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Holiday hounds Top Tips!

As we start to plan our adventures it’s time to think about doggy travel and taking them on holiday!

Whether you’re visiting family and friends in the same country or heading abroad, there are a number of important things to consider before you go.

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Travel crates

Travel crates

Travel crates come into their own when travelling, especially if your dog uses a crate at home. It should be big enough for them to stand up in, lie down, stretch out, and turn around.

You should also include toys, bedding and treats they know and love to build a positive association with it.

If you prefer not to use a crate, we recommend buying a mesh grill to go between the backseat and boot to keep you and your dog safe.

Take a look at these 6 key things to remember while on the move with your pooch!

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Holiday homes and hotels

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Holiday homes and hotels

If you’re booked into a dog-friendly hotel or holiday home, double-check their policy before you set off.

Some have restrictions such as the maximum number of dogs per room/visit and caveats like dogs must not be left alone in the accommodation. If they’re not genuinely dog-friendly, best to avoid them.

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Travelling overseas

Travelling overseas

If you’re travelling abroad there is lots to consider in advance. Make the most of specialist pet travel companies that can help – from handling paperwork to sourcing pet-friendly airlines.

Ensure your pet has an up-to-date passport. Some countries, such as America, require a vet examination no more than 10 days before you go, with a letter from your vet saying your dog is fit to fly. And many countries require certain vaccinations such as rabies. The UK government website has lots of useful information.

If you decide not to take your hound on holiday, Bruce’s is always here to help with our sleepovers!

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Bruce’s Sleepovers

Bruce’s Sleepovers

At Bruce’s our sleepovers are exclusively available to our day care members.. This means your four-legged friend spends all day having fun at day care as usual, and then lives with one of the team in their home overnight and at weekends.

Many dogs struggle with being left behind when their family goes away, but they love sleepovers with us as it’s like a holiday for them.

For more information about our sleepover service please click here.

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