I have been reading these boards for a year now...the information I have gathered is great and feel I have learned an awful lot. Wonderful site...so helpful.
My new baby is coming home on Friday. It will be our very first OES. Cannot wait.
I do have a question that I havent seen on this site....He is flying in and will have about a 41/2 hour trip. Im just worried how he will be...ie...upset/nervous, bathroom issues, etc. I just wanna kinda be prepared.
Any suggestions? All answers welcome
|If he hasn't messed in his crate, get him outside ASAP! He might be overwhelmed by the sights, sounds, etc. So best be calm around him, give him a chance to set the tone: either "I need a nap" or "Hey, that was fun, what do we do now?" Water is a good idea but not much......he might be nauseous. Some initially and then some later. |
Only one I've had come in on a long flight sat in my lap the 2 hour drive home, jumped from the car and ran to the tulips and started eating them
Turned out, she craved tulips.....All her life she insisted tulips were food. Her brother, the StB had a thing for nasturtium flowers.....and zucchini...and garlic.....you'd think I never fed them.
|Ava just came to me from an even longer plane ride - all the way from Florida to New Mexico. It was an all day affair.|
Get your puppy out of the crate ASAP. Let him pee, offer him some water, maybe some food - they likely won't have had any on the plane.
Also, don't be too freaked out if he's kind of "meh, whatever" when he gets out. Ava was throughly weirded out the night she arrived, and it took her several days to get over the trip. She just kind of laid around, and was generally very quiet. That ended quickly. It's stressful on their little bodies and minds, and they've also just been separated from their mommy and littermates.
In short, he'll be fine, and congratulations!! I know how excited you must be!
|And don't be surprised if the poop is less than perfect right away. It is a bit of a shock to find yourself in a new home and for some dogs that shows in the poop! Really, it is all about the poop!|
|Congrats and enjoy!!!|
| Congratulations!!!! Of course, we all expect lots of pictures !!! |
|Congratulations! Can't wait to see pictures of your new baby! |
Take a few towels with you for the ride home from the airport. Most likely the baby will not be totally clean after the flight. But probably ready for welcome hugs and kisses!
|Be sure to bring a collar and leash for pick up. I know NY airports and they are QUITE noisy! Poor pup might get scared and try to bolt from the noise - and I also know the traffic you'll be trying to get across from the pick up area and the parked car. We had both of my sheepies flown in - and into Laguardia! I kept both of them in the crate until we got to the car which we parked away from the traffic and then I let them pee and/or poop and of course cuddled and hugged and kissed a while We did offer some water and even some food. But wear old clothes - just in case of a pp on the long ride back to Long Island!|
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