Dog Travel Tips
We wouldn't leave one of our human family members behind on an RV trip, so why would we leave our furry family members behind? Your dog will absolutely love being part of your next RV trip! And don't worry--it isn't as tricky as it might sound! We've gathered some great tips for you to help make bringing your dogs with you on your next RV trip a walk in the park! Pack their items so they feel at home. Bring their bed if they have one and a few of their favorite toys. Having things that smell recognizable will help make the transition to vacation easier on them. You can even bring their food bowls from home--it might help them eat better if they seem stressed or homesick. Bring treats for them as rewards for good behavior. This will help them learn even more how to act around strangers, and being rewarded for being a good boy (or girl!) will help them remember what they did to get that special treat. It is also a great reminder to your dog that you love them--especially when ear scratches are added! Make stops every few hours. We need to use the bathroom at times, and so do they--they just don't get the luxury of being able to use an indoor restroom. Plus, it would be good for them to get that little bit of fresh air and move a bit so they don’t get restless and crazy. Make sure you clean up after them, though! Always have doggie bags on hand. Have an emergency first aid kit for your pet. We hate to think of it, but anything can happen that could require emergency supplies--either they get hurt or eat something they shouldn’t. Put a tie out outside your RV for when you get to your destination. This way, they can enjoy being outside with you and get a ton of fresh air. Some RVs even have a leash tie out attached to the RV! Make sure if it’s hot you place them under the shade and give them water! You can even make these ‘pupsicles’ to help them cool down! Don’t forget to come check on them while you're off doing your own thing! It’s okay to leave them for a bit, but not the entire day. If you can, plan activities that will allow them to come with you.