It's not been long since you picked up your puppy and you probably already have a lot to do with your little rascal!
A puppy takes up a lot of time, especially training, house training, constant activity and regular going out. Your day revolves around the little ball of fur and it will stay that way for the next few weeks and months.
If you have planned a trip during this period, then you are probably wondering whether it makes sense or is even possible to travel now. Can you take the puppy with you? Or should he stay home? Is a boarding house an option?
Travel with puppies
Taking the puppy on a trip is generally not recommended. Because the puppy first has to get used to you and his new home, for which he should be given as much time as he needs. Taking the young dog with you when traveling could be overwhelming and may lead to fears in the dog's later life. So if you want to take your dog with you when you travel, it's best to wait a few more months so that he can feel comfortable and safe on the go.
Travel without puppies
If you want to go on vacation or have an important trip planned and are considering taking the trip without your puppy, there are also a few things to consider. In the best case, you postpone the trip, because even if traveling with puppies is not recommended, traveling without the puppy is also not a good idea. Because your dog has only just moved in with you and now needs the bonding phase with its new owner. In this you should spend as much time as possible with your new four-legged friend so that he can build trust in you and feel safe. If this is not the case, it may be that your puppy does not develop a good relationship with you and this makes upbringing much more difficult.
Since your puppy is most likely not house trained yet and has not yet enjoyed much training, boarding a dog at this young age is not suitable for the puppy. If a trip really cannot be postponed, it would be best to leave the young four-legged friend alone with a trusted person whom the puppy would also see a lot in other ways. In this way he can build trust in a second caregiver who takes time for the puppy and makes it easier for him to get used to it.