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That sounds incredibly annoying. Our dogs stand up when we drive slow/start backing up, and that's annoying enough. Annie tried whining once when we hit the gravel road on the way to the dog park, and I pulled over, stopped, and waited for her to settle down before continuing, and she hasn't resumed it.

If you think (based on body language) he is excited, I would make driving slow super boring. Take him out (preferably in your neighbourhood), somewhere very quiet. The moment he starts to whine (even if you are half out your driveway), hit the brakes, stop, wait for him to be quiet again, then start driving again. Repeat this maybe 10 times, and then park at home. Wow, what a boring car ride! In a day or two, do it again. Going forward slowly is rewarding to him, so he only gets rewarded when he is behaving. Obviously, to the limits of your own safety and following the rules of the road!

If it's fear based, a bit harder. The idea would be to drive a tiny bit, not give him a chance to be afraid, then stop while he calms down, drive a tiny bit, then go home. But it doesn't really sound like fear.
 
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