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What to do on the first day and weeks???

Hey , excited be a new puppy parent in few days or a week from now I got everything ready , but wanna know what I should do when I get him and when I bring him home and all that and if it's okay to bring 3 of my friends with me when I get him?
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Congratulations on getting a puppy! I think the most important thing you can do is teach the puppy to be ok when left alone. This is a good article, I wish I had followed the advice early on.
http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/iss...rs_5374-1.html


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Taking a puppy away from their mom, littermates, and breeder is a stressful time for them. I would try to keep things low key at first as to not overwhelm your puppy. Maybe bringing one friend with you would be a better idea than bringing three. Be aware that your puppy may get car sick on the way home so be prepared with extra supplies like paper towels, wipes, extra blanket or potty pad.



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Congratulations! It's so exciting getting a puppy, but my advice is to have a calm environment for the first few days. It's a traumatic experience for these little sweeties as they are taken away from their mom and litter mates. Ask the breeder for a small blanket or towel that has all the litter mates scent on it. Put this in the puppy's crate to help him/her feel secure. Bodie threw up on the way home (we had a two hour drive) so definitely being paper towels and wet wipes. You are in for such a treat! Havs are the sweetest most loving little dogs. Can't wait to see pictures!

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Taking a puppy away from their mom, littermates, and breeder is a stressful time for them. I would try to keep things low key at first as to not overwhelm your puppy. Maybe bringing one friend with you would be a better idea than bringing three. Be aware that your puppy may get car sick on the way home so be prepared with extra supplies like paper towels, wipes, extra blanket or potty pad.
I agree with keeping it low key and limiting the number of people with you. Also, given the possibility of vomit and safety issues, I would also consider bringing a carry case (sherpa bag or similar) or their new crate for them to travel in - much easier to clean up than the seat/ floor of your car or someone's lap - and keep them in it the whole time! (personal experience talking - we got Perry and had our sherpa bag, kept him in it for the first few hours but then my husband felt sorry for him and put him on his lap - cue vomit all over his lap, the seat and floor of the rental car!)

Oh and don't forget a plastic bag to put the dirty towels, etc in after the clean up
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One thing that really helped when we brought our pup home was to place his crate in our room where he could see us at night....I even used a small nightlight at first and I placed the crate on a chair so he was at the same level as we are. We were lucky and he slept through the night peacefully from the first night. I think some of it still may have had to do with the fact that he could see us....helped him to feel more secure. This breed especially just wants to know that their owner is near....so this nighttime advice will help you, I hope! Very best of luck to you with your little guy!
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Before You Get Your Puppy by Ian Dunbar https://www.dogstardaily.com/files/B...ur%20Puppy.pdf

After You Get Your Puppy by Ian Dunbar http://www.dogstardaily.com/files/do...Your_Puppy.pdf
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I agree with keeping him in a Sherpa bag with lots wee pads on the way home! Bring doggie wipes too. Scout threw up within a few minutes after leaving the breeder and again before reaching the airport. He was sitting in my lap. 😟 Thankfully I was covered with a wee pad! We had a very long flight home!
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If it's any consolation for you....and you might be worried....Kirby never in his 14 years was carsick, even once. So hopefully you will have the same luck with Dino!

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I have 4 1\2 month old and she has also never gotten sick in the car, ut you never know so being prepared is a good thing judt in case. They are all different! Have fun with your little bundle, you wkll fall in love immediately

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