Aug 4, 2022

Around the world with man's best friend.

When traveling, there are a few things you always have to take into account: your passport, tickets, and of course - your furry friend! Traveling with your dog can be a lot of fun, but it's important to be prepared for the challenges that come with it. This blog post will discuss five tips for making your trip as smooth as possible for both you and your pup.

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1) Get your paperwork in order

The first step to taking your dog on a trip is to make sure you have all the necessary paperwork. This includes things like their vaccination records and a health certificate from your veterinarian. Depending on where you're going, you may also need an import/export permit.

Before you leave, it's a good idea to research the requirements for entry into your destination country. This will help you avoid any stressful surprises at the border.

2) Choose the right travel crate

Your dog will need a comfortable place to sleep during your trip, and a travel crate is a perfect solution. When choosing a crate, make sure it's big enough for your dog to stand up and turn around. It should also be made from sturdy materials that can withstand a bit of rough handling.

If you're flying, you'll need to purchase an airline-approved travel crate. These crates meet specific safety requirements and will make your dog's journey much smoother

Once you have your travel crate, get your dog used to it by putting their favorite toys or blankets inside. This will help them feel more comfortable when it's time to hit the road.

3) Pack the essentials

Just like you need to pack your own suitcase full of clothes and toiletries, you'll also need to bring along some essentials for your dog. This includes things like food, water, bowls, a leash, and waste bags. Some dogs need a bit more attention, so be prepared. Breeds like the Australian Cobberdog and Border Collie need an extra comb or two. 

If you're traveling by car, it's a good idea to make sure your dog has access to plenty of fresh water. A collapsible water bowl is perfect for this and can be easily stored in the glove compartment.

4) Plan for potty breaks

Whenever you're traveling with your dog, it's important to plan for regular potty breaks. This will help your dog stay comfortable and avoid any accidents in the car or hotel room.

If you're driving, take advantage of rest stops along the way. These are typically well-equipped with grassy areas perfect for a quick pit stop.

If you're staying in a hotel, ask the staff if there are any designated areas for dogs to relieve themselves. Many hotels have these nowadays, but it's always best to check in advance.

5) Keep your dog entertained

Last but not least, don't forget to bring along some toys and treats to keep your dog entertained. This will help make the trip more enjoyable for both of you.

A Kong toy stuffed with their favorite food is an excellent option for keeping dogs occupied in the car or at the hotel. And if you're going to be spending time at the beach or hiking, bring along a Frisbee or ball for some fun fetch games.

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You and your furry friend can have a wonderful time venturing out into the world together. Just remember these five tips:

- Get travel insurance for your pet

- Choose the proper form of transportation

- Bring along their favorite things

- Do your research on pet-friendly accommodations

- Have a plan for if something goes wrong

With a bit of preparation, you'll be able to relax and enjoy your trip, safe in the knowledge that your four-legged friend is happy and healthy too. Bon, voyage!

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