So I'm at a bit of a loss, and I haven't seen people with similar issues as my dog, Rafi. I could be wrong, and searching incorrectly but he's an odd case. Rafi is a ~2 year old 65 lbs German Sheperd.
Rafi seems to love car rides, but I absolutely hate him in them. He's perfectly calm and listens to me before we get in the car, so it's not that type of anxiety. However, once in my SUV, he would jump in the passenger seat, watch for cars as they pass, then chase them to the back of it and usually slam into the back window. Since it was dangerous for him to do this, I just got a nice hard plastic kennel and tied it down.
Again, he LOVES car rides and would jump right into the kennel. Once I start driving, he refuses to lay down and calm down. He'll just bark at cars as the pass, and freak out at me with whining. It gets to the point where he drools and barks at the same time and I can just hear it. He's very food driven, so that's my next step. The plan is to leave him free in the SUV and give him treats anytime he's quiet and mostly calm. I'm wondering if this is correct or if there's a better way to do it?
It's a very similar situation with tools. He bites my lawnmower, trashcans as I roll them down the street, vacuum cleaners, shovels, and brushes. For the power tools, I just lock him in his crate inside. Some of the easier ones, I've been teaching him Behind, which is just to stay anywhere behind me. Same question, is there a better way to do this? Anybody with similar situations sounds great to hear corrections.