In the In & Out Game, we can work on 3 key skills for our dogs at once:
When asking your dog to jump back into the car, you can use any cue you’d like (“car”, “in”, “hop up” etc.)
If you are using a crate in the car, you can use the cue that you would also use for going into the crate at home – your dog will transfer that easily.
As you are playing the In & Out Game, make sure that your dog is still always listening to you.
Sometimes dogs get really excited with these kind of pattern games and start to anticipate:
“I jump in and out and in and out … no need to listen I can do it on my own!”
If you notice that your dog is just jumping in and out on his own terms 😉 slow down the game so they can focus and listen again.