[nagdu] Jumping out of Car

Kristen kskristen at gmail.com
Sat Jul 19 22:57:57 UTC 2014

I think I may have posted about this before, but it is still 
occurring. Corvette and I went to a grad retreat earlier this 
week; the trainer was able to get him to jump out of the car 
there a few times, but now, he is back to not budging. He becomes 
one with the car floor and won't move unless I literally pick him 
up and move him out. (75 lbs is a lot for me to pick up and 
manually move when it's dead weight.)

He will only jump out on his own at home and at my school, but 
everywhere else he resists. When he does jump out, I click, then 
praise him like crazy. (He won't take treats on lead, which I 
don't want to break.) I try to generalize him getting out of the 
car by using the command "let's go" every time, but this hasn't 
seemed to help at other places than my house and school. He is 
better about getting up from under tables and leaving places with 
the same cue, so he does know what it means.

Any suggestions on how I can get him to jump out willingly, no 
matter where we are? I've also tried having him jump out several 
times during obedience routines from our car in the driveway, and 
of course, he will then, but not when we drive somewhere.

Thanks for any help!

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