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Hello again and a question...

I met several of you when I posted last week regarding the Hav puppy we needed to return to the breeder after having him a a little over a week. He would not go near anyone, but me and had started growling and snapping. The behavior was escalating daily and since I have grandchildren, I felt I could not take a chance on that behavior.

I received many kind responses...thank you so much for the warm welcome and also several recommendations for the same breeder who had recently relocated to Michigan from Washington...Kathy Ambler. I got in contact with her and as of yesterday, have an adorable and VERY friendly, loving Hav puppy. Kathy had named him KC and we are leaning toward a very similar name of Casey.

I see Kathy has already posted here about our meeting..."Thanks, Kathy!" and I'm sure she will continue to be someone I can depend on for advice along with all of you. It's so nice to make new friends! I look forward to reading and posting here on a regular basis.

My one question for today...what are your best recommendations for taking my new pup in the car? Totes, carriers, etc? Generally I talking short distances.

My son-in-law is a great photographer (in addition to a great guy...how many son-in-laws would spend their Sunday driving five hours round trip to get his mother-in-law a dog?). Once we get some cute pics of Casey/KC, I will figure out how to post them here.


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Congratulations....can't wait to see the pictures!

I use a travel crate in the middle back seat. He rode 7 hours without a problem when I brought him home.

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I have a lookout seat for Milo. It goes on the back seat and puts the dogs high enough to look out the window. The only mistake I made was getting the one without the drawer in it. If you have the drawer you can put all the other necessities in there for neat (except when they barf) travel.

Enjoy your sweet darling I saw the photo on their website last night. Cute, cute, cute.

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I always recommend using a plastic kennel in the car. I know several owners out here in Ca. use booster seats with harnesses to secure the dogs. If you have a plastic kennel you can anchor in the back seat middle than your grandkids can sit on either side and still see the puppy. If, God forbid, you are in an accident the puppy is strapped in and only gets tossed around in the kennel. I have a van and they are anchored in wire kennels at all times. I probably worry to much but had someone loose one of my puppies a year ago because it was not in a kennel and they had a flat tire on a very busy road, door opens, short story. It was not being transported by his owner but by friends and they didn't think there was any harm in holding the dog in the car. Good luck on what you work out for little Casey. Can't wait for pictures.



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When Marley was very little, I had him in a sherpa bag. Now that he is bigger, I have him in the Lookout car seat, secured with a Yap Wrap harness. He much prefers being able to see what's going on outside and is safely secured at the same time. He's a great traveler, knock on wood, never had problems with car sickness.

And your son-in-law is a smart one, he knows how to score major points!!!!

Btw...We don't expect perfect quality of pictures, we take quantity!! So start snapping and add your son-in-laws later <g>

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First off congrats! We all went to Kathy's website to see your new little guy! GO Team Cream!

I also use the crate- always have and neither of mine get carsick. Cross your fingers and make sure to get some fun car trips while Casey is little rather than just car trips to the vet. But I recommend the crate. I use a soft sided Noz to Noz strapped into the back. Both of my girls ride together.


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Congratulations on your new baby. When my dogs were puppies they always traveled in their crates which were strapped into the back seat via the seat belt. As they got older I bought Travelin`Dog car seats for them. That way they coudl sit up or lay down and they could see out the window. We still use the seats for vacation trips but for everyday trips we now use clips that attached to the dogs' harness at one end and into the seatbelt at the other. It keeps them in the back seat and secured in case we would have to stop the car for any reason and in the case of a minor accident they might fall off the seat but they will not tumble around in the car. Mine would love to ride on my lap and have done so for short rides but after a good friend lost his puppy on the freeway, that came to an end real fast. Julia's story of little Bugsy jumping out of her car in the city just reinforced our belief in always using some type of restraint system.
I can't wait to see photos of your baby. I had a dog named Casie. She was my sweet canine soulmate for a long time.


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Laura, so nice to know that you got such a cute little guy. Saw your picture on Kathy's website and you look so happy. Congratulations!

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Hi Laura, congratulations on Kacey! I used the plastic crate initially but Benji started to get motionsickness after he turned 16 weeks. I got him Lookout car seat. I had posted a thread about it :

I am really happy with this car seat as it makes Benji comfortable and bought one for Lizzie when she joined our family.

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I started out using his crate, then we got the Lookout car seat with a Puppia harness. Lately he's been wanting to avoid his carseat and snuggle down into the seat so we use his harness and the straps that attach to the harness and clip into the seatbelt. *Ha! Susan, does that all sound familiar? I should'a just said ditto!
I feel they should always be "tied" in safely to avoid jump-outs and to avoid them crawling into your lap and distracting you!
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