Prior preparation prevents....
poor pooch performance! ;)
Today we pick up our foster dog Kizzy, so here are some of the things that we are preparing to make life easier. Perhaps they will help you too!
Today is the day! Before Ryan and I head off on the road to collect Kizzy, I thought I would share a few of our tips to help you prepare should you be in the same position.
1. Know where you are going, plan your route and be aware of any requirements
Kizzy is travelling internationally, so even though we know what time her flight lands; we won't be picking her up at that time. Also, she will be arriving in to a collection centre and will require certain paperwork. Please make sure you have everything to hand!
2. Be prepared... (of course!)
3. Be safe
Your pet doesn't yet know who you are. Think about this when approaching and moving them. Give them time and space to make choices. Any animal has the potential to react if it feels cornered and scared, so the best protection (for both of you) is prevention.
Try not to crowd your new pet or handle them unnecessarily. If you cannot avoid some handling (for instance we have a high boot in the car with a dog tent) consider taking a muzzle - a basket muzzle will allow your dog to pant, drink and eat.
4. Calm is key