Any Tips for the Car Ride When Bringing Your Puppy Home?
Hello all, We will be bringing our new Mini Aussie puppy home in 2.5 weeks and are so excited! The car ride is a little under 3 hours long, so I'm trying to figure out how to plan for the trip to keep our little guy comfortable. My husband will be driving, so that I will be able to focus 100% on the puppy.
Given that the trip will be 3 hours, I don't think the puppy will want (or allow me) to hold him in my lap on a towel for the whole ride. My next thought was to have a hard plastic carrier in the backseat with me sitting next to him to offer toys and comfort. I want to make this trip minimally stressful on him. What do you guys think?
If a carrier is best, would you recommend I purchase a small hard sided, plastic carrier that he'll fit into for now? I thought about going ahead and purchasing a larger carrier which will last longer as he grows, but am not sure what's best. A decent carrier is expensive! I think that getting one of the cloth/canvas carrier bags is a waste right now as I know he'll end up chewing that up.
Lastly, how should I handle stopping to let him go potty? He'll be 8.5 weeks old, and I am not comfortable with letting him out in rest stop areas where other pets have definitely been.
Any advice would be much appreciated! Thanks in advance.