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First Time Dog Mom -- my first is an 8 week old Golden boy names Riley

He is adorable and more well behaved than I anticipated for such a young puppy! I brought him home on Saturday after finding him on Friday. I truly lucked out in getting Riley. He's fairly well house broken for such a young puppy, but I've still got to watch out for him. And he's a total people magnet when we are out and about. He's quite the show stealer! We are in Atlanta, Georgia, and if you know of dog-friendly activities around here I'd love to hear them.

Also, what's a good way to get him enjoying car rides? I've tried crating him in the car and he hates it. It is less anxious when he's in my lap, but that isn't safe or sustainable. I'd love ideas for safe car rides that he may actually also like.

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Melissa & Riley
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What a cutie, congratulations.

Start making the crate in the car a fun place to be, put him but don't go anywhere. Give him extra special treats he doesn't get anywhere else. Try treat dispensing toys in the car, keep doing that until he is happy to go to the car.

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Welcome to you and Riley, Congratulations, he's a doll.
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Hello and welcome. Riley is adorable . When my Luna was a puppy I used a harness that buckled into the seatbelt. It was similar to this one. Enjoy the forum.

https://www.amazon.com/Slowton-Harne...&sr=8-13-spell
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What a cutie he is!!! Welcome! I am a first time dog mom too and this forum has a plethora of knowledgeable members that will all help you get through puppy hood and every other stage They have been such a big help to me!!

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Hello and welcome to your new beautiful baby,Riley!
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What a gorgeous angel of fluff!

Rooney loves car rides, I never used a crate, but a harness/seatbelt combo with one of those car seat cover hammocks. The backseat is entirely his domain and he loves the car. If I don't roll the windows down he fusses to no end.
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Hi and welcome, Riley is absolutely lovely!.


Barnaby, The Original Swishywagga - Aug 11, 2000 - Sept 24, 2015, Our Beautiful Golden Boy, Forever In Our Hearts.
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