My boyfriend and I adopted a rescue dog three months ago. We mainly got her as a companion for our one year old bulldog. We’re not sure of her exact breed, but she is definitely part, if not mainly, Dachshund and approximately 3-4 years old. When we first picked her up, she was understandably a little timid, but in no time, she was part of the family. She gets along with her new brother famously - they play and cuddle together constantly. Here’s the problem: she whines constantly on car rides and walks (as well as pulling on the leash like she’s in a race). It doesn’t appear to be an anxious whine because she starts to do it when she knows we’re about to go for a car ride or walk and starts jumping up and down joyously. It appears to be a happy whining. Here’s the issue – I can’t stand it! It is loud and it doesn’t stop! I will drive with her for 30 minutes in the car and by the end of it, God forgive me, I want to strangle her! I have tried ignoring her; I have tried being stern with her and saying “no” and tapping her; I have tried soothing her; I have tried water in a spray bottle; I have tried EVERYTHING! Other than the whining issues, she’s a sweetheart! She just wants to be a little shadow and companion to everyone. She cuddles on top of me and licks my face and is constantly wagging her tail. It’s just the whining!!!!! Does anyone have any suggestions?? I am at my wit’s end! Thank you in advance for your replies.