for advice about our dogs and their barking in the car when behind the dog guard in the boot (at mopeds, cyclists, people crossing the road behind the car, other dogs, you name it), and received lots of helpful advice. Thank you, those people. Anyway, after months of researching crates that would fit into the back of our mini clubman (they wouldn't, at least not without being custom-made and costing £££), we finally had some dark window film fitted. Unfortunately, the dogs could see through it just as well as we could, and the problem continued. So today, before indulging in any further expense, I blu-tacked newspaper to the side windows (just the boot/dog guard bits) and half the rear windows (so I could still see out of the rear view mirror). And had the calmest journey we've ever had with the dogs. Only one cyclist barking episode (Scout had manoeuvred herself to be able to see over the top of the paper in the rear windows). And the best bit was ... two calm dogs when we arrived at the park, because they hadn't been pumped up (cortisol???) by barking at everything. They've always been very good about not leaping out of the car when I open the door; they stand and wait while I put their leads on (one success among the many training failures!), but Scout had tended to leap straight on to Fly once they got out of the car, much to Fly's irritation ... but not today. Calm, calm, calm. It was fantastic, and the calm continued throughout the walk. A revelation. So thanks to all who suggested things, and thanks to the original behaviourists who suggested we needed to deal with/manage the environment in order to improve the dogs' behaviour. I'll be splurging on some limited blackout on the windows now!