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Safe Doggy
Travel

Whether it’s a quick trip to the vets, a drive to your favourite walking spot or a long road trip, it’s important to know how to keep your dog safe on the journey.

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How to travel safely with your dog in the car

How to travel safely with your dog in the car

It’s important to keep your dog safely secured when travelling. Not only to keep them safe, but to keep all other passengers safe too.

There are a number of options that can be considered when it comes to safe travel including;

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Making travel comfortable

Making travel comfortable

Some dogs will have no fear of travelling, however others can find it distressing. Some may even suffer with travel sickness. Thankfully there are ways to help make the journey more comfortable.

  • Introduce them as young as possible
  • Start with small trips and increase distance over time. Make these experiences as positive as possible. Treats can help reinforce this positive experience.
  • Make sure they can see out a window
  • On longer journeys, break it up and let your dog stretch their legs
  • Keep your dog cool
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Dos and Don’ts

Dos and Don’ts

  • Always safely secure your dog using one of the products mentioned at the beginning of this blog
  • Bring along water to help keep your dog cool
  • On longer journeys take regular rest stops
  • Pack their favourite blanket or toy to help make them comfortable
  • Turn off the passenger airbag if you decide to let you dog travel in the front seat
  • Don’t let your dog travel with their head out the window
  • Never leave your dog in a hot car

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