Pupdate - Ginger
Ginger gets very excited in the car, especially reacting to oncoming traffic by barking and
whining. To help redirect her and create a positive association to traffic we used a Treat & Train, a treat dispensing machine. We started out on back roads with minimal traffic while I
periodically dispensed treats with the remote control. Whenever she saw a car approaching I would also dispense some treats. Within a few minutes Ginger laid down next to the machine, waiting for her treats. We then turned on to a busy road, with cars constantly whizzing by. Ginger initially became excited, but I continued to dispense treats from the machine. Within another few minutes she was calmly watching cars go by, then eagerly eating her treats. Success!
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Jeff Dentler, CPDT-KA, IAABC-ADT, FFCP, CTDI