How to prepare for the trip? From the kennel to the new home there are some things you should know and pay attention to!
In general, you should fully adapt to the puppy on the trip.
With driver, there should always be another person to look after the puppy.
A puppy on the way to a new home may be in someone’s lap.
It is also important to provide enough space for the puppy.
You should also have, old towels or household towels, wet towels for dogs, etc. due to possible vomiting or urination of the puppy. Have it on mind that vomiting or urination can occur especially on long travel. Always have a leash with you while driving. If an accident or malfunction happens,
it often happens that dogs run around after an accident, to be injured or run away.
Later after a period the acclimatization dog should learn to sit in the space provided in the vehicle.
Ideally, of course, in the trunk of a caravan or better yet, in a box/cage for dogs.
Otherwise, in the event of an accident, keep in mind that the car has a live cannonball, so it is necessary to tie the dog with dog belts or drive it in a cage.
PEE & POO BREAK
Do not choose a highway or specific rest areas with lot of parking places beside gas stations!
After aprox 2 hours of driving at the latest, you should let the baby dog out of the car stretch your legs and to make poo and pee. If the puppy sleeps, do not wake him/her up...maybe will sleep during all trip what is the best solution!
Don’t choose a highway or a specific rest area.
Experience shows that the area is heavily polluted in such places.
People throw everything, there is garbage and dangerous objects in rest areas and gas stations and most importantly, in such places there is a possibility of infection because others dog owners take breaks therewith their dogs.
That can represent danger to the puppy because at the time of driving home it has not yet been vaccinated to the end and is not fully protected.
It is best to look for a quiet meadow where there are no cattle.
Offer to the dog water and allow a little movement on the leash.
DO NOT LET YOUR PUPPY OFF THE LEASH!
The puppy could be surprised of something and scared and since the connection with you it has not yet been established, puppy could escape and something could happen.
Although we have taught the puppies on a leash, they are still not quite used to it so it would be good to allow the puppy to just choose where he/she will walk, Do not pull and drag the puppy by force because you will lead the puppy into stress,
ON THE WAY HOME DO NOT GIVE YOUR PUPPY FOOD
You and the puppy really do not need puke all over your car! It should be a bad experience for the puppy!
In no case do not give the puppy food while driving, as it does not vomit. It it would be a negative experience that the dog will later always associate with driving in car so it can happen your dog may no longer want to get in the car.
Comfort your puppy
If the puppy cries in the car, be calm and comfort him with physical contact/cuddle.
You are his pack now and puppy will quickly learn that you are now there for him/her.
In addition, you also got a blanket with the scents of the litter, which should make puppy calm <3
FIRST DAY IN A NEW HOME
Give your puppy time to get know you and new environment!
Puppy food for frst weeks you will get from us, as well the collar and leash, but you have to prepare yourself for puppy arrival so you have to buy water and food bowls, some other toys and treats.
It is advisable to be constantly with the puppy first few days and give the young four-legged friend a lot of love, attention and free time.
Call the puppy by name, cuddle and play with him/her, let the puppy eat treats from your hand.
You build trust this way and enable the puppy to feel comfortable in your company, and these are the foundations for future upbringing.
Puppies are curious, so encourage yours to explore his new home. Show him around the places and spaces where he’ll be able to spend his time.
Puppy and the children in first days
Don't let the puppy to be overwhelmed by a storm of impressions and having too many stimuli.
To children must be explained that the dog is still a baby who needs rest and sleep (15-18 hours daily) to develop well. Your kids will probably be overexcited so please explain that they do not scream and that they do not go to much into puppy's space in first days. If the puppy sleeps, then let the puppy sleep.
There is still plenty of time for introducing the puppy to the kids and new environment.
PROTECT DANGEROUS AREAS AND FURNITURE
You should be very careful with stairs!
Puppy should not climb the stairs or go downstairs it is very dangerous for puppy bones and joints. You should carry your puppy over the stairs as long as possible.
If you live on several floors, it is best to leave the puppy on the main "living room" floor during the day and lock the stairs up or down with a suitable "baby door" so the puppy couldn’t jump over them.
Also consider all the possible dangers to the puppy and the possible places falls, eg stairs and balcony railings etc
If you have low pieces of furniture with sharp edges, protect these edges so puppy cannot be injured while playing or running.
You should also consider to move away the rugs temporary from the rooms where puppy spends the most of time, until the puppy learn to poo and pee outside :)
Be careful with electric cables too, they are ideal prey for puppies and they will surely fight that scary snake.
All these things you should prepare before puppy arrival, so you may provide the puppy the calmest possible 1st day in a new home.
NEVER LET PUPPY OUT OF SIGHT WHEN PUPPY IS AWAKE!
...and one more important thing!
CARRYING A PUPPY
When carrying a puppy, hold it so that its entire body is fully supported by the forearm, so always hold it with one hand under the buttocks.
You should never carry a dog on your back (like a cat or a cuddly toy). When laying on the ground, care should be taken to ensure that all four legs are securely placed on the floor. Never let a puppy fall or jump out of your hands (highest risk of injury).
Small children should not carry puppies!