Hi people, my dog has a kind of strange behaviour where by he seems perfectly happy riding in the ute but I just cant get him in to get in it.
It's so bad that when he knows that I'm about to go somewhere and I call him to come with, he goes the opposite direction! When I go get him he quivers. I hate doing it because he's obviously scared of something but sometimes its un-avoidable and I have to take him with me, and once he's in there he seems as happy as Larry......its just getting him in it.
Its as though he links the ute with going somewhere bad (I got him from the RSPCA where he'd been abandoned as a pup so who knows what he might link it to). But generally every time I go somewhere in the ute with him its somewhere that is fun for him, where he can run around. Its not as though he links getting in the ute with going to the vet or something like that....
Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Or some good ways to teach a dog to get in the back of a ute (its a ute with a canopy) oh and that brings up another point, when he's out at the farm he jumps on the back of my parents ute which is a tray back. But I;ll be darned if I can even get him to put his paws up on the tailgate of my ute.....?