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    Hi, I've just chosen my new puppy and will be bringing him home in 2 weeks. I just have a couple of questions. How have members transported their puppies in the car for that 1st journey? He's going to be a large dog so I am reluctant to buy a carrier as he won't fit in it for long. However I want to make sure the puppy is safe and secure. Any advice would be much appreciated.
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    Years ago they all came home on my lap, me being a passenger, not safe and secure in the event of an accident but I didnt really think about such things I have to admit. A couple have come home in the back of the car loose behind the cargo barrier, in this case I took another dog with me that was very good with puppies and one has come home confined in a carrier which I borrowed.

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    Get a cheap car harness perhaps. How long is the drive?

    What breed (s) is he?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalacreek View Post
    Years ago they all came home on my lap, me being a passenger, not safe and secure in the event of an accident but I didnt really think about such things I have to admit. A couple have come home in the back of the car loose behind the cargo barrier, in this case I took another dog with me that was very good with puppies and one has come home confined in a carrier which I borrowed.
    I think that I will have to try borrowing a carrier too. Though really i would just like to cuddle him on the back seat all the way home

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    The journey will be one and a half hours so quite long. The dog is a labradoodle. I will have a look at dog harnesses though I think he will be too small for one yet. Thanks for your advice

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    If someone else is driving, I see no issue with you just sitting on the back seat with the pup? A harness would still offer extra protection in case you have a crash, but I don't think a carrier is necessary. Just make sure you stop lots for toilet breaks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    If someone else is driving, I see no issue with you just sitting on the back seat with the pup? A harness would still offer extra protection in case you have a crash, but I don't think a carrier is necessary. Just make sure you stop lots for toilet breaks!
    This is what I would do if I had someone else to drive.

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    You can get harnesses in all sizes. Of course, you'll have to buy a bigger one when he grows, but they are adjustable to a point. So if you buy one that fits him now on the smallest adjustment, you might get a few months out of it. I'm pretty sure our pet store sells some that are fairly cheap. When he's fully grown you may want to invest in a better quality one, but for a pup the cheaper ones should be fine.

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    'northolt' - If you have someone else driving – then a collar and lead, a plastic washing basket, towels, newspaper and plastic bags for rubbish - would be all you would really need for the trip home. Don’t forget a new pup may get sick and have accidents in the car – so best be prepared.

    https://www.google.com.au/search?q=p...w=1280&bih=909

    If the washing basket is reasonably tall – you can use it also for where pup sleeps of a night-time next to your bed – for an easy start with toilet training of the pup.

    Do look at crate training your pup – it will make things so much easier for you for lots of reasons. There are heaps of different varieties – but I prefer to use the metal ones - easier to keep clean and are stronger.

    https://www.google.com.au/search?q=c...=ctr:countryAU

    Next on your shopping list would be a door barrier/s:

    https://www.google.com.au/search?q=c...=ctr:countryAU

    Then next – maybe:

    Compost Bin Storage Cage I/N 3160000 | Bunnings Warehouse

    I have 2 sets of these. They are excellent for setting up play areas in or outside for the pup.

    How exciting for you ! Expect to see plenty of photos of this new pup in ~ 2 weeks - Please !
    Good Luck ! smiley-eatdrink004.gif

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    Yes I always had towels with me for the trip home! just in case.

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