Jake has logged in over 25,000 miles and has peed and probably pooped … in 17 states. Charlie, not so much.
Traveling with dogs takes planning and if I’ve learned one thing traveling around this great country of ours … Preparation is Everything!
Mom’s #1 Dog Travel Tip – she swears by this tip and dad actually listens. When you first start off on your road trip, be prepared to pull over just a few miles down the road. Most dogs get nervous starting off in a car with suitcases … we’re dogs … we’re afraid … don’t you have to poop when you get scared? Just pull over and let us go potty. It will make the journey so much more bearable for everyone.
Then … you won’t have to let us out again until we need gas … or have some;)
Mom’s #2 Dog Travel Tip – Set up a cozy place in the back where we can see out the window. Make sure the area is flat and secure from things shifting about. Like it or not … crack a couple of windows … it eases car sickness.
Mom’s #4 Dog Travel Tip – Check the pet friendly hotel rooms out for cleanliness BEFORE moving all of your stuff in there. Some dogs people wreck it for everyone.
Mom’s #5 Dog Travel Tip – Make a checklist and check it twice or just print out our Traveling with Dogs Checklist for free.
- Bring Current Vaccination Records
- Medium plastic tub with a top from Target
- Sturdy Leash & Back-Up
- Collar with Tags & Back-Up
- Dog Blanket &/or Dog Bed
- Food + Extra | Dog’s appetites diminish when traveling by road … no worries just make sure we have plenty of …
- Water + Extra
- Food & Water Bowls
- Portable Food & Water Bowls
- Treats +Extra
- Chewy Bones
- All Meds and Supplements
- Dog Brush
- Dog Boots
- Dog Jacket
- Poop Bags
- Rolls of Paper Towel
- Baby Wipes
- Pet First Aid Kit
- Flashlight for Night Walks
- Extra Batteries for Flashlight
Trust me, it’s not easy being stuffed in a truck for thousands of miles but Charlie and I have discussed it and the alternative is no longer an option. Suck it up, Chaz.