Your furry friend is part of your family, so it makes perfect sense that you want him or her to go with you when you head off on holiday. In that case, you need to know a few tricks of the trade in terms of making travelling with your dog in a car easier, and heading out of your normal surroundings in general.
Remember, dogs are creatures of habit and they enjoy a routine. When you head away from your home, you’re taking them out of that habit, and understanding that is part of the process.
To make life a little easier here are a few tips for travelling with your dog, as well as a few bits and bobs you need to take with you to make life easier.
Pawshtails Doggy Travel Tips
- Tip 1 – When travelling with a dog in a car, never leave them alone – Remember, temperatures in a car are much hotter than they are outside and you could be putting your dog’s life at risk. Aside from that, your dog may also fret and worry which does not make travel fun for them.
- Tip 2 – Remember to make regular toilet stops – Unless you want an upset dog and a mess inside your car, it’s a good idea to stop regularly for your dog to relieve themselves. This also lets them get some fresh air and a quick run around to stretch their legs and get rid of any pent up energy.
- Tip 3 – Purchase a dog car harness for safety and comfort – Your dog needs to be secure inside the car just like you, and in that case it’s a good idea to look for a harness which is suitable for their size. You should also take a blanket which is comfortable for them to lay on.
- Tip 4 – Look for dog friendly holidays and restaurants – Not everywhere is totally dog friendly and to avoid stress when looking for somewhere you can all go together, it’s best to do a quick Internet search ahead of time. Just head online and search for “dog cafe near me” or similar.
- Tip 5 – Take your dog’s own bedding blanket – If your dog has a blanket in their bed at home, take it with you. Remember that your dog is out of their comfort zone and a homely blanket will help to keep them calm.
- Tip 6 – Take plenty of treats and food essentials – Collapsable bowls for food and water are great space savers, and you should also make sure that you pack plenty of treats, like Dog Antler, to keep your furry friend happy. It goes without saying that you should also take a couple of their favourite toys.
- Tip 7 – Pack a handy microfibre cloth – This is ideal for drying your dog if you head somewhere muddy or wet.
No matter where you’re going, these handy tips will help make your family holiday the best it can be.