Sitting in the car - or not!

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Anto
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Sitting in the car - or not!

Postby Anto » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:59 pm

Hello everyone

Hope you are all well. I was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions to get my Mia to sit down in the car. She stands up all the time. She is harnessed in, but won't actually sit. Sometimes she can be dead on her paws with tiredness, but she will stand between the back seat and the front seat and just lean on the console between the two seats. I have tried offering her a treat when she sits, which she gladly takes and does sit, then canny thing that she is, she stands up again!

Any thoughts?

thank you!

Antoinette and the Too-smart-for-me-Mia :D
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Hanne
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Re: Sitting in the car - or not!

Postby Hanne » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:10 pm

After what I've read it's very common for a Sheltie that it's not down ore sit when driving.

When I drive to our cottage she does not lay down in her cage in these 3 hours :roll:
My 1. Sheltie (tricolor - born 10 July 14)
Excuse my bad English !!!
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Re: Sitting in the car - or not!

Postby Anto » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:54 pm

:lol: .... thanks, Hanne - makes me feel better :D
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Re: Sitting in the car - or not!

Postby Hanne » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:19 am

Yes, it seems completely wrong, my GSD always makes sleeping when we should drive so far.

When we drive out for shopping, she sits when we drive -

When I stop and open the tailgate she lies down - when I come out so she is still down and waiting for me (the tailgate is always open)

Just opposite my GSD
My 1. Sheltie (tricolor - born 10 July 14)
Excuse my bad English !!!

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