Enjoy moments together
Plain tickets? Check. Accommodation? Check. Passports? Check. Even Spot has one! Memories from our travels are often the ones we cherish the most and it would be a shame to leave our fluffy mate at home, especially when we plan to go on many walks though woods. But how can we make travelling easier both for us and the dog?
Before you set out on a trip abroad, you need to check the requirements for travelling with pet animals of the particular country. The embassy will tell you exactly what the dog needs to be able to travel to the foreign country. A pet passport, a valid chip or a readable tattoo and confirmed rabies vaccination is required almost everywhere.
However, some exceptions might surprise you. For example, did you know that some dog breeds are forbidden to enter Denmark?
By train, car or plane
You can travel with your dog by all common means. A car, train, bus or even a plane can get you closer to your dream destination. Carriers usually require the dog to be muzzled and on a leash. The speed of your means of transport is, of course, a priority.
Travelling by a coach, however, is not the best choice, as even a half-hour bus ride can turn into a nightmare. Little space, the impossibility to stretch and the noise! Trains prove to be much more suitable for travelling with a dog. In trains, dogs usually do not suffer from motion sickness and they can walk and stretch even when the train is moving.
When travelling by car, dogs are able to handle even longer journeys. The place for the dog should be separate from the driver’s area and it should be completely empty. The trunk and the rear seats can be separated by a nylon car cargo net or a grille. To ensure the safety of your pet, your dog should be strapped either by a leash or a special strap. A dog which can run in the car freely is not safe for anyone.
For long distance travels, it is possible to take your dog into an airplane as well. Each airline has its own conditions for animal transport, but in general, you can take a small dog with you on board if you have a prescribed carrier. The larger ones must go to the checked luggage compartment. Before you set out on the journey, stop by your vet and ask about some anti-anxiety medication and administer it to your pet exactly as prescribed. It will help reduce the stress from the unknown environment and the noise.
Travelling with a dog means that you need an extra luggage item. Do not forget to pack:
How to make travelling more enjoyable for your dog?
Travel with your pet by various means of transport from the puppy age. You will practice and get used to it. Do not feed your dog for at least two hours prior to the journey and take it for a walk. If you travel by car, sit with your pet on the rear seat. Have you already travelled with your dog and the dog did not feel well? Ask your veterinarian for motion sickness medication.
Some dogs tolerate travelling better and some worse. It is always up to you to consider whether the dog’s stress is bearable or it would be a better idea to entrust it to your friends for a few days. But if you decide to set off on an adventure together, safe travels and have fun!
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Complete dry food for puppies and young dogs
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2x with juicy beef