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The Safest Way To Drive With Your Dog

Taking your dog away for a weekend of adventure can be a great way to show him how much you love him. Think of it like a special doggy holiday where your dog gets to experience new sights and sounds whilst spending valuable time with their favourite human, aka you! To make this dream a reality you need to know how to safely drive with your dog.

A Bulldog traveling in the car
A Bulldog traveling in the car

A new puppy will be unfamiliar with the sensation of traveling in a car, and so it is not uncommon for him to have an accident on the way home when you collect him for the first time. Provide the dog with a cardboard box and line it with newspaper. It’s also a good idea to have somebody else with you in the car to keep the attention of the puppy and to distract him from this unusual experience. Dont forget to keep the car well ventilated, and make sure that it’s not too hot or cold.

Dog Car Sickness

To prevent your dog from being sick whilst travelling in the car it's best to get him used to traveling from an early age. During the first few weeks of having a new puppy or dog, you should take him out in the car as often as you can. Vary where you are driving to so that the puppy does not associate traveling in the car with a trip to the vets. By not feeding the dog for four hours before traveling will minimise the risk of him being sick. Providing a crate with hidden treats will also keep your dog occupied and help him feel at ease. Don’t forget to keep the car well ventilated and at a comfortable temperature.

Dog Travel Crates For The Car

Dog crates are perfect for keeping your dogs safe when traveling with them in the car, whether you are taking a trip to the vet, or traveling long distance on holiday. When buying a travel dog crate you will need to consider the size, not just for your dog but for the car itself! Our portable dog crates come in a number of different sizes - be sure that you buy one that fits your car.

Dog dog crates make driving with dogs both safer and simpler

The best travel dog crates have an angled front panel so that you can use all the space of your boot. Look for a dog crate that has a latched front door for safety, a non-slip floor to prevent your dog from sliding around and a removable plastic tray that is easy to clean for when your dog is muddy or has an accident.

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