Indy reporting: This is the second blog post I have written to help you get out and get more exercise with your dog. (The first one is immediately below this one) 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 3 more important tips: 1. Pack plenty of towels. Dogs love to jump into puddles, creeks and ponds. They love to swim and frolic and the smellier the water, the better! And they are such generous creatures, they’ll want to share the stink all over the car and everyone sitting in it! Taking old towels or even old bedsheets will help ‘contain’ slime, vomit, slobber, dirt and mud. 2. Secure your dog well in the car. Accidents can and do happen and you don’t want to add to the danger by having anything unsecured in your car, including your dog. Use a specially designed harness or a crate to keep your dog safe while traveling. 3. Do some basic recall training. Nothing will spoil your day out more than a five hour search for the dog in a strange place. Recall training does take time, but it will ensure your dog comes back when you call it. In fact, dogs who behave well in public are ones who have undergone some sort of obedience training. They understand that they must listen and spoken to by their owners. This doesn’t mean you have to be cruel. Positive, reward based training yields much greater results than harsh training methods which destroy trust. Spending time with your dog is a great way to strengthen the bond you share, get some much needed exercise and explore new and exciting places.