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If you’re looking for travel tips that’ll help you make the best of your next visit to different parts of the world, look no further than 10 easy tips for travel with a dog. This will save you time and hassle when planning your journey, and help make sure that your furry friend is ready and able to enjoy all the sights and sounds of each destination.

  • Know your destination. Dog-friendly areas and hotels are often identifiable by their resident canines, so insisting on carrying your furry friend with you on your trip is half the battle. Use internet search engines to find information on which airlines run specific trips with dog lists, and be sure to contact the hosts of your destination before arrival.
  • Animal proof your bag. Just like on your trip itself, take some basic precautions when packing for your furry friend. Bring a soft toy, water dish, bed, and leash, and include a worm food dispenser and training tools in case you need to take your pup for a walk without getting anxious.
Young couple with dog traveling with dog on vintage minivan
  • Bring along a passport and insurance – not only are they invaluable support when your pup gets lost, but you may also be fined if your pup is detained at an airport.
  • Get a travel harness. If your pup isn’t up for a lot of walking (or you just want to let her run around town), investing in a travel harness is a good way to keep her entertained and safe while on your trip. Harnesses come in a variety of designs and colors, so find one that fits your pup best.
  • Walk your pup. Okay, so this isn’t really a tip, but it’s definitely important to keep your pup entertained and bundled up during your travels. Use her teeter-totter exercise toy and down time during journeys to be sure she’s having a blast.
  • Bring a collar and leash. Not only is it key to keep your pup safe on longer trips, but also a tool for identifying inhibited behavior. Not having to worry about your pup getting lost or getting into trouble is a big plus.
  • Store your dog’s food and toys in a designated place. Make sure to store incontinence pads, water dishes, toys, and other necessary gear in a place where your pup can’t get to it.
  • Pack light. Bring only what you need for the day and leave the rest at home. This will help you avoid missed connections or long lines at the airport.
Young couple walking with dog
  • Bring a favorite book. Whether your pup is a fan of Harry Potter or The Hunger Games, spending time reading together is a great way to pass the time.
  • Be prepared. even with highly experienced dog-owners, there are always things that can go wrong during your travels. Have a plan for how you plan to clean up if things get hairy, and rehearse nonstop until your pup is so prepared that she can’t even think of a problem. With these easy travel tips, you’ll be on your way to a conquered destination without any stress.

Check out our other post on how to travel with a dog cheaply