New puppy in two weeks, have a few questions.
We are picking up what will be a 9 wk GSD in just about 12 days. We've been planning this for the last month or so and have been slowly acquiring items for the puppy and preparing the house for the new addition. I've been going through as much info online (as well as a couple Patricia McConnell books) and have a few questions for the community at large.
Which kind of treats do you use? All different kinds for different training scenarios? Or just try different ones until you find out what the dog likes?
It's going to be about a four hour car ride home. How often do you stop when traveling with puppies to let them do their business?
How do you balance the need for early socialization with not having their full vaccinations?
The one toy I haven't picked up is a "treat ball". Been looking around online but can't seem to find one that stands up to the GSD's powerful bite. Any suggestions?
My wife and I both work, but we work somewhat different schedules. I am a 6-2ish and she is 7-4. She comes home for lunch, so the most the puppy would be in the dog-proofed room is the four hours in the morning while we are both at work. Is this going to be to long for a 9 wk puppy?
Thanks for the help!