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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-10-2018, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone ever have a puppy that screams and cries in the car? I have one. Once the car stops like at a gas station or grocery store, she's quiet and calm. Car moves and the screaming starts. I wonder if she'll out grow this? Anything special we can do?
She doesn't get car sick as in throwing up or anything.
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Keep on driving and don't pay attention. Do not use ear plugs though for safety reasons. Since she is not car sick, maybe give her a bully stick as distraction? How old is she?
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Keep on driving and don't pay attention. Do not use ear plugs though for safety reasons. Since she is not car sick, maybe give her a bully stick as distraction? How old is she?
She will be 8 weeks on the 14th
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She will be 8 weeks on the 14th
Wow, she is young! She may feel a little overwhelmed at seeing the world whiz by since she is so young and without her mama. Has she had all her shots? I won't take pups out in public until they are up on their vaccinations.

If you must have her in the car, maybe giving her a box to sit in will help her feel less exposed and overwhelmed.
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Wow, she is young! She may feel a little overwhelmed at seeing the world whiz by since she is so young and without her mama. Has she had all her shots? I won't take pups out in public until they are up on their vaccinations.

If you must have her in the car, maybe giving her a box to sit in will help her feel less exposed and overwhelmed.
She's only had one vaccine. I'm not taking her out of the car any place since she's only had one. She'll get her second one at the end of this month. We have just been taking her for short ones like to the grocery store - a couple of miles. One of us stays in the car with her
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These forst vaccines in these young pups don't do anything. Most likely they have killed their mother's antibodies as long as the pups were nursing. Anyways, since she is so very young I would put the crate close to the driver's seat so she doesn't feel lonely. Discard my earlier ideas as I didn't have a clue how old she was. Right now you are establishing trust so take it easy with her. With these wicked smart pups it is easy to forget how young they actually are. I have to remind myself this quite often. Yesterday he saw a news anchor's full face on TV and jumped backwards and barking. Normally I would have stressed about it but instead I remained calm, told him, "it's OK" petted him and he was fine.
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at what age do you guys see the young pups start becoming more confident and curious about things like new people? We had my daughter and her family over today and the pup was not having it. They were quiet around her, not rowdy. But the pup just stayed at my feet and hid. We didn't force her so we just sat and talked and let her decide if she wanted to be part of anything but she just went to sleep.
It's just been so long since we've had a pup (15 years) that I have forgotten the stages and what they were like around 8 weeks old.
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at what age do you guys see the young pups start becoming more confident and curious about things like new people? We had my daughter and her family over today and the pup was not having it. They were quiet around her, not rowdy. But the pup just stayed at my feet and hid. We didn't force her so we just sat and talked and let her decide if she wanted to be part of anything but she just went to sleep.
It's just been so long since we've had a pup (15 years) that I have forgotten the stages and what they were like around 8 weeks old.
They should be curious and confident even at 8 weeks old. Hiding under your feet would worry me.
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They should be curious and confident even at 8 weeks old. Hiding under your feet would worry me.
well, she hides. Wants nothing to do with strangers
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none of the pups out of this litter were socialized when with littermates. I found this out after the fact. I had a third party involved in getting this pup so I was out of the loop and wasn't brought up to speed on how they were raised. Now I don't know if that makes a difference. I'm sure it does. Maybe it's genetics?? I really don't know
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