|Barked: Tue Jan 8, '13 4:08pm PST |
|Onyx was 8 weeks old when we drove the 20 hours from the breeder back to my house. It was actually really smooth sailing for us. My brother and I switched off driving, and Onyx sat in the passenger side foot space the whole way, so whoever wasn't driving kept an eye on him. I let him out to potty and stretch his legs every time we stopped for gas, or when he started getting fussy. Of course be careful about the areas you let her out at (parvo ect.), or you could use puppy pads for the trip.
I would definitely recommend keeping the pup confined to a small space, both because it'll keep her out of trouble and because a puppy is less likely to eliminate in an area where they can't get away from the mess. An appropriately sized crate could work, but many puppies will cry excessively when crated for the first time, and that's not much fun to listen to while driving. The foot space of the front passenger seat worked well for me because he still felt close to us, was easy to access, and couldn't get into trouble. Doesn't hurt to bring along a toy or something to chew in case she gets restless. Onyx slept most of the way though. Helps a lot if you can tire them out before you start.
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