10 important tips for traveling with your dog

Most dogs like to go on an adventure, and the trip with their owners makes it even more fun for everyone! Their nature is to explore new places and meet new people. However, frequent travel with your dog can be difficult. There is the problem of housing and transporting the dog above all, but even after you pass through this problem, others arise, such as dealing with your dogs in the cabin, etc. Many people think that taking their dog with them is too much hassle. This article is to convince you otherwise, even if you just feel it will be easier to travel without your dog then in a kennel or pet services while you're away. Taking the services of a professional pet manipulator to care for your dog while you are away is often the best choice for your dog, but it is also more expensive than the kennel. If you decide to go with a kennel then do some research, first find one that is clean and comfortable and is managed by people who really care for the animals in the kennel. Some kennels will even allow you to carry goodies like a sleeping rug for dogs, a toy or two, and your own food. Whichever way you will take, you will need to make sure that your dog is up to date for all shots and immunizations, as this is necessary for any kennel reception.

If you decide that you and your best friend will stay together and travel together, here are 10 tips that will make your trip safer and easier:

1. Buy a good, solid dog carrier. Do not even consider traveling without it. If you fly, many airlines will offer you to sell one of them, but they can be very expensive. Visit your local pet shop. When making your reservations, check out the pet policies of your pet. Some airlines require the dog to be in the luggage compartment, while others will allow you to keep the dog with you. Know this before paying for your ticket.

2. Never leave your dog in a hot car, even if you turn the windows down. A car in the sun can reach temperatures of nearly 200 degrees, causing a heat stroke and even death of the rest of the pets.

3. Always use a strap and stay with your pet at all times. The dogs are very curious and in new places they can try to escape and explore.

4. Never leave your dog unattended in its carrier. Theft or kidnapping of your dog is a very real opportunity.

5. If you rent a car for long journeys or travel by train, remember that your dog needs to have enough cooling to stay safe and secure. Look for cars and cabs with air conditioning.

6. Before you leave your house, make sure your dog has a clear and effective identification. Be sure that identification provides a way to get you while you are still away from home.

7. Do not forget to carry dogs with food, toys and other things to be happy. Bring bottled water as well.

8. Get a certificate from your veterinarian that shows your dog is relevant to all immunizations.

9. Attach a puppy for first aid to the trip.

10. Make sure your dog has a chance for a potty every few hours. When in strangers such as this, your regular schedule for your dog will be interrupted and you will not want to have any unpleasant problems. If you are traveling to a theme park, check with your staff about the setting of your dog to put them on. Most will have areas around the park to use.

Here's 2 Bonus Travel Tips Abroad:

1. Contact the embassy in advance to find out what specific rules the country may have with regard to pets.

2. Often you are required to provide different certificates from the embassy or consulate. Take this in advance to be safe.

Now that you know how to have a safe and fun trip with your best friend, you can plan this next break without worrying!

Source by John Vanderbeck