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How do you get a dog to stop barking at other dogs outside the car?

asked 2015-09-05 13:32:16 -0600

Anytime my dog sees another dog when we pass them he will go crazy.

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Sounds like a really good idea. When I asked around , a bark collar was what most people suggested. We don't want to do that to our Sparkey. He has just found his voice recently after hanging out with some real barkers this last weekend. Please help !

Lydia R.'s profile imageLydia R. ( 2015-09-23 19:03:17 -0600 )edit

I felt the same way. My dogs are almost 10 yrs old and I still hate using it when I have to. My female Bichon is the worst. It just took a couple shocks and she understood not to bark. Now I just have mention using them and she's quiet. When I realize I have to use them for their safety, it's easier

Heidi C.'s profile imageHeidi C. ( 2015-09-25 17:53:57 -0600 )edit

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answered 2015-09-05 14:19:00 -0600

If your dog is triggered to bark by the sight of other dogs, I think your best solution is to remove that visual connection so he learns to ride calmly. Then his reward is being able to see, but if he barks, the curtains go back up until he is calm again. He'll start to associate his ability to see all the interesting stuff out there with his quietness.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RS3zo...

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answered 2017-02-23 16:03:13 -0600

Be careful as well to keep up with your training inside cars for dogs. My sister failed to do this and her dog is too aggressive if anyone approaches the car. Yikes.

Marie S., M.S.Ed

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answered 2017-02-23 16:11:11 -0600

If you have successfully crate-trained your dog so that the crate is a happy-happy joy-joy place where your dog has learned to lie down and relax, add a crate to the back of your car. Load the dog into the crate and give her an excellent, long-lasting chew item (such as a Kong with frozen goodie inside).

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