Feb 192016

Teaching your dog to jump in the back of your car or truck is very simple.  Start with teaching the place command on something closer to the ground, such as a dog bed or rug.  Then teach with something like a cot or short retaining wall.  Then add something a little taller, like a weighted, medium sized dog crate or a weighted cooler.  Add taller things slowly–especially if your dog does not like to jump.  Make it fun.  Use lots of praise and add valuable treats.  Here is a video I did last year with a five month old puppy.