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    DefaultTravelling long distances with your lab..

    I am thinking that when we make the long 9 hour trek to Calgary in January we will have two kids and a lab in tow. I have decided to give up my passenger seat up front for some of the trip to give Rowan a chance to have a little more room. Also the kids 9 and 6 a break from having a 76 pound lab on them.. lol!

    Anyone else play nicey, nice and give their lab the front seat sometimes?

    I know we are going to have to invest in a new vehicle as how can we possibly tote two kids and two full sized labs around in a car.. LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawson Creek Girl


    Anyone else play nicey, nice and give their lab the front seat sometimes?

    All the time! DW sits in the back seat and hangs HER head out the window ;D

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    Yeah, that will be me too Gene. I get carsick very easily. LOL!
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    I get car sick so not an option! But Sammi doesnt mind she has the whole back seat to herself! When DS is home on leave and he and his sis are riding with us, they truely don't mind hanging in the back seat with Sam. Except when she gets so happy that she starts wagging her tail and hits them or decides they need a kiss!

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    I'll be packing some Gravol for the trip.. LOL!
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    I have to travel to Napanee on boxing day all by myself with the two dogs (it's about a 3 hour drive!) so I can let you know after that! Baloo will have the backseat all to himself and Peanut will be riding shotgun.

    It will be Baloo's longest car ride yet, wish us luck!

    (when do you go pick up the puppy?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawson Creek Girl
    I'll be packing some Gravol for the trip.. LOL!
    Good idea! We travel so much, it really is the reason we won't be getting a second pup anytime soon! Sammi travels so well/easily- two would be a whole other thing- good luck on the trip home! ;D. I am puppy envious though!

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    I doubt that you'll have a problem.

    Puff and I made two 4,000 mile (6,500 km) trips this summer, just the two of us, in my 2000 Honda Accord 2 Dr. One from KS -> VA -> VT -> KS and the next from KS -> CO -> OR -> CO -> KS.

    I made sure to give Puff about an hour of exercise each morning before starting each leg of the trip.

    Then every 2 hours, we stopped for about 10 minutes to give her a chance to pee &c at which times I slung a training dummy about 10 times for her to retrieve. Those breaks were helpful for me, too.

    Puff spent almost all of the trip trip sleeping.
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    DefaultRe: Travelling long distances with your lab..

    We regularly travel 600 miles to our lakehouse & 3-5 hours for shows.

    She sometimes rides in the back of the CRV when we take Mav. But when it's just the two of us, she rides in the front with me (I have a seatbelt harness).

    I give her 45 minutes of exercise before we leave and I map out state parks and dog parks along the way. We all do lots better if we stretch/run around along the way.

    I pack milk gallon jugs of water- you don't know if stops will have them, and you don't know how your dog's tummy will react to road water. Other than that, I take the normal travel stuff- a copy of rabies cert., toys, etc.

    How exciting for you guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baloo317
    I have to travel to Napanee on boxing day all by myself with the two dogs (it's about a 3 hour drive!) so I can let you know after that! Baloo will have the backseat all to himself and Peanut will be riding shotgun.

    It will be Baloo's longest car ride yet, wish us luck!

    (when do you go pick up the puppy?)
    January 18th is when we go to pick up our little man. LOL!
    Rowan has travelled the six hours before, when she was brought home from her breeders at 7 weeks. She has grown a tad since then.. lol! She has always been a trooper in the car though.... thankfully. We are leaving at 5 a.m. in the morning so I will have to have a good game of fetch with her beforehand as walking in the dark isn't an option.
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