I read this article about how to travel well with your dog. Going anywhere with him. This very informative article is written by Bonnie Joy Dewkett on Smart Animal Training.
Bonnie talks about what to take with you when you take your dog on a hike or on a longer trip. She suggests having your dog carry her own supply. Dogs can carry 1/3 of their body weight. She also suggests getting a first aid pet kit, calling ahead to national parks for regulations about dogs–whether they even allow pets.
She even includes a website on where to stay with your dog.
Below this photo is an excerpt from Bonnie’s article.
When you arrive at your destination, give your pet time to adjust to his new surroundings. Take him on a walk. Put his things out. Hang out as he gets use to all of the different sounds and smells. This will help him feel relaxed and calm when you do have to leave him alone.
Before you take a big trip with your pet, go for some smaller trial runs. Stay over at friends’ houses to even rent a hotel room close to home. This will give you both practice and will make sure you know exactly what you need to have on hand. This will also decrease your pet’s anxiety about new people and places.
…make sure you have all pertinent information such as important medical history and vaccination records.
Pack a Bag-Make sure to bring everything your pet may need including an extra leash, their favorite toy, any needed medication, and plenty of food. You don’t want to risk the local pet store not caring the needed things to keep your pup happy! If you have a sensitive pet, you should also pack a couple of containers of your local water since some pets will resist drinking water that tastes different from what they are use too.
CLICK here to read the entire article and watch a couple of videos.
Article source: Smart Animal Training
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