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Excited Barking In The Car
by Wrangler's Mom
My three-year-old Mini Aussie barks in the car out of sheer joy and excitement on the way to meet her fur-buddies most mornings. She usually waits a few blocks before she starts, but once started she can work herself into qualify as a bark-a-thon winner. I'm happy to see her so joyful, but this barking is too annoying and distracting. We have found that abruptly stopping the car when she barks makes her stop momentarily. However, we can only do this safely when there is no traffic and we are very close to our destination. Any suggestions?