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    Default 7 Week Old Lab Pup Transport Question

    Going Next Saturday The 15th To Gettysburg Pa. To Pick up a new black lab female pup. This is about 3 hours drive for us. I was just going to let her ride home in the back seat of my truck with my 2 kids. Figure on having to make a few pee breaks along the turnpike but am I forgetting anything?? We had a lab when I was a kid that got really sick riding in a vehicle. Thanks for any help.

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    Letting her ride with the kids in the back seat is great just make sure she is safe in a crate.
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    I just picked up a 7 week old Monday. Made a 5 hour trip with me. Pretty much slept most of the way. Should be fine!

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    Thanks for the help.

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    As I've seen added to these types of posts and agree...avoid heavily dog trafficked areas when you let pup out to pee. It hasn't had a full immunization. Have fun. Take some paper-towels and cleaner. Hope you have leather.
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    lol!! no leather but some cheap seat covers..

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    You might consider picking up some of the absorbent pads that are sold in pet stores that are used for helping to paper train (and I would never use them for that...). Could have the pup sitting on these just in case there is an accident.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grizzly View Post
    Going Next Saturday The 15th To Gettysburg Pa. To Pick up a new black lab female pup. This is about 3 hours drive for us. I was just going to let her ride home in the back seat of my truck with my 2 kids. Figure on having to make a few pee breaks along the turnpike but am I forgetting anything?? We had a lab when I was a kid that got really sick riding in a vehicle. Thanks for any help.
    Here's an oldie that I wrote many moons ago.

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    Sounds like you might be missing an opportunnity to start out training your dog. Crate, crate,crate. They are safe and feel secure. Remember the dog is leaving everything they know. If it was me, I'd get a small crate, put some pads or towels inside, let the pup run around and be petted by the kids before you leave, then put in crate, keep inside crate and do not stop until you get home. Then take the crate with dog inside your house, place crate where dog will sleep, take dog out and carry outside where they will go to air/pee.

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    If the breeder does not give you one, take an old towel and rub it all over mummy dog and any other pups from the litter that are still there and then take this home with you so your pup has some familiar smells to take to their new home.

    I'm with the others as well on using a crate ..... the kids can still snuggle with the puppy enroute, but if the pup does get restless, it can go into the kennel to curl up and sleep on the towel with mum's smell on it. The crate also prevents someone opening a door at a rest stop at the wrong time when the pup is loose in the vehicle.

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