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We took Yuki on a trip to the beach when he was right around the same age. He loved it - especially digging in the sand. It was about a 5 hour drive, and he seemed to love that, too!
When he was about 7 months old, I took him with me on a trip to our farm in Missouri. Again, a long car drive (15 hours) that we did over two days. No problem at all. I have a seat belt harness for him and he had the whole back seat of the car that way. Mostly, he slept. We stopped every three hours or so for a potty break and to walk around a bit, and at the end of the day he was ready for a LOT of exercise, but no problems at all.
There's something extra fun about taking a trip with your puppy!
Oh, another thing we did which Yuki loved: I'd get ice cubes (from the soda machines) at our stops for his water bowl, which I just sat on the back seat of the car. No mess (not much, anyway), Yuki loves chewing on ice cubes, and he had constant access to water that way.
This winter, I'm really going to push it! I'm driving with him to Texas, a 25 hour drive that we'll do over three or four days. I wouldn't attempt this if Yuki didn't like riding in the car so much, but thankfully he equates riding in the car with going some place fun.
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