I'm pretty sure that River was born an adventure dog. She was experiencing stimulation and experiences before she ever came to live with me. Her first big adventure was flying on an AIRPLANE with me! Pretty big adventure for an 8-week old puppy! She was a trooper, though, and had a calm, stress-free trip.
You can absolutely take your puppy with you on your adventures, but there are some critical things you must consider to avoid stress and injury. Here are some adventures puppy River went on before 6 months old:
Road trip up the North Shore
Road trip to Montana and back
Staying in a hotel
Hanging out at an agility trial
Now, on to the Tips For Adventuring With Puppies! Forewarning: the tips below may seem a bit cautionary. That's because this is such a CRITICAL period in a dog's life. We have a huge opportunity to mold a happy, confident adult dog, but we can also cause huge is