Travelling with your dog might not be the easiest of tasks, but we do it anyway as we love our canine friends so much! Travelling with your dog was probably can be a bit of an adventure for the first time, and it takes some getting used to (for you and the dog). Here are some things you need to know before taking your dog friend for a ride:
- First-time dog owners need to be aware that not all canines can handle road trips without prior practice – not even around the block a few times. Therefore, it’s recommended you first go for a few practice runs before you take them on a long road trip.
- It’s not recommend to seat the travel buddy in the front passenger because a potential airbag deployment is dangerous for your four-footed companion.
- Other areas in the car such as the floor of the seats or the boot are the best places to accommodate your pet, but don’t forget to stretch out a blanket over the area. It provides a bit of cushioning and helps with not letting the dog slide on the floor during acceleration, braking, cornering and other potentially unsafe situations.
- If you indeed need or want to travel with your furry friend on the seats, take a look at some of these dog car-seats.
- Dog’s might love to ride with their heads outside of the vehicle, but this is actually dangerous and road signs or other traffic participants that pass you too close for comfort might hurt your beloved pet.
- A big no-no is feeding your dog too much before setting off because motion sickness can kick in (especially if your pet is not used to car-rides).
- Another very important tip when travelling by car with your dog is to take breaks.
- Lastly, and possibly the most important, never leave your dog alone in the car. It’s inhumane to do so because cabin temperature can rise to double the temperature outside in under five minutes on hot days, even with the windows slightly open.