When I take my 2 dogs in the car, they travel in the same kennel in the backseat. My Boston Terrier is fine, but my Peke cries the whole way wherever we're going, but he's quiet on the way back.
He's a rescue, so has had many experiences being abandoned after a car ride, which is why I think he's crying, but I'd like to know how to get him to stop.
Thanks for your responses. Just so you know, Peke's name is 'Bao' (to honor his Chinese ancestry) and terrier's name is Lexi. They both 'kennel up' on their own for treats in their kennels each work day and all night, so they're not only in them for a 'ride in the car,' which they get very excited about. Lexi's kennel is a little smaller so they ride in Bao's, and Bao's fine on the way home, which is why I don't think it's the 'random bounce' thing he's crying about.
I have a long car trip coming up, so will probably need my friend to help out. Usually I'm driving by myself to someone else's place so can't reward with treats, just verbally try ignoring, reassuring, opening their window, playing music, whatever, but he's more persistent and loud than I am patient, which I expect is a problem with most pet owners.
He's been crying in the car for the 2 1/2 years that I've had him so I was thinking maybe this time we'd stop periodically and take them out to shake it off and then reduce the times between stops. I have a hard time ignoring him for 20 minutes, not sure how 8 hours would go.