November 11, 2020
Travelling with dogs, whether you’re moving to a new city or taking a road trip doesn’t need to be stressful. With just a few basic essentials, you can ensure that both of you have a safe and comfortable experience. Many dogs enjoy travelling as it’s an opportunity for them to explore new sights, sounds, and smells. Travelling with dogs can also be fun and rewarding for owners. Here are the top five essentials for travelling with dogs.
Travelling dog carriers
Travelling dog crates and carriers keep your pooch safe and secure. They also make great indoor kennels and give your dog its own space. This helps to keep them under control. For example, brands like Aussie Dog Kennels can be partially dismantled and flat-packed for longer journeys. Ensure your dog is safe and check the suitability of your travelling crate for the journey you need to make. It’s advisable to get them used to it before you set off as well.
Safety should be your top priority and just as humans need to wear seatbelts in the car, so do dogs. You can choose the best form of seatbelt or car harness for your dog depending on its size and breed. These fit into the car, similar to those for babies and toddlers, and keep your dog strapped in. Have a chat with your vet to find out the best dog car harness for your pooch.
A comfy bed
If you want your dog to stay calm and comfortable you need to take a decent bed with you. This will help your dog to relax during the journey and keep it cosy and warm. Here are some examples of the best dog beds for travel. A good rest is just as important for your dog as it is for you.
Harness or collar with an ID tag
If you’re going on a trip with your dog it’s important more than ever to make sure they’re wearing a harness or collar with an ID tag. This is due to the fact that you will be exploring a new place and the likelihood of your dog running off or getting lost is going to be higher. This way, they’ll have your number and address attached to them at all times.
Plenty of food and water
When travelling with dogs you need to be prepared in advance. Make sure you take plenty of food and water with you. You might not be able to stop easily on the way to pick this up. Don’t forget your dog’s food and water bowl, and a can opener for wet food. Some people prefer to prepare portions before they leave to make things simpler. Here are some tips on how to pack food when travelling with dogs. With a bit of organisation, you can ensure your dog is fully taken care of on the road, and keep them comfortable for the entire journey.