Coming home will start out with a car ride from our home. Try to keep this from being an overly stressful experience for the puppy. The main problem dogs have with car rides is not what we humans refer to as motion sickness, but anxiety about the vibrations, and sounds in an unknown environment. We do not put puppies in a crate during their first trip; they are small and easy to hold at 10 weeks of age if you have a companion to help you. If you have someone other than the driver hold the puppy in a blanket or towel, and in some way try to distract him from the car ride by patting, talking or playing with it will greatly reduce puppy's stress during trip home. Also, face puppy away from the window it will feel more secure.
Once you arrive at your home, let him “go outside” for a few moments, if he” goes” praise him.
Remember, in the Winter months this may be very first experience with snow, ice, or cold mud – keep it short 3-4 minutes, let the delicate puppy paws get used to the cold gradually. You can increase time outside (depending on the temperatures of course) slowly in time.
Don't forget puppies are like babies they need some down time, they can't play all day long, they need their sleep. When you stop playing with your puppy, he will probably need to "go" and then would like to take a nap. Please don't over do it, puppies need lots of rest to grow.
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