Our best friends, our bestest boys and girls, can become real goofballs the moment they set their paws inside cars. After all, dogs love showing off their playfulness no matter where they are. But cars have something magical about them that brings out the inner puppy in some doggos.

To brighten up your day and give you something to smile about, Bored Panda has collected some of the funniest and most wholesome photos of dogs riding in cars and all the shenanigans that they get up to. Remember to upvote your fave pics and share photos of your car canines in the comments.

While there are lots and lots of dogs that adore being chauffeured around because car rides give them a sense of adventure and resemble going hunting, other canines have an aversion to vehicles. However, there are ways to encourage your dog to love cars. The Arizona Humane Society told Bored Panda that owners have to use positive reinforcement to get dogs to behave in a certain way. Read on for the AHS team’s insights.

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It's a dog!..no, a WEREWOLF!

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Is that a zebra crossing? Damn! Left my glasses at home again....

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That is both hilarious and terrifying 😂

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Kelsey Dickerson from the Arizona Humane Society explained that dogs can be very responsive to their owners’ moods and will often respond to their tone of voice, body language, and demeanor in any situation.

“It is always recommended to use positive reinforcement when your pet is exhibiting behavior that is wanted by giving them high-value treats, verbal praise, and love!” she explained. So if you want your dog to learn to love car rides, positive reinforcement is the way to go and you should steer clear of punishing your pet.

“It is especially important to never punish your pet after it has exhibited a behavior you do not like unless you are actually catching them in the act. When you punish a pet for something it did previously, they do not have the cognitive ability to understand what you are punishing them for and it may even increase the unwanted behavior by causing your pet to have extra stress and anxiety.”

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Feets up!

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'Human, lef me ouf of hefe!'

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I'm a little sad my car doesn't come with a pup holder.

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One reason that dogs might avoid car rides is that they associate the trips with negative experiences. For instance—going to the vet or getting carsick.

Meanwhile, shelter dogs might have had traumatic experiences linked to cars that you don’t know about.

Whatever the reason why your dog might be afraid of cars, the steps that you can take to encourage your dog to join you on car rides are simple enough. They just require patience, love, and understanding.

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'This new model comes with a built in AC, GPS and DOG'

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Hey Fred! How you doin?

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Friends dog was hanging out my car window, looks like a ewok on a speeder.

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That is an ewok, no kidding hahah

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If your dog is carsick, The Spruce Pets suggests that you get over-the-counter medicine to ease their motion sickness. Obviously, ask your vet for their advice first. Oh, and just to be safe, avoid going for a ride whenever your dog just ate.

However, if your dog is scared of car rides, you’ll have to put in much more effort. But the gist is simple: bit by bit, you have to help your dog associate rides with positive experiences. Treats, praise, toys, and belly rubs can help you ‘bribe’ your dog to approach the vehicle and then get inside.

The important thing is to make sure that your dog doesn’t feel trapped inside. Keep up the encouragement as you start up your engine; make sure to go for shorter trips first. And remember—you can’t rush these things, but soon enough your doggo will a happy car-riding goofball like the rest of ‘em.

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Me after work.

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Talk to the paw, hooman.

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This is the life, John. Pedal to the metalllllllll!

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He's plotting something. I'd leave the lights on for the night.. :O

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What a beautiful face :)

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Aww...look at the cute, floofy puppy! He's blocking everything, but that's okay.

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Pup holders are the best.

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"Hanging on the passenger side of his best friend's ride tryin to holler at me!" - No Scrub

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I would totally get with that scrub.

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Joe
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It's Fozzie Bear!! Does nobody remember the Muppets!?

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It Is Fozzie! Good catch.

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5 months ago

Chewbacca in Milennium Falcon. I mean, almost :D

Hattie
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Looks like a man in a costume. But still a beautiful doggo though ❤️

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a dog because no human could do that

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Chewbacca is my co-pilot!

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One of Chewbacca’s forebears—-emphasis on “bear”?

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Hey wait a minute is that Chewbacca

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Yeti!

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"no time to explain, get in!"

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5 months ago

Chewie?

Cody Eriksen
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Hey, That's in Denver!

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Yeah I know, just had a bath.

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Sup...

Jessica Bertram
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DENVER DOG!

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5 months ago

"What you lookin' at?"

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After the car wash with open windows

May Day
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5 months ago

A tiny Yeti?

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5 months ago

Chewie for national Jewish health

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5 months ago

Another one lol

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Sasquatch in town.

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Wassup?

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'Sup?

Denise Mclean
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Looks almost human

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5 months ago

Oh fck off that's not a dog, that's the bigfoot suit from Harry & The Hendersons

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hello, hell traffic today, right? a real dog day.

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He or she looks a bit like Bigfoot. But Bigfoots (?) hate riding in cars.

Joyce Deering
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You sure that isn't Bigfoot?

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Chewbaca

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Cherie can’t find his little brother

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Hey Ralph, how they hanging!

Carole Hamilton
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wookie?

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Butch, what's your name?

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Andrew Gibb
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this really looks like a person dressed as a dog

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Chewbaccas son

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Chewbaka, is that you?

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'Sup!

Donald Holder
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When the dog is bigger than the driver, they rule.

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Another Chubaca!

Jeannie Carle
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Wookie??? <3 <3

Amanda Greene
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Is that a dog or a wookie?

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Chewbakka's back!

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Bigfoot in the passenger seat.....love it.

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It's big foot! I mean Darryl.

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They finally found 'Big Foot'.

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Cookie Monster :DDDDDDD

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What do you mean - what fancy dress costume?

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Chewbacca?

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Is that an ewok

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Wookie welcome

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Nah, that is a man in a dog suit.

Cynthia Marrs
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A Yeti in the passenger seat.

Elizabeth Gardner
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Yo? how are you going!

Elak Swindell
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"No, my name is not Chewie."

Shaun Coleman
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Is that a Wookie?!

Marlene Ricker
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I'm sure that's Chewbacca! Or maybe a man in a dog suit! Jeez, I don't know what it is but it sure looks intimidating!

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Chewie!!!!!

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Cutiepie in Denver!

Jessica Bertram
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RIGHT? Colfax and CO !

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Chewbaca

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It's an Ewok!

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It’s good we got him a car seat so he could be more comfortable in the car

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Yeah, if you'd stop pretending you're in the Fast and Furious, that would be great...

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Soooo happpppyyyyyyyyyyy!

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Doing some moving and forgot my dog's first toy as a puppy was in the backseat - he's a bit excited about finding it.

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I will take one of each please.

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AWWWW <3

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Cheese!

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I look like that after half a mile :))

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Stop driving and doing your makeup, Karen! You're gonna get us killed!

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Bad hair day.

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One of my dogs farted, I looked back in time to see this

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Hey, Karen. Can you please crack a window open? Knuckle head here just let one stink bomb go!

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Pizza nom nom!

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Hey beautiful. Can I offer you a ride?

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Hey, kool man

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Flopflopflop.

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We ze 3 puggeteers!

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Boop.

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Arrived at my destination, then turned around to check on my dog who was sitting in the back seat.

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Oh, that why you've been so quiet!

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He/she looks so relaxed and happy :)

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teef

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Dag-nab-it will you go easy on the brakes!

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