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Q. My 11 month old GSD lays down on the ground and refuses to get up when it's time to get in the car. Today she mouthed me hard when I tried to pick her up. Help!
My 11 month old GSD lays down on the ground and refuses to get up when its time to go in the car. Today she mouthed me hard (drew blood, it was on my cuticle) when I tried to pick her up and put her in the back of my SUV. 

I've tried the following: removed the crate and replaced it with a dog barrier. treating (high value), toys, excitement, moving my car to a different location and even coming to the car from a different location. 

Once she's in the car, she's fine. No whining or pacing. She's in the car at least 4x a week because she goes to work with me. 

She loves riding in golf carts and trucks. Its when she rides in my car that she pulls this stunt with me. I know she's testing me, HELP!

A. Do you use a leash? Trying to physically pick up a GSD is only going to put the dog in the power position.

If this was my dog, she’d only get her meals in the car from now on. I wouldn’t drive it anywhere, it would become her new “dining room.”

If she doesn’t want to get in, no problem. No food until the next scheduled mealtime. No treats, no coaxing her. It’s simple, you want to eat then get in. Don’t act like it’s a big deal, just be matter of fact.

Cindy Rhodes
  
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