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Picking up our baby girl in 2weeks!

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We are preparing to bring our new havanese puppy home on April 28! We're beyond excited!!!
We are driving 2 hours to get her. Do any of you experienced puppy parents have suggestions for our car ride home?
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A soft sided carrier with a towel in the bottom, and extra towels, plenty of baby wipes, pee pads and paper towels. You may not have any problems, but it never hurts to be prepared.

One of mine pooped in her carrier, (she tried to tell us she needed to go, and we thought she was just fussing... TOTALLY our fault!) one vomited, and one had no trouble at all. But a two hour drive is not a long way to bring a puppy home two of mine had a two hour drive to the airport, another 4 hours through airports and on the plane, and another hour ride home. ...And my puppies are FAR from having the longest trip home... A friend of mine has imported two from Europe and one from New Zealand.


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Congrats on your puppy and welcome!

I drove about the same distance to get mine. I'd recommend bringing a puppy pad and placing it over your lap if you plan to hold her for the car ride home. (I did and it came in handy.) We also had a bottle of water and gave her some when she started acting thirsty. My breeder sent her home with a blanket that smelled like her mom and littermates and that seemed to ease the transition. If yours isn't going to be doing that, you may want to bring a towel to rub on the mom before you leave so it will have her scent. I brought a few toys for my puppy to play with on the way home but she ended up sleeping most of the way.

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Welcome to the forum! Waiting for your puppy to come home is the hardest!

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Waiting is definitely challenging! I want her like yesterday!!! I don't know how to add pictures here, but she is such a cutie!
Thanks for all the suggestions. I'm glad to hear that 2 hours isn't that long in puppy time.
I'm looking forward to reading through the forums!
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Congrats on your puppy and welcome!

I drove about the same distance to get mine. I'd recommend bringing a puppy pad and placing it over your lap if you plan to hold her for the car ride home. (I did and it came in handy.) We also had a bottle of water and gave her some when she started acting thirsty. My breeder sent her home with a blanket that smelled like her mom and littermates and that seemed to ease the transition. If yours isn't going to be doing that, you may want to bring a towel to rub on the mom before you leave so it will have her scent. I brought a few toys for my puppy to play with on the way home but she ended up sleeping most of the way.

Good luck!
It is not safe to carry a puppy in your lap, and more than it is to carry a child in your lap. In an accident, the puppy will become a projectile, no matter how hard you try to hold on. If that doesn't kill it, the airbag will. Start right from the beginning by getting your puppy used to riding in a safe carrier from day one, just as babies are not allowed to leave the hospital without an approved car seat in the car.

I'd also not offer water to a puppy on a two hour ride. They can certainly wait that long for a drink at home, and there is less chance of them getting car sick.

If the breeder is not sending a blanket and/or toy home with the puppy, your idea of rubbing a blanket on the mom and litter is a good one. Better yet, send it to the breeder ahead of time, and ask her to put the blanket in for the puppies to sleep with for a couple of days before you pick the puppy up!
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Waiting is definitely challenging! I want her like yesterday!!! I don't know how to add pictures here, but she is such a cutie!
Thanks for all the suggestions. I'm glad to hear that 2 hours isn't that long in puppy time.
I'm looking forward to reading through the forums!
Ha! Oh, depending on the puppy, she may or may not complain or get car sick. But in the scheme of things, it is just the first of many car rides. She'll be fine, and settle in quickly once she's in her new home!


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Congrats and welcome. I hope the trip is uneventful and you have a lot of fun with your new baby.


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So excited for you! Please post many pictures!

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Hi everyone,
We are preparing to bring our new havanese puppy home on April 28! We're beyond excited!!!
We are driving 2 hours to get her. Do any of you experienced puppy parents have suggestions for our car ride home?
Welcome to the forum and to your beautiful little sable girl.... We are welcoming our little sable boy in two weeks as well. We are lucky enough that he is just 6 miles away, so he has been able to spend two days with us...just for a few hours. I remember though bringing our first Havanese home 14 years ago. Back then...I didn't even think of a crate for protection. I held him in my lap all the way home after a long plane flight...he slept...no problems. I'd suggest putting a crate in the back seat and you sitting beside her talking to her and helping her to feel comfortable. Hopefully her breeder will send along something that smells like where she was last...a towel or something that smells like her siblings. She may make a bit of noise on the way home....she may need a little break out of the car...just be sure to not let her do her business where other dogs have been until she's completed all her vaccinations....You will be home before you know it!

Enjoy every minute and best of luck on your trip home. Have you chosen a name?
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