TRAVEL WITH A DOG. HOW TO SAFELY TRANSPORT A QUADRUPED?
- Time for the first trip with your pooch!
- Preparing your pet for the trip
- Safe transport of a dog friend
- Travel by public transport? It’s worth checking the rules
- A stress-free and safe journey with your pet
Time for the first trip with your pooch!
Often, the first journey with a dog together is stressful for both the owners and the pet. How to prepare for a joint trip to avoid it? It’s easy! First of all – don’t leave everything until the last minute.
Familiarize your pet with the means of transport before traveling. Start by building positive associations – encourage your pet to jump in the car, take him on a trip for a few minutes, and reward each correct behavior with e.g. snacks. If you intend to transport it in a bag or a carrier, make sure that these accessories are nothing new to the dog. Place them at home and train them regularly to go inside on command, so that they are associated with great fun!
Preparing your pet for the trip
How else to prepare your four-legged friend for departure? A safe journey with a dog is not only about driving a car. What else is worth remembering?
- Secure the pet in case of its escape – chip it and attach the tag to the harness or collar.
- Do not feed your pet for at least one hour before departure.
- If your dog has motion sickness or is very stressed about riding, ask your vet to choose the right medication.
- Remember to bring a supply of water and a bowl.
In addition, if you are going abroad with your pet, it is worth checking in advance what documents you will need – e.g. a passport or a certificate of rabies vaccination.
Safe transport of a dog friend
There is one more important issue that remains: in order for the journey with the dog to be safe for both the guardians and the pet, the pet should be carefully secured using special accessories. You can bet on:
- plastic or soft transporter,
- a kennel cage,
- a fabric transport bag,
- special safety belt attached to the harness,
- boot mat or rear seat mat.
Large dogs can feel bad in transporters – in their case it is worth using a mat or a belt. In turn, smaller or fearful quadrupeds will be great in a soft transport bag. On the Rexproduct website, you will find models that will surely guarantee your pet a comfortable journey. The pet should always be transported in the back seat or in the trunk (if you have a combi car). If he is traveling in a cage, bag or carrier, these accessories must be secured so that they do not move uncontrollably.
Travel by public transport? It’s worth checking the rules
Not everyone has the opportunity to use a car to transport their pet – traveling with a dog by public transport is also possible! Above all, however, you should be sure that the large number of stimuli, the presence of many strangers and the noise will not be too stressful for your dog. Also read carefully the regulations that apply to a given means of transport – train, bus or tram. You may need to buy your pet a separate ticket. If you are not transporting your dog in a carrier or bag, make sure you have a leash and a muzzle.
A stress-free and safe journey with your pet
Regardless of whether you want to take your beloved pet with you on vacation, or you need to take it to the vet, make sure to save the stress from yourself and, above all, him. A safe and comfortable journey with a dog requires preparation. You should teach your pet to behave properly in a car or public transport, provide it with an addressee and, for example, a microchip, and choose the appropriate transporter. In our store you will find dog accessories that are perfect for longer and shorter trips – our brand has been designing products with the needs of pets for years. Choose a transport bag in which your four-legged friend will comfortably spend time during the journey – and go out into the world together!