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Top 5 Tips For Driving Cross Country with Your Samoyed

Driving Mr. Puppy

As regular readers of this blog know, we recently headed back to Chicago from LA. And of course we always have this furry fellas with us, so that means we have to drive between cities. And if you’ve never driven your dog across this beautiful country before, it can be a little daunting. But don’t worry, we’ve got 5 great tips to help you out!

Tip #1 – Mindset – Keep an Open Mind and a Good Attitude

For practical minded people, and believe me I’ve been known to be this from time to time, this may not seem like the most actionable tip. At least not at first. But trust me, it’s the most important thing I can tell you. If you don’t have a good attitude and keep positive thoughts, you’re just setting yourself up to have a miserable experience.

The good news is that in my experience, driving your dog across the country is actually much easier than you might expect. And even if you have a big dog that likes to do nothing more than run around and play all day long (cough…Sacha…cough), it can still be a great experience.

One obvious point to remember is that even though YOU know you’re going to be driving 2,000 miles, your dog doesn’t. Whenever we start off in the car, Sacha usually goes crazy and barks with excitement for the first 10 or 15 minutes before chilling out and settling down. But he always does. After a short while, he’s relaxed, and chill and settles in for the ride. And we’ve noticed too that after the first day on the road, the rest of the days of the trip he doesn’t go all crazy when he gets in the car in the morning. He just settles right in and enjoys himself.

Dogs are smart, they can tell if they’re on their way somewhere or if they’ve reached their final destination. With Sacha we find he can tell the difference between being en route to a place and arriving there. So trust that your dog will know when the journey continues and when he’s about to arrive. Continue reading

To Shave or Not To Shave Your Fur Baby – A Samoyed in SoCal

Sacha’s Diary November 29, 2016

The Cubs are World Series Champions! Sorry but it never gets old :-)

The Cubs are World Series Champions! Sorry but it never gets old 🙂

Dear Diary,

As loyal readers of this blog know, my parents and I just moved to Los Angeles. Woo-hoo! So far, I am loving being an LA puppy! I’m definitely starting to feel like a Samoyed in SoCal.

But, as a Samoyed, I have a very furry, long, natural (and I might add) beautiful white coat. Which is perfect for the Chicago winters. But here in Hollywood…yeah, not so much. My coat was a bit on the long side and I was starting to get a bit uncomfortable which my parents picked up on. They can be very perceptive those parents of mine. So they took me for the very first time to a groomer here in Los Angeles.

And well, here are the results. Continue reading