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PostSubject: Preparing to Transport Your New Puppy   Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:19 am

If you are planning to transport your new puppy home in a crate, ask the breeder to introduce him to one for a few days before you pick him up.

Before you pick up your new puppy, send a blanket or large towel to the breeder and ask them to put it in with the mother and pups for the last week or so until you pick him up. Dogs use their sense of smell as their main way of identifying people and places. By using the blanket or towel, this will allow you to carry a familiar and comforting sent home with you and give Spot a reassuring smell that he knows and trusts.

Make plans to bring your puppy home over a long weekend or when you are able to take a few vacation days. You should really spend at least two days with your new puppy to get him used to his new home.

Ask a good friend to go with you to pick him up. This way your friend can drive and you can give your complete attention to the puppy.

Ask your breeder not to feed your puppy on the day you will be bringing him home. This can help to prevent carsickness. The trip, any strange sights, sounds, and smells can be frightening to a puppy. Before you leave to return home, check with your breeder to be sure they didn’t forget your request.

Take a few extra minutes to let your puppy get used to your car before you start your drive home. Just in case, cover your upholstery with something because even if you take every possible precaution, puppies can get carsick. Be prepared. A role of paper towels, some all purpose cleaner and a plastic bag should do it.

Before you begin your trip home, take about fifteen minutes to play with your puppy. It is important for your puppy to get to know you before you begin the trip. It will also allow him to burn off a little excess energy.

During the trip home, if your puppy whines or cries, don't punish him or coddle him. Punishment will only make him afraid of you, and coddling will only reinforce the whining behavior. Just give him a pat on the head and reassure him that he’s OK. This should diffuse the situation. For longer trips, stop for bathroom breaks and stretching about every 45 minutes.

When traveling, remember to keep your puppy away from rest areas and other places that may be frequented by other dogs. Until he has been fully vaccinated, he can very easily catch many puppy diseases.

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PostSubject: Re: Preparing to Transport Your New Puppy   Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:34 am

Have taken care of most of this already! Grin

I did have concerns and talked to the breeder about spending a few days at my son's house before flying home with the pup and she thinks he'll do fine. She says he's a typical Rottie boy...curious about everything, intimidated by nothing. He's been going for brief car rides with his state trooper Dad, up and down their 1/4 mile driveway and even likes the siren. He's 6 weeks old now! I did send an old t-shirt for him to get used to my scent, which she says has turned into a tug of war toy. Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Preparing to Transport Your New Puppy   Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:05 am

Ann wrote:
Have taken care of most of this already! Grin

I did have concerns and talked to the breeder about spending a few days at my son's house before flying home with the pup and she thinks he'll do fine. She says he's a typical Rottie boy...curious about everything, intimidated by nothing. He's been going for brief car rides with his state trooper Dad, up and down their 1/4 mile driveway and even likes the siren. He's 6 weeks old now! I did send an old t-shirt for him to get used to my scent, which she says has turned into a tug of war toy. Rolling Eyes
Very cool ... It doesn't sould like you will have much of a problem transporting him!!! bounce Grin

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PostSubject: Re: Preparing to Transport Your New Puppy   Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:36 pm

She's getting him used to a crate, too. He's up to 45 minutes twice a day. He'll be in the crate for about 2.5 hours at the airport and then on the flight. There's no way I'm letting him down on the ground outside an airport. He'll just have to pee in my lap! I'll wear dark pants and cover myself with an old hoodie!
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PostSubject: Re: Preparing to Transport Your New Puppy   Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:05 pm

Ann wrote:
She's getting him used to a crate, too. He's up to 45 minutes twice a day. He'll be in the crate for about 2.5 hours at the airport and then on the flight. There's no way I'm letting him down on the ground outside an airport. He'll just have to pee in my lap! I'll wear dark pants and cover myself with an old hoodie!

Hehehe what we wont do for our dogs, huh ROFL

Great tips btw! The mode of transportation is very important, we wouldn't want anything bad to happen especially to a young puppy that can adversly affect the way he/she preceives things (becomes fearful). Dogs are definitely not merchandise that can't be transported as such...its sad to know that puppymills and the such usually don't take such precautions when shipping pups/dogs pale

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