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    Wink Over fear of riding in the car :D

    I'm a little bit excited & have to tell someone (my friends just think I'm crazy).. Boss is finally over his car riding fear
    He's always hated going in cars (i tried everything) & multiple trips to the vet mixed with being attacked & bullied at the beach didn't help.

    But today I went down to the beach first to make sure there were no out of control dogs that would give him a hard time again, went home got him & coming back home he JUMPED into the back seat BY HIMSELF!!
    You may all think I'm crazy to but hopefully someone who's been there will understand my excitement :P
    Boss now weighs just over 50kgs & he rides in cars often so this is great news, especially for my back now that I don't have to lift him.

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    Boss will get to go everywhere now..........you will be dragging him out of the car

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    My dog hates the car - sort of.

    She used to get horribly car sick. I used to have newspapers strategically placed to catch dinner as it returned...

    We did daily short trips to a park where she liked to be - but she still didn't like getting in the car.

    I can't say she's thrilled about it now but at least she "helps" - get her harness on, lift the correct paws, and she puts her paws on the step as part one of getting lifted in. But try as I might at home - she won't hop into the car. But when we're done at the beach she will. Ie after dog club or the beach she hops in. And she's usually fairly tired too. NFI jumping in is ok after the walk / exercise is done but not before.

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    WoooHooo
    i had a huge rottie that needed picking up and putting into the car! did my back in, and there is nothing so pitiful as a terrified rottie, it breaks my heart, so its not just the physical exertion, its mental too.

    a huge break though for you and Boss, nice team work! congrats

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    Reminds me of the time I had a student tell me her dog absolutely refused to jump into the back of her 4x4 wagon. I took a handfull of VIP Chunkers and walked him to the car, dribble feeding as I went, and at the car threw the last few pieces into the boot and he followed them straight in. Job done.

    I love the stunned mullet look on owners faces when my little training tricks work.
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    the treat trick works really welll on my friends Bull Terrier - she will attempt to jump onto the back seat of a landcruiser for that, but not my dog. It was a long time before my dog would accept a treat even after she was in, let alone be lured by it. She's a bit better now but still much easier to lure with treats in the park than near the car.

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    my mum whont let nugget in the car with out her in her dog cage she has to in something my mum dose not like dogs jumping all over the car and nuggets well behaved in the car becuse it takes her places and she knows it lol she loves sitting on the seat lol
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    50 kg already??? How old is he now? Isn't he still a young pup? lol....good job though on helping Boss get over his fear of the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nev Allen View Post
    Reminds me of the time I had a student tell me her dog absolutely refused to jump into the back of her 4x4 wagon. I took a handfull of VIP Chunkers and walked him to the car, dribble feeding as I went, and at the car threw the last few pieces into the boot and he followed them straight in. Job done.

    I love the stunned mullet look on owners faces when my little training tricks work.
    Food didn't work for him Believe me I tried, even had the vet help me try lead him into the car with treats, in one side and out the other but he wouldn't budge. I don't blame him really.
    & Yes 50kgs! He is 10 months now but he was desexxed a few weeks ago & weighed in at 49.2kgs. I couldn't believe it myself, wasn't the cheapest trip to the vet that's for sure lol.

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