Join Date: Jun 2009
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My trainer friend (who came with me to get Kodi) suggested just letting him sleep in his carrier in the car, since he seemed calm and quiet in there. (They are also safer in a carrier!!!) I suppose if he'd seemed upset in the carrier, we might have tried to see if he was happier in our arms, but it wasn't an issue. Our breeder had already gotten him used to the carrier before we took him home. (he had been sleeping in it at night, next to his siblings)
We had a LONG trip home, and we did take him out several times, once to clean up vomit on the first 2 hour car ride, and once in each airport to pee. (we set him on his pad to see if he wanted to pee when we take him out to clean up the vomit, but he didn't go at that point) We had a leash and harness for him, but honestly, we didn't need it AT ALL in the beginning. He was a snuggle pup and wanted nothing but to be with us from day one.
We didn't ever put him down on the ground or floor, though, until we got home. Only on the giant pee pad (with the litter he was used to folded into it) that the breeder provided for us. We had a LONG trip... 2 hours in the rental car, followed by the airport/plane flight/airport (probably 4 hours total) and then another hour plus car ride home. So potty provisions were a must.
Karen, Kodi, Pixel and Panda
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