Whenever traveling with Fido gets to be too much, just remember: At least you don’t have to deal with a cat in the car! In order to make traveling with your dog a less stressful experience, follow these tips:
- Proper Restraint Many dogs enjoy riding in the car: Let them stare out the window and bark at passing landmarks, and they’re good to go. Still, even though your puppy is unlikely to panic and therefore doesn’t need to be put in a pet carrier, that doesn’t mean that it’s ever a good idea to have an unrestrained animal loose in the car. Make sure to put your pet in a harness before getting in the car and have someone other than the driver hold on to the leash. This allows you to focus on the road as required.
- Don’t Forget the Dishes You can ask the concierge for a toothbrush and toothpaste at midnight and usually end the day with your excellent dental hygiene intact, but very few hotels have spare dog bowls hanging around. Plus, you get to have a snack at the occasional rest stop, so why can’t your dog? Be kind to your dog and don’t forget to bring its food and water dishes.
- Keep the Beast Entertained Dogs can watch the scenery fly by for hours on end, but don’t let that fact lull you into believing that you don’t have to make any effort to entertain your puppy. There will be breaks for hotels and you’re going to arrive at your destination eventually, at which point the scenery will stop moving and your dog will get bored. To prevent whining, make sure to pack plenty of toys to play with and bones to chew.
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