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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-18-2007, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
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I am very excited that we are picking up our Izzy next week. He will be almost four months old. He is the first dog we have ever owned, so I am a little nervous & want to make sure I am doing everything right.

I was wondering if anyone had a general list of supplies we should have, & any other specific recommendations of supplies you thought were super (beds, crates, toys, etc.)

ALSO, we are picking him up for a five hour drive home. Any suggestions on how to make the trip easier for our little guy???

THANKS!!! All help & advice appreciated!!
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First Welcome to the forum

I know there is a whole thread about this,that I could not find...but hopefully someone will find it for you.

If you go up to the top and find "forums"
then open that up...and you will see a list of "topics" there is a "puppy area" with all sorts of different topics to read......lots and lots!

A quick list would be:
a crate(not too big)
an ex-pen(alot use those,though I never did)
pee-pee pads
chew toy
blanket or dog bed
for your ride home:a box of puppy wipes(like at Walmart)

I can't think of anything else right now.....

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Your breeder should have a list of what you need and what the puppy likes. She should also know if he gets car sick or needs to take anything for the ride home.
She should provide food for the transition period and put the pup on bottled water until settled.
Toy and bed are important - are you being provided a crate?
Mine are all crate broken when they leave and all go home with their crate.

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A camera! They grow and change sooooooo fast!
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Welcome to the forum - you cant go wrong with a Hav!!

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Yes You are right . I do not know the thread either but this topic was very comprehensive and covered in detail . It was done over a month agao when I was down in Soutern Ca .
Some of the members are very adept at finding these threads so hopefully they will find it for you ..
Congratuations and enjoy your new dog
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whatever you do, ask the breeder not to feed him that morning or at least for 3 hours before the drive!! I learned this the hard way and capote threw up the entire way home! It was NOT fun having to stop off on the side of the road every 10 minutes to clean him and his very pretty new carrying bag up.
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to the forum All and Izzy.

I would recommend a harness, not a color and a leash while he is still a puppy.

A small slicker brush, a comb with rotating teeth (the ones made by Evolution are great) and a small fea comb for combing the face.

Chew toy!!!
Small treats, like Charlie Bears.

You migth also look into puppy classes/social groups.

I'll post more if/when I think of it.

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I would reccomend a cloth or something you can give the breeder to put in with the litter mates depending on wether or not they are still there so that the ride home is more pleasant. I would pick up something for the pup to chew on for the ride home. Perhaps bring a hot water bottle in the crate. Have an ex-pen set up before you get home and the first place you place the dog should be in the ex-pen just in case he need to potty right away. Welcome to te Forum. You will find all the members on this forum great with a various varity of advice and anecdotes on here. Everyone is great.

Take Care.

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We just brought our puppy home 8 days ago (at 9 weeks). Be sure to have wipes or paper towels and water along - we could have used them when our little guy got carsick. Luckily he only threw up once and we only had a 1.5 hour drive. The things we took with us were his crate, a blanket and a towel (the towel took the brunt of the carsickness episode), a chew toy, a soft toy with a squeaker, a bottle of water and travel bowl and a collar and ID tag. At home, the things we've used the most are his crate (a Petmate Varikennel), an ex pen (plastic play yard from walmart.com) and a litter box (the Purina 2nd nature miniature size, with puppy pads not litter in it, since that's what the breeder trained him with). We have TONS of stuff for him, but those are the things that have seen the most use. We found out from the breeder ahead of time what food he was eating so we could buy the same. In terms of toys, his favorites so far are the Puppy Kong, a fleece bear with squeaker, a rope bone and a Kong Wubba.
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