I crate Apache, and after a few whiney rides he was fine. Chey and Marlowe are in harnesses and now, they settle down pretty fast. I take a lot of 4-5 hour trips to Az and the first few times I did it with all three I was ready to stop the car and take off running after about an hour. It was AWFUL! Nervous farting, non stop whining and Chey and Marlowe up and down, tangling each other up. Apache, who was fine in the crate, would still whine with the other two. I would stop twice…for my sanity, to untangle them and to let them stretch their legs. Now, we do the whole trip without stopping, Chey and Marlowe have their spots they settle into and only get up and fuss when we stop for gas and get to our destination.
I do have to say, I prefer Apache in the crate and will go that route with all my future dogs...once I get a bigger truck!