As the commando of a team of dogs who rescue other dogs from neglect and a lover of all things sporty, I created this blog post to help you get out and get more exercise with your dog.
Many people really enjoy day trips. They are like mini adventures for you and your family.
However, you should always try and take your dog with you too.
Dogs love spending time with their humans and seeing new and interesting places.
They love to delight in new smells and experience all sorts of fun activities – just like you do.
To make travelling with your dog fun and easy I’ve put together these 3 important tips:
1. Don’t feed your dog before or during the trip. Dogs get travel sickness a lot, and nothing will spoil your day more than the smell of dog vomit. It’s very yucky!
Definitely don’t feed your dog before a trip and, if you must treat him or her, just a few dry snacks; nothing too fatty. Fatty treats will only upset the dog’s tummy.
If you have a vomit-monster, try a few drops of lavender oil on his collar or bedding. This will help keep him relaxed.
Practice taking your dog out on short trips so he gets used to travelling in the car, too.
2. Carry extra water bottles and containers. You probably have a water bottle in the car and a bowl if you travel with your dog regularly, but these can be left behind at some stops or even broken.
Always have a least two bowls and two bottles of fresh water for your dog to drink.
This is important if you are going to be away for a long period of time or if you’re going somewhere and you’re not sure if fresh water will be available.
3. Take a spare leash and collar. Dogs love to run and pull, and nothing will spoil a day trip than a broken collar or a lost leash and a dog running madly off in the distance!