Jake has logged 25,000 road miles and has relieved himself in over 17 states. Charlie, half as much.
Traveling with dogs … 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 pullover a few miles down the road. Dogs get nervous starting off crammed in a space with suitcases … they’re dogs … they’re afraid. Don’t you have to poop when you get scared? Pull off the road let them go potty and regroup it’ll will make the journey more bearable for everyone and you won’t have to stop again until you need gas … or the dogs have some.
Mom’s #2 Dog Travel Tip – Set up a cozy place where dogs 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 every time.
Mom’s #4 Dog Travel Tip – Check the pet friendly hotel rooms out for cleanliness BEFORE moving all of your stuff in there. Some pet-owners wreck it for everyone.
JAKE AND CHARLIE’S “TRAVELING WITH DOGS CHECKLIST”
- Bring Current Vaccination Records
- All Meds and Supplements
- Plastic Tub with Top for Storage
- Leash with Back-Ups
- Collar, Tags & Back-Up
- Dog Blanket &/or Dog Bed
- Food + a dogs appetite diminishes when traveling by road … no worries just make sure you have plenty of food, snacks and water. Suggest feeding them when you know you’ll be off the road for at least a couple of hours so they can digest and do their business.
- Gallons of Water
- Food & Water Bowls
- Portable Food & Water Bowls
- Treats +Extra
- Chewy Bones
- 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 Jake have decided that the alternative of staying in a doggie daycare is no longer an option.