More and more people are deciding to enjoy the holidays together with their furry friend. Traveling with a dog can be a wonderful experience, but it also requires good planning and preparation. If you want to enjoy a vacation with your faithful friend, we give you some tips that will help you do it safely and comfortably.
Prepare and plan the trip with your dog in advance
Before starting the trip, there are some factors that you should take into account to really assess whether you are both going to enjoy the experience. Because traveling with your dog must always be done with prior planning, which is why the destination is very important. You don't want your friend to spend many hours in the hold of an airplane, right? So if you travel to distant countries, it is best for your dog to wait for you at home with a family member or friend.
If otherwise you travel to a medium or short distance destination, think about a place where your dog friend can enjoy it as much as you, for example, on dog-friendly beaches. To do this, we leave you some tips that will help you plan your adventures:
Get your dog used to traveling by car or public transportation
It is important that your dog becomes familiar with the means of transportation you are going to use, and that he associates it with something positive. You can take short excursions and reward him with petting, toys or treats when he behaves well. If your dog becomes dizzy or stressed, ask your veterinarian what you can do to relieve it.
Give your dog a veterinary checkup
Before starting the trip, it is advisable that you take your dog to the veterinarian for a complete check-up, to give him the necessary vaccinations and to protect him against parasites. You should also ask for your pet passport if you are going to travel outside the country, and for a microchip if you don't have it.
Choose a dog friendly destination
Not all destinations are suitable for traveling with a dog, so you should be well informed about the options you have. Look for accommodation that is dog friendly, and that has the necessary conditions for your comfort and safety. Also find out what activities you can do with your dog in the destination, and what places you can visit with him.
What to keep in mind when traveling with your dog?
Although your dog is excited about the idea of spending more time with you and seeing new places, don't forget that leaving his usual environment represents a considerable change for him. The hours of travel, in any type of transport, predispose you to live experiences to which you are not accustomed. Hence, the importance of ensuring the comfort and safety of your dog at all times and taking this into account. To do this, we leave you some tips:
Ensure the comfort and safety of your dog
Whatever means of transportation you use, you must ensure that your dog travels comfortably and safely. If you travel by car, use a dog carrier, harness, or seat belt. If you travel by plane, train or bus, follow the company's rules and choose a carrier appropriate for your size and weight. In any case, avoid sudden changes in temperature, excessive noise and stress.
Make frequent stops
If the trip is long, it is important that you make stops every two or three hours so that your dog can stretch, drink water, relieve himself and relax. Take the opportunity to play with him, give him a treat or pet him. This will prevent him from getting bored or nervous.
Carry everything you need for your dog
Don't forget to put in your dog's suitcase his usual food, his food and water bowl, his bed or blanket, his collar and leash, his favorite toys, his brush and shampoo, his medications if he needs them and a first aid kit. Also keep your documentation up to date, and write down the phone number of a veterinarian close to the destination just in case.
ROLL BED portable dog bed by Brott Barcelona
One of the accessories that cannot be missing in your suitcase will be a comfortable bed where you can rest during your trip, such as the ROLL BED portable dog bed from Brott Barcelona.
ROLL BED portable and roll-up dog beds are made with a lightweight, waterproof, practical and easy-to-carry design. Ideal to take on all types of trips and ensure that your dog rests comfortably. A blanket specially designed to provide maximum comfort and with which we can forget about those towels that are so uncomfortable to carry.
The ROLL BED from Brott Barcelona are designed with a light material that has a handle for carrying it and click closures that will allow you to fold it easily and quickly. It will thus become the perfect ally to put in the car, on the sofa or when you go to a restaurant, a bar or to friends and family's house so that our dog friend knows where he can lie down, rest and be calm.
Unique and practical designs of washable dog beds that you can find in different sizes and made by hand while respecting the environment, since the interior of these dog bed models is filled with 100% recycled fiber from PET bottles.
At Brott we hope that these tips help you enjoy unique getaways with your dog ❤