Did somebody say car ride?
Yes, there’s nothing that gets a dog’s tail wagging like a road trip!
Whether it’s adventuring on a day hike, camping overnight, or just cruising down the open highway towards your next destination, travelling with pets is a great way to make memories. However, that doesn’t mean it’s easy...
According to a survey done by the American Pet Products Association (APPA), 37% of animal “paw-rents” travel with their four-legged friends every year.
So, Wagging and Tagging is here to help make traveling with dogs a breeze! Below, we share our best 3 dog travel tips to keep your pooch happy and safe.
Ensure They Wear a Pet Tag
Before embarking on any trip with your dog, it's vital to prioritize their safety. One of the simplest – yet most effective – ways to do this is by making sure your canine buddy wears a pet tag. The tag should contain their name, first of all.
Other beneficial information can include:
• Phone number
• Home address
• Any important medical details, such as life-threatening condition
In case your dog gets lost or accidentally separated during the trip, this identification will significantly increase the chances of a quick reunion. To see our bestselling high- quality dog tags, visit the Wagging and Tagging shop click here to check out our pet tags.
Research Pet-Friendly Destinations
Sadly, not all travel destinations are equally accommodating to pets. Crazy, right?
Therefore, it's essential to plan ahead and research pet-friendly options. Look for hotels, parks, and restaurants that welcome dogs. Consider choosing destinations with dog-friendly attractions or activities to ensure Fido feels comfortable and included throughout the journey. Moreover, try to be aware of local leash laws and regulations to avoid any awkward surprises.
Check out these 49 places to see on a pet-friendly American road trip!
Familiarize Your Dog with Car Travel
Third, if your trip involves long car rides, practice, practice, practice.
Start by taking your dog on short drives around the block to get them acclimated to a car's wobbly motion and associate car rides with positive experiences. Gradually increase the length of the trips, and always reward with treats and praise for their good behavior.
Well, this approach is proven to reduce anxiety. Which in turn makes the journey enjoyable for your furry friend (and means less barking, howling, and potty accidents for you...a win-win!)
Now, you are all ready to book that trip.
Remember, traveling with dogs can be a fantastic adventure filled with laughter and unforgettable moments. By following these tips, we can all ensure our furry companions have a wonderful trip, too.
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