Now it’s holiday season, many dog owners are looking to what they should do with their pup while away. Unless you have a kindly friend or family member who can look after him, the only other option is to put your pet into professional kennels – unless you take him with you, of course. With more people choosing to stay in the UK for their holidays, this makes it much easier to take your dog with you, although you will need certain dog accessories to help you out.
When travelling in a car with a pet, he needs to be kept safe and you also need to ensure that you can drive safely too. Some people choose to convert to boot of an estate or hatchback car into a dedicated area for their dog, installing a grate to stop him from wandering around the rest of the car. This might be a good solution for a large pooch, but there are plenty of other dog accessories around for smaller dogs or if you simply just don’t like this idea. Dog baskets and dog car seats are good alternatives for ensuring that he is kept safe and comfortable while you’re driving.
If you’re still training your pup, or he’s not that used to being in the car, you may also want some seat covers to protect your car seats in case he has an accident. Accidents are more likely while travelling, especially on long distances because he won’t be as used to the environment and may even feel stressed, which can lead to difficulties in controlling the desire to urinate.
When going away for a trip overnight or for several days, remember to bring his dog bowls and some food. Take his lead – this is especially important to prevent him from getting lost in unfamiliar surroundings – and also a few toys to keep him occupied.
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Article By: Peter Fleming