Planning a getaway this year? Vacations can be even more fun if you share them with your canine companions. But if you want to have the best possible experience, you’ll need to do some preparation. Here are some tips that will help ensure that you have an enjoyable road trip with your Labradoodle.
Your whole family will be much safer if your dogs are securely confined in the car. There are many ways to make sure that your Labradoodle has a safe ride. Some popular restraint options include travel harnesses, crates, and car barriers.
If you put your Labradoodle in one of the seats, be sure to deactivate the airbag. It can severely injure your pet. Don’t let your dog stick its head out the window, particularly at high speeds. It exposes your Labradoodle to dust, dirt, rocks, and other road debris.
Never leave your dog is the car unattended. The inside of a car can quickly reach dangerous temperatures, even during relatively mild days. When it’s 80 degrees outside, the inside of a car can reach 130 degrees in 30 minutes.
Pack for Your Pet
It’s important to pack enough food and treats for your pet – plus a little extra. You may not be able to find the same brand when you reach your destination. Also, be sure to bring food bowls, water bowls, chew bones, dog beds, and your Labradoodle’s favorite toys.
Bring a leash and collar for outdoor adventures. Pack plenty of poop bags so that you can clean up after your dog. Check the information on your pet’s tag to make sure that it’s up-to-date. It’s also a good idea to bring photos of your Labradoodle, just in case your pet gets lost.
Before leaving for your trip, make sure the hotel you plan to stay at allows dogs. When making your reservations, ask about specific pet policies at the hotel. Some hotels have non-refundable pet deposits, weight limits, and other restrictions that could apply to your pet.
If you need to leave your pet alone in the room, be sure to bring a crate. It can help protect your Labradoodle during your travels. In many situations, it’s helpful to have a secure place for your dog. Plus, a crate will prevent your Labradoodle from slipping out the door if the hotel staff needs to enter the room.
While traveling with your Labradoodle, you might be able to find nearby parks, events, and dog-friendly restaurants. The following link lists a variety of ideas for dog lovers in North America. You can also search the Internet for even more fun local activities.
Plan a Road Trip to Remember
Traveling with your Labradoodle can be an exciting adventure. All it takes is a little bit of care and planning. We hope that everyone has a safe and happy summer vacation. If you have questions about traveling with your Labradoodle, feel free to contact us for help.