Travelling with Dogs
Tips on how to Travel with your Dog
Travelling with dogs can be difficult at times, but there are many things that you can do to make your journey more comfortable for your dog. Dogs are prone to getting restless when travelling long distances and it is always a good idea to be prepared with a harness to keep you dog safe.
There are a wide variety of harnesses available; the sheepskin harness is great for your dogs ultimate comfort. The harnesses are available in many varieties such as sheep skin and swivelling styles which are also adjustable. When travelling with your dog be sure to stop for toilet breaks and having a fold-up travel bowl is a great idea if you wish to travel light. It is also important to take a first aid kit with you if you are going on a long journey.
It is not uncommon for some dogs to become motion sick and it is a good idea to visit your vet before hand if your dog has never been on a long journey before. The golden rule of travelling with your dog is to never leave him or her unattended in the car, otherwise you could put your dog at serious risk.
When travelling with pets it is always a good idea to check that your preferred accommodation is pet friendly. There are many hotels and camp sites that are very welcoming to pets. Australian Explorer has an entire pet friendly accommodation section.
If you are planning on visiting a National Park it is best to leave your dog at home or in an alternative safe location as dogs are not usually allowed to enter National Parks. There are many books available that will also provide you with hotels and camping grounds that are dog and pet friendly.
If you are planning on travelling with your dog on the back of a ute then it is important to make sure that they are kept safe and secure. The best way of securing your dog to a ute is by using a ute tether, but attaching a lead is also popular. One of the most important things to remember is to keep the lead short enough so that your dog can not go over the edge of the ute.
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