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Question new puppy: the ride home

hey, another question for the coming of my new puppy! i am going to bring going to my breeder to pick up my puppy, and they are around 2 hours and 45 minutes away from my home. is this too far to drive with my new puppy, it will be his first ride in the car. what should i bring in the car other than his crate, blankets, and towels? should i take her out for a potty break? how many times should i take her out to do her business? i will have the crate on my lap while my dad is driving so.. yeah. thanks and add any other info that i might need!
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*i am going to my breeder to pick up the puppy. take away the bring from the second sentence.
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That is a short enough drive not to have to stop. I'd bring a roll of paper towels.

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Time the meal out so it does not fall prior to you leaving on the ride home.



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I've not followed your posts, so I may be speaking out of turn -- if so please forgive!
Depending upon your pups age and riding experience you should plan for some car sickness for a 3 hour ride. Find a grassy spot every 30 to 45 minutes and stop and let the puppy out for a few minutes. Keep him on a leash. Encourage him to go potty and of course if he does make sure you praise hugely and reward him with a small small small treat.

If he does get carsick have towels and a cleaner (I used a little windex and made sure I had it all cleaned up... but I'm sure water would work just as well). Ya never know you might get lucky and have him sleep all the way home!

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not too far. be prepared though, as others have said for pee break and possible car sickness. congrats on the new pup!
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We drove 3hr to bring our puppy home from the breeder and the little guy was drooling like crazy due to car sickness. bring plenty of paper towel
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I've not followed your posts, so I may be speaking out of turn -- if so please forgive!
Depending upon your pups age and riding experience you should plan for some car sickness for a 3 hour ride. Find a grassy spot every 30 to 45 minutes and stop and let the puppy out for a few minutes. Keep him on a leash. Encourage him to go potty and of course if he does make sure you praise hugely and reward him with a small small small treat.

If he does get carsick have towels and a cleaner (I used a little windex and made sure I had it all cleaned up... but I'm sure water would work just as well). Ya never know you might get lucky and have him sleep all the way home!

Post Pictures - It's a requirement. :-)
No grassy spots before all the shots! especially rest areas! I was told if they have to be let out go to the middle of the parking lot. I had a three hr drive and Zoey got sick several times we just cleaned up the bedding and her face so extra bedding and wet cloths are good. Also dont feed the new puppy before the car ride.

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