Hi! I am so excited! We are getting our puppy on Saturday! How should I transport him home (2 hour car ride) and to the vet and other trips (short rides)? In a special carrier (soft or hard)? In a box?
And what about supplies? A crate, bed, food, brush, leash/harness, toys? Any advice? What do you find essential/unnecessary? I haven't had a dog in 20 years!
Thank you so much!
Mom to three kids (7, 5 and 3)
Hello & to the village!! How exciting! We bought a wire crate with a pad and transport with it plus use it in the house. You'll need stainless or ceramic dishes, chew toys,whatever food the breeder is using,something to clean up the accidents, harness and leash to start.
Jackie,Mom to Robbie & Stacy my human children and Tinker my furkid.
I just held my baby on my lap and also had a dog bed under my feet as i was passenger, and water bowl, blankets and lots of chew toys for her gums.
Also we got out a few times to places with enclosed lawn patches, and let her wee.
The best bet for transporting your new puppy would be a crate. Once he's bigger, there are harnesses that can hook onto the seatbelt, or straps that go on the seatbelt and hook right onto your dog's usual harness.
Congratulations on your new puppy!
Also a portable waterdish/bottle Amazon.com: Handi-Drink Dog Water Bottle- 17 Oz - The Portable, Spill-proof Way to Keep Pets Hydrated, Color may vary: Pet Supplies
Lots of toys... a specific dog blanket.... maybe "apple bitter" so they dont chew stuff they are not supposed to...avoid plastic water bowls...I also bought a pen for when we leave the house if you did not want to put them in the crate. I found it works great. http://www.amazon.com/Midwest-Black-...2866731&sr=1-3
I have a specific bag for all of Ninos stuff. Congrads and Welcome
Last edited by Nino Brown; 03-27-2012 at 11:45 AM.
Something that my puppy loves (and I think really helped when she was younger) - is to fill an old sock with uncooked rice, and tie the end. Then nuke it in the microwave for like 30 seconds to a minute (so it's warm but obviously not super hot) and then put it in your puppy's crate. Good for them to snuggle with since they are probably used to sleeping in a pile with their siblings.
I still heat mine up for my 4 month old pup - she curls up with it and goes right to sleep!
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