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Can't get my dog to jump in the car!!!

Henry is 17 months old and he still won't jump in the car. We've tried everything from putting his treats in the car, having another dog jump in the car, putting his dinner in the car, to throwing his ball in the car...and nothing seems to work. He rides in the car frequently with no other issues but we still can't get him in on his own. Any ideas?
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Henry is 17 months old and he still won't jump in the car. We've tried everything from putting his treats in the car, having another dog jump in the car, putting his dinner in the car, to throwing his ball in the car...and nothing seems to work. He rides in the car frequently with no other issues but we still can't get him in on his own. Any ideas?

We teach "toes up", and then lift their rear in. It's actually better for them not to jump in and out of a car. Easier on hips/elbows...

Hahaha
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How is he once he is in the car. Is it that he dosen't want to go someplace scarry to him? And have you had him physical check to make sure their isn't a physical reason he dosen't want to jump?
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Misty wont jump into or out of the car...and shes getting HEAVY!! Shes 11 months and weighs atound 60 lbs...I only weigh 125...and Im OLD!!! Ive also tried the treat thing too..how do you teach the toes up Pointgold??
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Gage used to put his front feet up onto the back of the SUV, and then we'd give him a 'boost' into the back. Toby learned to use the plastic ramp to get into the back, and we're now trying to teach Mila to use the ramp as well, since the doctor said she shouldn't be jumping around because of her back. She doesn't like it, so Julia usually picks her up and places her in the back. Nice to have a young one in the family to do the lifting. Mila's about 45 pounds and does not like to be picked up.
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We have a Ramp for our SUV I got on E-Bay
We just open up the back of the truck put the ramp
down and she will run or walk up into the truck.
The ramp is light in weigh.
It works quite well for a SUV.

I would post a picture of the truck amd ramp but I
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Brooks wouldn't jump up into the car either for the longest time. He would just put his front paws on the seat and we would have to lift his rear feet up.
My husband said maybe it's because there isn't enough room in the garage, so he just thinks he can't jump in. So he put the car in the driveway so Brooks could get more of a running start to jump in. After that, he always jumped in, even when the car was in the garage.
But,he's still funny about getting in if there is anything on the seat, it has to be moved or he won't jump on the seat!!??
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I had the same problem when Lucky rode up in front with me. Since the kids were in the back and I did not trust my young son (the tail puller) Lucky rode up front and it was me picking him up and getting him in there.

Then the time came when I allowed him in back with my kids....and he jumpped right in, tail wagging. So he had wanted to be back there all along.
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I have trouble getting my dogs to not jump in the car. If I am unloading groceries or that rare time I vacuum it, they are hopping in all the time. If they hear keys come out, they are looking for their opening to pile in...

Still crazy after all these years.
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How is he once he is in the car. Is it that he dosen't want to go someplace scarry to him? And have you had him physical check to make sure their isn't a physical reason he dosen't want to jump?
He is really good once he gets in the car and we only take him fun places. Maybe we should have him checked out to see if it's a physical issue but I would be really surprised if anything was wrong since he plays just fine.
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