If you’re bringing your canine companion along with you on the open road, there are several things you can do to manage traveling with a four-legged friend.
Although many people choose to find other arrangements and leave their dog at home, with a little bit of planning, your dog can take part in your summer road trip festivities.
If your dog typically has anxiety when riding in the car, and is relatively small, it might be beneficial crate the dog while you’re driving. You should also make sure that your dog has been exercised before they get in the car which might help them sleep for some of the ride.
If you are choosing to crate your dog while in the car, be sure to remove any leashes or spare collars that might them from being inside of the crate. If your dog does typically get anxious and paces the car, it can often be safe for you and your dog for them to be crated while in motion.
Be sure to bring a comfort item that your dog loves to help them keep calm and comfy in the car, such as a favorite toy or well-loved blanket.
You should also make sure to travel with your dog’s medical information in the event that something does happen while you are traveling. Be sure that the route you are taking allows you to make frequent stops in order to let you and your dog out to stretch, go to the bathroom, and get some fresh air.
You should also be packing food for your dog on the road along with a water bowl. Make sure you have plenty of water available for them, especially if they are typically nervous in the car. Feel free to bring easy to eat treats along in case your dog needs a little pick-me-up or doesn’t seem interested in eating its food while in motion.
If you’re hoping to expand the furry portion of your family this summer, call Vicki Davis from Precious Pups 4 U today at 931-260-8838 to see if there’s a Cavapoo, Maltipoo, or Cavamalt available in your Tennessee neighborhood.