Ask the Trainer: How Can I Stop My Dog from Barking in the Car?

If your dog barks her head off during rides in the car, you have two training options for keeping her calm and quiet.


A client recently asked me this question:

I love my sweet Doberman mix, but he has one annoying habit: He barks his head off in the car. Is here anything I can do to stop this behavior?

Jennifer G., Seattle, Washington

Dear Jennifer,

Thanks for coming to me with this common concern. I know it can hurt human ears and test human patience to have constant barking in the tight space of a car (or anywhere, for that matter). Luckily, there are many force-free ways to curb your dog’s barking enthusiasm (see what I did there?).

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