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    Hello we have decided on getting an Australian Silky Terrier and get him in under 2 weeks. He will be 8 weeks when we collect him and plan on crate training him as heard this is one of the best ways? We gave never had an inside dog so all very new to us. My question mainly is though, we have a holiday house that we go to most weekends it is only one hour away and was wondering how soon would be appropriate to be able to take our puppy there without upsetting him or derailing training? Obviously we will be doing the same house training etc there as we would be here too. Many thanks for any advice.

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    Hi Orkneyguy28

    I think the more different places you can take your puppy to the better... the more people they meet the better.

    Crate training and taking the crate with you when you go on holidays will help him immensely with a sense of home when he gets to the new place (or any place you stop in between).

    Things you need to be aware of when you travel - is have all the vaccinations taken effect (ie usually two weeks after the last one is safest)? Until then you have to make sure your dog has zero opportunity to sniff the poop or poop dust of an unvaccinated dog (parvo). Depending where you go - snakes or ticks may be a problem and other wildlife or farm critters.

    Terriers will take on critters that can kill them, they don't think to back off. So you will need to protect your puppy from all that.

    You may have trouble with him being car sick. My puppy got car sick on car trips on mainly straight lines within about 10 minutes of driving. Even if I hadn't fed her since the day before. She finally got over it when she worked out she needed to keep her head down and her eyes shut. You can sort of get this - by covering up the space that the puppy is in so he can't see out. And sometimes putting them in the footwell of the car (if that doesn't get too hot) can help.

    I also got a car harness for my puppy / dog so she can't wander around the car while we're driving and hopefully if I do stop suddenly - she doesn't go flying out the windscreen or whack me in the back of the head. And if I get pulled over for a ticket or RBT - she can't eat the policeman.

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    Thanks so much Hyacinth! Im now also asking questions on here (im the boss of the house..the wife of course!! ) as i will be doing the majority of training...well toilet training..the fun stuff! I was thinking the same thing today that perhaps as we will be spending so much time at our other house it would be best to take him there early on and of course with his crate there and familiar things from home. I agree we will need to be very vigilant about watching him as snakes can be a problem where our holiday house is as well as sand flies! Do sandflies bother dogs i wonder? I am planning on buying a dog booster seat for him for a number of reasons. .to keep him safe and in one spot. .if he does pee etc it will be contained and we can clean up quickly and also he wont be jumping about the car etc. I have high hopes this little one will be easy to train and behave!! I think starting off things early on should hopefully go along way and crate training will be a good thing.

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    Welcome to the forum

    I can vouch for the crate training. Makes toilet training so much easier !!! Hyacinth's advice is spot on. The more new noises/places your pup can be introduced to can pay off big time. But having the safety of a familiar crate to retreat to for sleepy times or when it all gets too much is ideal.

    I've never seen a dog bothered by sandflies yet ....hopefully your new pup will be the same. Good luck with it all and feel free to ask any questions you feel like asking. Puppy pics are always welcome here too.


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    Hi all

    wonder dogs is giving away an online puppy class
    https://www.facebook.com/thewonderdo...type=1&theatre

    and there is dog star daily's digital dog training text book...
    Dog Star Daily

    peter piper picked a pickled...

    The sandflies you encounter must be nothing on the ones in NZ, or the evil but fairly rare march fly things we get on Adelaide Beaches - cross a fly with a wasp... yuck.

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    Thankyou Sean sorry for delay getting back to you its taken me a bit to get used to these forums just goes to show it doesn't matter your age im 37 you can find technology confusing! Some great information and we will post a picture 9f our wee one when we get him in a weeks time! Feeling a tad nervous but very excited its like expecting a new baby! We only have one child a 5 year old boy and he is going to just love this little one so much!

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    Welcome, I thnk Hyacinth gave you all the info
    Pets are forever

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    Hi Orkneyguy28

    Make sure you teach your son how to be gentle with your puppy and make sure the puppy gets a break from small children and plenty of sleep...

    rule of thumb - 5 minutes of exercise per month of age - so when you first get puppy - about 10 minutes will be enough at once and then the puppy will need a potty break (before and after) and some more sleep time...

    Don't let puppy choose when it gets to sleep - they're as crap at self limiting as small children are.

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    Thanks again Hyacinth..will keep that in mind..what are the chances of getting them both to have a nap?!

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    Not sure what happened to the rest of my post? Was just asking if you had any tips on how often a little pup should be sleeping at 8 weeks? Greatly appreciate all your advice everyone has been very helpful

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