7 Essential Things to Know Before Travelling With Your Dog

Update your dog's vaccines and flea/tick preventatives. Have your pet microchipped and keep their medical documents on available for emergencies.

1 Health and Safety

 Reserve pet-friendly hotels in advance. Be sure to select pet-friendly hotels and vacation rentals.

2 Pet-friendly lodging

 Learn the pet travel rules before you drive, fly, or otherwise travel. Pet carriers must meet airline standards, including breed and size limits.

3 Transportation:

 Bring food, water, bowls, leash, collar with ID tags, beds, toys, and any medications for your dog for the journey. Your dog may feel more at ease in new places with familiar stuff.

4 Essentials for packing

Road travels should include frequent pauses for your dog to stretch and relieve themselves. Schedule flights with layovers to let your pet outside and move.

5 Exercise, bathroom breaks

Make sure your dog is well-behaved and socialised before travelling. Train your dog in "sit," "stay," and "come," to keep him safe and in control in unfamiliar places.

6 Training and Socialisation

Find out about leash rules and pet areas in your region. Respect other travellers and pet owners by always controlling and cleaning up after your dog.

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