Traveling with the Dog – Everything You Need to Know

If you have a dog and you’re planning a trip, have you ever thought that you can bring him along? Traveling with your dog is a lot of fun if you can make all the arrangements and cover every detail. Poor planning, on the other hand, can lead to a complete ruining of your trip, so do have that in mind.

Before you go on a travel with your dog, do give this article a read because it will cover some very important stuff.

Traveling By Air


Dogs hate flying, simple as that. There is no reason for them to be in the sky, apart from the fact that they will go to the end of the world just to be by your side. However, despite that, people do still take their dogs even when they’re flying to another country. But a very important thing to know here is the fact that airlines consider dogs as cargo. We might not think it’s the best idea, and the dog might as well, but airlines do. Do have in mind that your dog will not feel relaxed being in a place separated from you.

However, smaller dogs are allowed to travel with their owners if they are placed in a carrier and can fit under the seat in front of you. This way your dog will feel much safer and you don’t have to worry about a thing. But not all airlines permit this, so it’s best that you enquire beforehand.

If you’re planning on traveling with your dog by plane, check out this article that focuses on selecting the best dog carriers or crates.

Traveling By Car


Often regarded as the best way to travel with your dog, an automobile is great because your dog will not feel the same as if on a plane. If you own a vehicle, then chances are your dog has ridden with you on the passenger seat. Dogs love car rides, there are endless videos and images on the internet that prove it. And while some dogs do experience anxiety while riding in cars, there are very easy solutions to this problem in the form of puppy training for vehicle travel.

Your dog mostly feels anxious because you’re taking him to the vet. One way to solve this problem is to take frequent short car rides that will cure him of that anxiety and stress.

Plan For Stops


If you’re traveling by vehicle with your dog, do take into consideration to stop every three to five hours. Your dog might feel comfortable and it might not, but it will sure as hell feel relieved every time you make a shortstop. During those stops, make sure to allow your dog to relieve himself, and make sure to give it water. One more thing you can also do is stretch his legs and make a list of veterinarian hospitals that are accessible along your route.

For the perfect travel with your dog, make sure to bring these next items along for the car ride:

  • Leash
  • Collar
  • Dog seat belt
  • Bowl and water
  • Doggy treats
  • Toys
  • Blanket
  • Bags for waste
  • Medications
  • Your dog’s medical record

Peter is a freelance writer with more than eight years of experience covering topics in politics. He was one of the guys that were here when the started.