Car Trips and Safe Travel




Throughout adolescence you will want to continue taking your dog to a variety of locations. Just as with puppies, during this period of your dog’s life they are impressionable and experiences will have a long lasting impact. It is therefore important to make sure that they enjoy their trips out with you.

To get in and out of the car consider using a ramp. Just because your dog can jump in and out, doesn’t mean that they should as the impact on their developing joints can cause damage.

In the car, always be sure to have a secure, safe space for them. This could be a crash tested crate or harness attached to the seatbelt. Investing in the proper safety equipment is well worth the expense as it could save your dog’s life one day.

Take the time to visit a variety of locations and explore with your dog. Let them acclimatise to their surroundings and watch their body language to ensure they are enjoying themselves.

Make sure you spend time relaxing and watching the world go by too so that your dog can happily settle in the car without becoming frustrated when you arrive at your destination and they notice people and other dogs in their surroundings.

Putting the work in now will set you up for a lifetime of happy adventures.

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