Well, I am not sure. Mine ride crated and travel very well that way. I think that the freedom, along with the knowledge that you are going to do something really fun, just has your dog crazy excited, and he is getting himself more and more worked up.
I don't know what you mean about the tractor. Is this on a farm, let him run behind if that is the case, and work his little butt.
Jenna, RN CGC & Babs, CD RA CGC HIC
Heidi, RA CGC
SG3 Odessa, SchH1, Kkl1, AD
Ninja, RN CGC & Milla, RN CGC
Joy, Star Puppy, RN CGC
Dolly CGC & Bear CGC