How do I take my dog in the car?
This depends on what your dog already knows about traveling. With experience, he may already love riding and will sit on the seat and wear his seat belt like an angel. If he has never been trained, he may be hyperactive or anxious in a car. It is best to start this dog out in a crate, where he will feel and be safer! A dog loose in the car is at risk for escape, injury or may cause an accident.
- EzyDog Seat Belt Restraint for Dogs
- Tru-fit Smart Harness Seatbelt Loop
Kurgo Skybox Dog Booster Seat
- These are safe and comfortable for pet travel. Smaller Dogs may do better in a seat belt/booster seat combination
Do dogs get car sick?
Some do! If this happens, call your veterinarian for car sick medication. It also helps to start with short trips and then gradually increase them.
Can my dog fly with me?
Adult dogs should avoid flying in the cargo area of a plane, unless it is a special transport company for animals. Only bring your dog on a flight if he can safely travel with you in the cabin, and he is trained to ride comfortably in a crate.
Can my dog stay in a hotel with me?
If your adult dog is an experienced traveler, he should do very well in a hotel. Make sure he is well behaved. (if unsure, use a crate!) Also make sure he gets outside often enough to relieve himself.
Many websites provide information for traveling with your pet and hotel availability
These websites provide additional information about health certificates for air travel and international travel requirements. Your veterinarian can also help you with this.