Wow, what a happy ending to summer camp for your daughter! She won't be sad to say good-bye to her friends knowing that there will be a puppy in the car waiting for her!that's a great article, I saved it to my favorites!
I have to make a 3 hour road trip to pick up my daughter, from a week at summer camp in the Muskoka's, the day after we get our puppy! I'm crossing my fingers that he'll be ok with the car! I'm hoping that since we're introducing him so young, he'll be fine with the whole idea and just sleep most of the trip!
Funny! I had a friend who was a real aggressive driver... her dog use to get car sick every time she had her in the car.Rebel gets carsick after about 10 miles. But I've found that the car he rides in makes a difference, also. In my Mazda (manual transmission) he gets sick much sooner than in my Honda (auto). Does that say anything about my driving?:bounce:
THANKS for the tips!! I was thinking the crate would be the best option, with lots of stops along the way, plus I'll want to stop just to see him and cuddle him for a minute! lol It should be fine, I think you're right, he'll be pooped and probably sleep the whole trip!Wow, what a happy ending to summer camp for your daughter! She won't be sad to say good-bye to her friends knowing that there will be a puppy in the car waiting for her!
yes, she's very excited about that! ...but she's also upset she won't be home to go and actually pick him up from the breeders... and she has to miss his first night home! lol she's 14, everything's DRAMA at her age!
I'm sure your pup will be fine. Either don't give him breakfast or give him a small amount that morning so his stomach isn't full. Keeping him in a crate while the car is moving is a good idea, as it's safer for him and also he can't see objects moving outside the car, which can create dizziness and cause them to vomit. Some of our PWD pups came from Northern Michigan, which is an 8 hour drive, and we never had a problem with them in the car on the way home! He'll most likely be exhausted from the big shift to your home and all the new things he has to take in and just sleep the whole way.