Simplify your holiday with these dog-friendly travel tips
Travelling with your dog can be an exciting adventure, with countless things to discover and experience. From packing their essentials to planning your route, it’s a great opportunity to get creative and organised. While we can't help you predict the British weather, we can certainly make your life easier if you're taking your dog on holiday with you. In this blog post, we'll provide valuable insights and actionable tips to ensure a smooth journey and a happy holiday for both you and your furry companion. We also have included a free printable checklist to make things even easier
1. Before You Set Off
⦁ Check your subscription orders and adjust their delivery dates so that they do not coincide with your holiday.
⦁ Opt for our 1.5kg bag that fits better in the car, or have either our 1.5kg or 7.5kg bag conveniently delivered to your holiday home. If you don't want to wait in for your delivery, you can request for this to be taken to a local pick up shop.
⦁ Pack pre-weighed daily food allowances of Wolfworthy or carry scales for measuring meals accurately.
2. Planning your journey
Explore alternatives to monotonous service stations and discover exciting locations just a few minutes off major roads. Factors to consider when choosing a pit stop include:
⦁ Time - If you're on a tight schedule, you might want to choose a place that's close to the motorway. But if you have a bit more time, you could venture off the beaten path and explore a more remote location.
⦁ Budget - There are plenty of places that are free to visit such as farm shops, playgrounds and beautiful walks, however others may include an entry fee.
⦁ Dog regulations - Are dogs allowed and do you want them to be on or off the lead?
⦁ Amenities - Is there a toilet and places to eat and drink?
⦁ Accessibility - Does it need to be suitable for a wheelchair user or a puchchair?
⦁ Parking - Is there parking close by? Is it free?
⦁ Entry Fees - There are many beautiful places to visit but some, for example, English Heritage and National Trust properties may charge an entry fee.
3. Keeping your dog happy in the car: overcoming travel anxiety
⦁ Help your dog get used to car rides by starting with short trips and gradually increasing their length.
⦁ Associate car rides with positive experiences by taking them to destinations they enjoy, such as the park and rewarding them with Wolfworthy.
⦁ Stay patient and consistent throughout the training process, and seek veterinary advice for dogs with travel sickness.
⦁ Ensure your dog's comfort by maintaining a cool environment, playing calming music, and taking regular breaks.
⦁ Exercise your dog before travelling, hopefully they will fall asleep once you get moving
4. Enjoy a Stress-Free Holiday with Your Four-Legged Friend
Travelling with your dog doesn't have to be complicated or stressful. By implementing the tips shared in this blog post, you'll simplify your planning, discover new and exciting pit stop destinations, and ensure your dog's comfort and happiness throughout the journey. Remember, planning ahead and being prepared are key to a memorable holiday. So, pack your bags, buckle up, and embark on an adventure with your trusted furry companion!
Check out our free printable Travel Checklist!