How to Make Traveling With Your Dog Easy

5 May

My little dog — a heartbeat at my feet. ~Edith Wharton

Tips for Traveling with your Dog

Spring is here and that means vacation season is right around the corner! Why not bring your dog along and share the adventure with your little heartbeat.

Don’t let your fear of traveling with your furry friend take away the fun and adventure he or she deserves. Bringing your pet on vacation can be a great opportunity to bond and further train your dog. Traveling with your pet can also eliminate the worry of wondering how he or she is while you’re away.

Here are a few travel trips to help you plan your next traveling adventure:

Plan Ahead
If staying with a friend or family is not an option, do homework before hitting the road. Conducting online research is a great way to find good deals on pet-friendly hotels or bed and breakfasts. Also, it’ll give you a chance to read reviews and make a more educated decision.

Car Safety
Roads are unpredictable, especially when driving in unfamiliar places. To help ensure your dog’s safety be sure to pack a first aid kit with pet specific supplies for your dog. Another way to keep both you and your dog safe is by investing in a pet barrier or restraint. This is a great way to prevent your dog from distracting you while you’re driving.

Pack Goodies
Keeping your dog occupied in the car can be challenging. The best way to prevent him from getting tedious in the back seat is by investing in pet-travel accessories and toys. Also bring dog snacks, food and water that your dog is used to eating. There is a higher risk of your dog getting sick if you switch up his diet while traveling.

Rest Stops
Take advantage of rest stops to avoid any backseat surprises. While you’re at it, go for a walk to give yourself and your dog time to stretch and relax. Also, by doing this you get to exercise your dog and keep him or her from getting antsy during the remainder of the trip.

ID Tag
Dogs tend to run off when in unfamiliar territories. In the event that your dog runs off, an ID tag will come in handy. Attach the tag to his collar and be sure to include all your details such as name, address, email address and phone number. Another option is to get a microchip implanted in your dog that helps shelters track lost dogs.

Now that you’ve got dog travel preparation under control, it’s time to focus your attention on your car. Like your dog, your Dodge needs care to ensure good travel conditions. Visit us at JT’s Dodgeland of Columbia for a pre-road trip spring-cleaning service for your new Dodge or used car.

Dodgeland of Columbia offers a wide range of new and used vehicle servicing. Visit our service department and checkout our latest service specials. Call us at (877) 331-9243 to schedule a service appointment today!

 

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