On the day you pick up your new German Shepherd puppy from our facility, bring a small crate for the puppy to travel home in. We sell Puppy Packs at our facility (which include a dog crate) and can have one ready for you if you wish to purchase one. Otherwise, if you plan to hold your puppy in your lap on your drive home, bring a few small towels to place on your lap for the puppy.
Puppies tend to get car sick when they’re little, so bring paper towels for clean up. Don’t feed or offer water to your puppy on the way home, as this can make your puppy more nauseous.
We highly recommend that you DO NOT stop at rest stops, dog parks, or parks to let your puppy go potty. Your puppy will not have received all of its parvovirus shots yet, so exposing your puppy to areas where other dogs have been increases the risk of your puppy contracting parvo. Instead we recommend that you find places that have concrete or hard surfaces like a paved parking lot.
In the summertime, be conscious of the surface your puppy is walking on. Keep its paws off dark asphalt as this can burn your puppy’s paws on a hot summer day.