10 Tips on Travelling with a Dog
When travelling with a dog, whether it is a long journey
or short, it is important that they feel safe and comfortable the whole time.
If you are going on staycation in the UK, this can often involve a lot of
travelling. If you are taking your dog with you, it is important you are both
ready for the journey ahead.
Before tackling a long journey, why not take some short
trips in the car to get your dog used to travelling before tackling a long
Tips on travelling with a dog:
- To avoid them getting travel sick, feed them plenty of
time before your journey.
- Make sure you have packed everything that your dog may
need. We have a staycation checklist to make sure you don’t miss anything
essential, click here.
- Tire your dog out before the journey so that they will
- If your dog doesn’t sleep for the journey, you will
need to keep them entertained. This can be as simple as putting on the radio,
giving them a toy or giving them a treat to keep them occupied. Only give them
treats or food if they don’t suffer from motion sickness.
- Make sure your dog is comfortable, especially if it is
going to be a long journey. Give them a blanket or bed to lay on for the
- Use a window shade. The temperatures in the car can be
a lot higher than outside. Use a window shade so the temperatures don’t get too
high, keeping your dog comfortable.
- Carry plenty of water.
- Stop for lots of breaks along the way. Make sure you
stop somewhere that your dog can get out for a toilet break and to stretch
- Your dog always needs to be restrained when travelling,
you could use a dog seatbelt, car harness or a crate. For more information on
dog restraints for your car, click here.
Our WCF Pet & Equestrian Stores have a wide selection
of toys, treats and accessories. Why not pop into your local WCF Store to check
out our range.