Travelling with Pets

A lot of people today find pets as their companions. Planning an adventure with your pet can be fun. But of course, it can also be stressful. In fact, there are dogs that will already puke after a few minutes inside the car. You don’t want to encounter this scenario, especially when you are about to go on a long drive. To reduce stress for every pet owner out there, here are some useful tips that you can use when traveling with pets.

Crating the dog

dogvacay0815-001If you have a dog, it is important that you find a good sized crate. It is important that the crate is right for the size of your pet. Aside from having a decent sized crate, it is also imperative that you know the best possible ways of doing this.

A lot of pet owners feel bad that they are going to crate their pets. But in reality, they may even feel safer inside it. What you just want to do is to introduce them to the crate weeks prior to the trip. This can even give you enough time to return the crate in case the pet doesn’t fit, as well.

Next, make sure that you get the pet tired before you even put them into the crate. Most likely, they will just sleep once they are tired.

And of course, make sure that the crate doesn’t contain anything that can potentially harm the dog such as his or her leash.

Always show positive energy

traveling-with-your-petWhen driving, it is a good idea that the pet is inside a crate. This can prevent distractions and minimize the potential repercussions. But in order to keep the pet in a good mood, it is a good idea that you always present a positive energy for your pet.

This means that you shouldn’t shove your pet inside the crate as if it is a prison. Make sure that you provide positive reinforcement instead. You can give the pet some food and even praise him or her for going inside the crate willingly.

Next, it is also a good idea that you talk to your pet while you are traveling, your voice should be reassuring that you are just around.

Do your research prior to the travel date

It is important that you do your research before you even travel with your dog or cat. Is the hotel you are staying pet-friendly? Do you need to get on a plane? These are things that you will need to cover if you decide to travel with your pet. If you are bringing your pet out of the country, you can expect a great number of paper works that has to be accomplished. Make sure that you fill everything up in advance.

A lot of people would prefer to travel with pets than leave them with friends or relatives. Traveling with a pet is a great experience for a number of reasons. One, you get to enjoy the company of your dog or your cat even while you are away from your home. Next, you have peace of mind that they are not taken for granted.