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Exclamation Last minute preparations...

One week till I pick up my new Hav. I think I have everything ready to go. Any other recommendations???

Things I have:
-Toys (rope, stuffed, Kong, Hide-a-squirrel)
-Chews (sweet potato chews, bully sticks, moose antler)
-Expen, crate, & Rascal Dog litter box w/disposable pads from Dr. F&S
-Grooming set-up with Earthbath shampoo and Bio-Groom conditioner
-CC Wooden pin brush, buttercomb & face comb
-Dremel for nails
-1 small bag of Nutrisource (breeder feeds this) and a bag of Fromm (what I will
be switching over to)
-Lixit water bottle
-A couple different harnesses (Puppia, Petco, etc.)
-L.A. Dog car seat
-Indestructible tether leash
-Using a couple pillow covers this week for something to put in crate when gone
-I also have a TV set-up outside of pen that I am going to experiment with and
play DogTV, when I'm working, to prevent any social anxiety (I will write a
review later regarding DogTV)

Things I'm taking with me to pick pup up (3.5 hour drive):
-Toy (stuffed, Nylabone)
-Chew (bully stick)
-Sherpa medium-sized crate
-X-small harness w/car seat
-Tether leash to stop and potty
-3 pee pads
-Covered heat pad for comfort (getting pup in Michigan...brrrrr)

And finally, I took a week off of work to be home 24/7, I have a vet appt. scheduled 3 days after I pick him up and puppy classes scheduled to start first week of January.

$$$ Annnnndddd....I'm officially broke!!! $$$




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umm... wow... you have everything! i purchased all my stuff slowly so the cost wouldn't add up but you seem good to go!

one thing i would recommend is taking some paper towels and / or towels with you since the puppy may get motion sickness and vomit and / or have an accident in the car... that way you can quickly throw away the mess or stick the towel in the wash... good luck!
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Ditto to towels for the road trip. Take CC no-water soap, baby wipes, plastic bags as precaution too


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Here's my piece of advice based on Brody...be careful with the food-chews. I found that the amount of treats Brody could tolerate was quite small before he started to get loose stools. Non food type of chews of course don't fall under that warning. Typically if he ended up with more than one really small cookie throughout the entire day he would start to get loose stools. I'm not saying yours will, but just a warning.

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Just a couple of things about the ride home. If there is any possible way to have a friend go with you and drive, so you can concentrate on the puppy, it would be great. Also, do not let the puppy on the ground in public road-side places… much to much chance of exposure to bad germs. Have him potty on a pee pad laid on the floor of the car instead.


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Just a couple of things about the ride home. If there is any possible way to have a friend go with you and drive, so you can concentrate on the puppy, it would be great. Also, do not let the puppy on the ground in public road-side places… much to much chance of exposure to bad germs. Have him potty on a pee pad laid on the floor of the car instead.

This is good advice. Brody got car sick (a lot! I went through all the towels and wipes I had brought in the first 10 minutes). I don't know what I'd have done if it had just been the two of us in the car.

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Take some towels with you for clean up if needed.



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All good advice. You seem well prepared. I would recommend NOT giving the bully stick or any food based chew while in the car to minimize motion sickness.

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All good advice. You seem well prepared. I would recommend NOT giving the bully stick or any food based chew while in the car to minimize motion sickness.
Oh! I agree completely! You may want to ask the breeder to skip any meal that is soon before you put him in the car.


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sounds like it's all covered!!! Take plenty of pictures of your baby!

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