Traveling with your Sheepadoodle
Traveling by car: It's awesome to take your Sheepadoodle with you when you leave town. But it also requires more work to make sure that your trip will go smoothly. If you are traveling by car, make sure your dog has a safe spot to sit and lay down. If your dog enjoys their crate, this will be the safest place for them and you. Their crate will prevent them from injury if you have to stop abruptly and provide fewer distractions for you while driving. Puppies are especially prone to motion sickness and if they get sick in their crate it will be much easier to clean up than all over your car. Make sure to not feed your dog a lot before getting in the car. If the car trip is long, take breaks where you can walk your dog and give her some snacks and water.
Traveling in a crate: When crating your dog, don't assume that she hates her crate. Most dogs love their crates and feel comfortable and safe inside of them. Calmly and happily let your dog enter her crate. Don't make a big "farewell scene" if dropping off your dog in back of the car or at the airport. Make your goodbye to her simple, calm and happy. If she senses that you are sad or worried about her then she will feel anxious about being in her crate. It's preferable to have your dog fast for 6 hours before their airplane flight. But make sure that she has enough water to stay hydrated but not full. Try to include a favorite blanket or toy in her crate. Don't include any leashes and make sure her collar is tight enough to prevent her from strangling herself. When you pick her up at the end of the flight greet her calmly and don't get overexcited. Take her to the bathroom and then as soon as possible take her for a long walk. Exercise will help her calm down and get used to her new environment.
Leaving your dog at home: If you can't bring your dog with you on your next trip make sure to find a great place for her to stay. It can be lots of fun for her to stay at a kennel. Find a kennel with great reviews or references where your dog is walked, played with and in general taken care of as well as you take care of her. Another great option is for your Sheepadoodle to stay with a loving family member or friend that they know. This can be great for your dog to develop close relationships with other humans.