Traveling with pets is an adventure itself, and a long road trip with your dog sounds really exciting. But at the same time, little planning requires to make it a happy memory. Just keep in mind certain things that are discussed below in this case.
- Take break frequently
If you are traveling by yourself, stop every couple of hours and check whether your dog needs break for toilet or water. You can run around with your dog a little in this break to make the thing easy for her.
- Pack with a plan
Your list should include your pet’s favorite blanket or bed, poop bags, food bowl, water bowl, bottled water, best dog food for picky eaters in resealable plastic container or packets, extra leash and collar with identification tag, its favorite toys, wipes, first aid and required medicines.
- Plan your hotels
As you are on a long road trip, it may take several days. Do research on pet-friendly hotels on your route and then plan your stops more carefully so that you might not get into trouble with your pet. You can find pet-friendly websites on the internet for the required information. Call the hotels directly and book your stays in advance.
- Pet safety harness
Do not allow your dog on the front seat or in your lap and not let its head stick out of the window to avoid accidents. You can place him either in a pet safety harnesses clipped with the seat belt in the middle seats or in pet carriers. Also, check that he is tied to be fixed in place.
- Select odd times for dinner
Select off-peak times to eat in restaurants with the dog where a pet is permitted. Tie your dog with 4-6 foot leash with the leg of a chair to avoid any type of disturbance to be created. Take a brisk walk of 30 minutes before you take him to a public place.