5 Top Tips For Travelling With Dogs

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While many dog owners love to take their four legged friends with them wherever they go, taking a dog along is not always the easiest of tasks.

When you travel with a dog you need to think about everything, from the comfort and well being of your pet to its health and safety.

This is why it’s important to make sure you know what to do when traveling by car with your pup, as this can help to minimize stress for the both of you.

1. Go For A Walk Before You Set Off

It’s a good idea to take your pup for a long walk before you depart on your adventure, particularly if it’s going to be a long one.
Not only will this give him the opportunity to do his business but it will also tire him out so he’s more likely to sleep through the trip.

2. Don’t Get Cruising If Your Dog Needs The Loo

Dogs are very much like kids, in that you can bet your bottom dollar that as soon as you set off they’ll need the toilet!

To avoid having to stop, make sure he’s done his business before you set out.

3. Keep Your Dog Secure In The Car

Unlike human passengers, you can’t put a seat belt around your dog when traveling.

Without anything to keep him secure he could get seriously hurt in the event of an accident. In addition, your dog could pose a danger to you while you’re driving if he’s free to move around.

You should therefore consider either a harness or a cage for him while on the road.

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4. Take Regular Breaks

If you’re planning a long journey with your pooch, make sure you stop often for breaks.

This will enable him to stretch his legs, get some fresh air and have a drink of water, which ultimately makes long journeys far less stressful for your pet.

5. Bring Along Some Favorites

Your dog probably has a favorite toy or two at home.

Whether it’s that chewed up old bone he carries around everywhere or a much-loved comfy blanket, don’t forget to bring it with you as this will help to keep him calm and relaxed on longer journeys.

Give him fresh air: If you’re traveling in the summer, it goes without saying that you should make sure your dog is able to access fresh air from a slightly open window.

Never, ever go off anywhere and leave your dog locked in the car with the windows closed during the summer heat as this could be fatal for your pet.

By taking these tips into consideration, you can make traveling by car far easier and far less stressful for your pet and yourself.

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