So how can you pack up the whole family and also make sure that Fido has a happy, healthy, and tail-wagging good time?
Essential travel tips for the busy Labor Day weekend:
>> DOGGY-DO #1: TAKE A JOY RIDE
Was your pup’s last 'road trip' a trip to the vet? Before your trip, take him on a short ride to the park to make the car a place where fun things happen, too.
>> DOGGY-DO #2: MAKE CRATE TIME 'TREAT TIME'
Make your dog's travel crate a happy place by doing a “test crating” and rewarding Fido with lots of his favorite treats. Soon, he'll be drooling when he crawls inside.
>> DOGGY-DO #3: PAMPER YOUR PUP
Just like humans, dogs feel most peaceful in a calming environment, so give your dog a back rub and play soothing music while you're driving.
>> DOGGY-DO #4: BRING 'HOME' WITH YOU
Because dogs like familiarity, bring along their snuggly blankets and favorite toys. On arrival, set up your dog's crate and keep your feeding and walking routine.
>> DOGGY-DO #5: SPOIL THEM SILLY
While on a trip, it's even more important to reward your pup for good behavior. Treats build positive associations with new sights and sounds.
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