Puppies are smart!
It’s not too late (or too early) to start your puppy on the road to great in-car behavior. In a K9 CarFence, k9 babies learn to be safe, easy riders. Starting with their first trip to their new home, puppies ride in cars. A K9 CarFence provides a stress free, comfy den where k9 babies happily learn to enjoy the ride.K9 CarTraining – No more distracted driving!
Puppies in a car can drive you to distraction. K9 CarFence turns your car into a perfect place for fun training. The K9 CarFence stress free den and see-view safety net provide a safe, free and easy way for your k9 babies to learn good car (and good home) behavior.
K9 CarTraining for Puppies follows a simple strategy.
Provide comfort. Reward calmness.
Dogs and puppies are clamed when sheltered in a comfy den, which describes the K9 CarFence.
Bonus: driver and passengers are safer when dogs and puppies are safely and comfortably contained.
Preparation and Key Points:
• It is important to establish a comforting, feel-at-home environment within the K9 CarFence
• In case a diversion is necessary, have handy toys, blankets, any items that your puppy likes
• When your car is moving, guide puppy to do right with comforting words or gentle gestures
• Only reward puppy with talk or touch when he/she has moments of quiet or stays seated
• Make sure the puppy enters and exits the same door every time they ride in the car. See more
SESSION ONE ACTIONS & STEPS:
If your puppy is large enough to jump into the car, hold the leash and have him/her jump into the CarFence. If puppy is small, just lift and place him/her into the CarFence.
Keep the car door open keep gentle hold the leash. Reward when in, then guide puppy down and reward him/her while down.
Repeat Steps 1 and 2 several times. Repeat Steps 1 and 2, but close the car door and only reward once your puppy sits or lays down. Repeat 1 and 2, but close the door and sit in the driver’s seat. Throughout: Reward your puppy with praise and touch while he/she is seated.
Keep your hand on puppy’s shoulder if jumping is attempted -do NOT scold, but reward when resistance subsides.
SESSION TWO (Ideally within 2-5 days) ACTIONS:
2. When all are in a buckled up, start your car.
3. While car is moving, check your puppy’s reaction (i.e. excitement, anxiety, trying to get out, becoming nauseous)
4. You and your family must follow these reaction guidelines:
• when puppy is calm and quiet…..give gentle praise
• when puppy behavior is not good…ignore or do non-verbal calming
• steady, gentle hold on collar
• steady hand on neck or shoulder area
6. Recognize and evaluate any changes in behavior during situations like these:
• stopping at traffic lights • parking and shutting off the engine
• highway driving • honking the horn • going into a drive through
• stopping short (not dangerously)
7. Experiment with “embellishing” puppy’s seat area for comfort and distraction with a chew toy,
food puzzle (i.e. Kong), plush toy, or bedding.