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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Yeah, he looks like the truck driver.

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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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Im buckled in. Now, get a move on !!

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If my mental state was a dog....perfect depiction. I wuvvvv himz though!!!

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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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It's Syd from Ice Age! I love Syd from Ice Age!!

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Yo homie!

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Yo humie!

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Talk to the paw, hooman.

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What's up, Dawg?

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#selfie #dayoutwithhooman

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Woah ! 6 feet away Karen !

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If a pimp were a dog

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"Yo Mikie! Wuddup?"

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Gimme 5

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Officer??

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That's the best!

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snoopdog

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Hi Dude and Dudette how yo all doin!

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'Shhhhh, I have a headache!'

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sorry beautiful, but for the nearest park served? that I have an urgency.

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"hi Bob! How's yo wife?"

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Duces

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Who put sun glasses on this doggo 😂😎

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eyy bro,you got the dognip?

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hi

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Real Cool

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Joy to the world

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peace out yo!

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I see you sneaking up behind me in the rear view mirror. Halt!

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Back it up, yeah back it up (Kudos if you can finish this)!

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Just coolin' my feet.

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Scuz me, maam...

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Sup Shortie

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Duuuuuuude!

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Duuuuuude!

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Dog equivalent of the middle finger

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Yo homie, give me a paw... High five!

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Give me a paw... High five!

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No photos please!

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"High paw, bruh !!" ..

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Uh Excuse me. Which way to Pets Mart?

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HEY WHAT'S UP

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I have arrived...........no snaps please.............I have an image to maintain.

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Snoop dog

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Yo!.. one big mac, large fries and a zero coke please

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Talk to the paw....

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He just needs to be taking a selfie now!

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Dude.

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Yo bro

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Well now; that's one, cool Dude ! ! !

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YO SUP!

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Hey there just going for a drive.

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"Hey man, what's up?"

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Looks colder than Santa Claus. Yea. He 'da man. Nobody messes with him.

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All legs, lovely, don't you think !

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Cute

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high five, dude!!!

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"Rock On Bro"

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Niiice

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How you doing

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This looks like a delivery driver’s helper from Brantford.🐶🐙🐾🦮🐾

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Go away paparazzi!

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Right turn Clyde....

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Hey, what up dog?

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Snoop Dog!

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Chill man chill

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I got 3 on it. I got 4 asking mee eee. (If that's how the song goes) haha

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Bitch, please!

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yo dawg, wassup?

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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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I think your lint trap is full

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

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Too many cheezits I take it

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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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OMG! I'm never gonna leave my bestest buddy behind ever every again!

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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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' Hehh, he really said that?..'

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Why is it that if I do the same, my hair gets all tangeld..directly in my face?

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

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Sure... one of the "dogs" did it :D

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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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Do you have time to talk about our lord and savior, Cerberus???????

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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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I regret nothing!

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He/she looks so relaxed and happy :)

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Cute pic but you should NOT HAVE your dog in the bed of your truck while driving. Pretty shitty people do this.

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THAT tongue! :O

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SMUUSH

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

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