Vehicles: excitement or fear
There are animals that if well they present a perfectly normal behavior in any other circumstances, at the time of getting into a vehicle they transform themselves into a whirlwind. They develop a frenetic activity and are very difficult to control. This can cause not only a greater nervousness In the rest of the occupants of the vehicle, but also that as consequence of his state and because of the constant movement of the dog. Worst if they don't have a separation barrier as the law demands. The driver cannot control the car properly taking the risk of suffering or causing a traffic accident. Besides, we mustn't forget that at the time of going somewhere, no matter how close it is, the main thing is to do it calmly. The way of this metamorphosis presented by the dog, as any other reaction that he might manifest, has its origins in several unchaining circumstances.
On one hand, the vehicle is one of the scarce places in which you can't exercise a direct control over the dog, and he knows it. On the other hand, it's a place in which with exceptions we are not usually in and, as in any other unusual circumstances, this will provoke a greater level of excitement in the dog. He associates (conditioning reflex) the access to the vehicle with seeing some person or persons with whom he has an affective relation, going to attractive places like the fields or the mountains or simply for going out of the.
This third circumstance is the most common, but combined with the previously mentioned, turns the dog wild and out of control. The solution to this problem is not as complicated as it seems. Above all, and besides any additional measures that you might consider taking, you must exercise a direct control over the dog. The best way to do it is by teaching the lesson to applied in the future. When the right time comes an order to sit like "PLATZ !," which means lay down, may come handy. .
Teaching this command requires to follow a series of steps before being applied inside the vehicle, since the vehicle in movement only counts with the presence of the driver, and since this situation is not usual for the dog, but on the contrary it is much more complicated than just a wrong behavior one has to do the following.. The first of these steps is teaching the command in a place in which the dog presents a normal conduct. Once you have a correct and immediate response to the order you will proceed to apply it inside the vehicle, and in the precise place in which we want him to be while driving. In this stage, the vehicle will be parked and with the engine off.