|09-26-2013 05:15 PM|
|09-26-2013 08:04 AM|
|Billn1959||Sleep and a GSD puppy.....not going to happen.|
|09-24-2013 11:09 AM|
Best of luck with the new family member. Once he is cleaned up, post up some pictures in the new puppy thread.
Enjoy your sleep Thursday night...
|09-24-2013 10:06 AM|
|pyratemom||Good luck! I remember Raina's first night home after flying from Germany. She had been in her crate for 17 hours by the time we got her home (except for a stop off along the way for a break after we picked her up), and what a mess she was. Her first introduction to our house was a bath and her big brother (Pyrate) licking the water off her face. She certainly wasn't ready for bed that night and my daughter had to get up at 5 AM to go on some trip for the World Wildlife club she was in. I ended up sleeping on the couch with the crate next to me with my fingers stuck through the crate wires to let her know I was there to keep her quiet. The next night I moved her crate to my bedroom where it has remained since then. I would feed only a little bit out of your hand when the pup arrives. Let it settle it's stomach from the excitement of the trip, then feed a little bit more. Regular meals can be maintained after that first night usually.|
|09-24-2013 09:55 AM|
|mspiker03||We brought food and water when we picked up Paisley after more than 20 hours on a plane/travel time. We hand fed her the food so she wouldn't eat too fast. I would also suggest some Nature's Miracle and paper towels to clean the crate, just in case. A few regular towels wouldn't hurt either - can never be too prepared!|
|09-24-2013 09:47 AM|
|09-23-2013 09:28 PM|
|Catterman||Hopefully he'll be tired from reading the sky mall magazine on his flight.|
|09-23-2013 09:24 PM|
|Nigel||The excitement of the arrival of my new pup would be enough for me not to want to sleep! Congratulations, hope all goes well!|
|09-23-2013 05:08 PM|
|ttrelfa3||Okay Great thank you for the insight on this. I never had a dog fly before so just want to make sure|
|09-23-2013 04:44 PM|
Congrats on your new pup - yes, he should be fine, and a treat or a small meal should be fine too. It will help start off your relationship on a positive note. I can see the problem of feeding him right away if he is very stressed - the stress can lead to GI issues, but if that is the case, he might be too stressed to eat or accept any treats.
He should be fine with getting a little break from the crate and then being put back in again for the night. Chances are he will be tired from his trip, probably won't have slept much during the flight, if at all, so he will probably just go to sleep, and the crate will be a nice safe place.
Use your own judgement on feeding him. I've never heard to not feed them after shipping - if he seems fine, and warms up to you well, and wants to eat, then a light meal and some treats should do no harm.
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