|Barked: Sat May 28, '05 6:56pm PST |
|I'll assume that at home he listens to sit for more than 5 seconds, and it's just in the car he can't contain himself. If it's at home and in the car, then he needs to learn to sit and stay longer.
I agree that if that is not the problem, your best solution would be to either have someone in the backseat with him to calm him with distractions, whether it be food (unless he gets carsick), toys or just attention, or to put him into a doggie seatbelt. They allow some movement, but it would help to keep him in one place.
Question: Do you only have him in the car when you go to certain places that he's excited about? Or do you also take him on little errands where he'll sit in the car and doesn't really get anything out of the trip. If you're only taking him on trips that he'll get excited about, you can try intervening with short, abbreviated trips, like starting with driving around the block. Then make the trips longer and longer, but not going anywhere where he'll be getting out of the car. Reward him for being a good boy in the car. This may or may not work, and would be a long process, so for an easy fix, get a seatbelt.
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