Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Barking Mad

Rick waiting to get into his crate

For the last few days we have been gradually introducing Rick to his new travel crate.  He didn’t need a lot of coaxing to get inside and almost immediately adopted it as his own.  Yesterday we put it in the boot of the car and he jumped in straightaway.  He loves going out in the car but we have been trying to come up with a solution for his crazy barking every time he sees another vehicle.


He’s had two journeys so far in the crate and we are nervously optimistic that this has solved the problem of his barking.  He still gets natural light in the back of the car but he can’t jump up and see out of the window.  So far so good.



16 comments:

  1. When I saw the title of this post I thought it was going to be autobiographical.

    (Sorry. Only kidding!)

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    1. I think you're barking up the wrong tree.

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  2. I must admit that I sometimes bark at other cars so I understand Rick.

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  3. I read the title and thought you were referring to me, so I nodded my head and woofed in agreement.
    Shall I change my tablets d'ye think ?

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    1. Be a good boy and keep taking your tablets.

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  4. When he barks at the cars i think he is trying to protect you from those big animals on the road, anyway the more i read about him i think what a wonderful dog he is.

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    1. That's what I think, he is extremely protective.

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  5. Can't say he looks very happy but perhaps he feels safe andcomfortable - we never really know what goes on in a dog's mind do we?

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    1. He always looks a little unsure when he first gets in. I think he likes the crate, it gives him a bit of security.

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  6. No, he doesn't look too happy does he, but maybe he's waiting for the drive to start? It's good that he needs no encouragement to jump in.
    We've never tried our dogs travelling in a crate. Maybe because we usually had at least three largish Labs and there would have been no room for us ! They all happily settled down in the boot of husband's car.

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    1. It does take up a lot of room. I won't have any room for luggage when we travel!

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  7. How do you keep your car looking so clean? The back of ours is usually filled with children, a dog, an old bike, and several year's worth of rubbish.

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    1. Ha-ha, it's not usually like that. Paul washed it yesterday.

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  8. Our Ted can hear the sound of a single - let alone pack of- cyclists while seamingly asleep on the backseat of the car. He is up and barking pronto at the side window and more often in my ear.

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    1. Rick has a particular dislike of cyclists and joggers.

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