Taking Your Dog On Holiday With You

Thursday, 18 April 2019
Your dog is a big part of your life, and you want to share as much of your life experiences with them as possible. You want to take them everywhere, and show them the world, and make sure they have as much fun as they always do when you let them off the lead in a big, grassy field!



But taking your dog on holiday with you can be difficult, and trying to fly with a pet in tow can be extremely expensive. It’s something you’re going to have to plan carefully for, so let’s make sure you’ve got some good preparation in the bag in time for your next trip away - Fido deserves to come along too!




Get a Pet Passport


Yes, they’re a thing, and a lot of people don’t know about them! You can ask your own vet about the process of obtaining one, but apart from that, some countries have a period of time the passport needs to have been valid for before they let your four legged friend travel with you. Check your destination’s regulations long before you go.


Get a Good Leash


Your dog is going to be off on the longest walk of their life, and you’re going to need to pack your backpack accordingly. You’ll need a dog water bottle, a mat for him to lie down on when he’s tired, and some wet wipes to clean all the muck from the local fields away.


But most of all, you’ll need to find and pack yourself a good lead, to make sure you’ve got a good handle on your pup. You want to be sure that the leash itself won’t wear away after all it goes through whilst you’re on holiday together; dogs are very excitable after all. For this reason alone, it might be a good idea to invest in some leather dog leads for this very purpose - they’re a lot hardier than any other fabrics on the market.


Find Accommodation Suitable for Your Dog


You’re going to need a place to stay that takes your pet into account, and allows them the space to stretch out and relax whilst you’re away. Even dogs can get overwhelmed by tourist crowds, so you’ll want a room in a hotel that has access to a private garden, at least. And don’t worry, finding a pet friendly place to stay will be easier than you think.


You might want to book something a little more private for your next holiday, if your dog is coming too. Maybe a cottage you can rent for a week, or an AirBnB, whose owner loves to receive pets. It might be a little more pricey this way, but you and your dog are going to be very thankful for it!


Do you want to take your dog on holiday with you? Well don’t let anything stop you - it’s very possible! Just make sure you keep ideas like these in mind, to keep the process as smooth as possible.

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