Dog car travel can be a great experience if you make sure you and your pets are safe and comfortable.
seems common sense not to leave a defenseless animal in a hot car or in the back of
a fast moving pickup truck, yet thousands of dogs die every year
because of these preventable incidents. Some local and state
governments are now regulating how you can transport your dog in an open
Do you know the number one most important thing you can do for dog car travel success?
It's being prepared. If you're just going to the local park or the vet in the neighborhood, you can probably get away with just grabbing your dog and going. But if you're going on vacation or taking a longer trip, preparation is key.
Do you have everything you need? First aid, water, treats, toys, portable bowls, carriers, sunscreen, important phone numbers, and the list goes on and on. Using an organizer is an easy way to make sure you're prepared.
If you're going on a long car trip, practice is the key to success. You wouldn't wake up one day and decide to run a marathon without training or preparing for it. The same is true for preparing your dog for a long road trip. Start weeks or months in advance by taking short trips. How does your dog respond? Does he get car sick? Anxious? Does he get restless and move around or does he just sleep? How does he do when he's confined in a crate or harness?
Using a checklist can save lots of frustration. Click below to find our favorite solutions for all your dog car travel needs.
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