~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #184: Travel has taught me ~

Most of my traveling in the past fifteen years has been by automobile and with a dog. So, in response to Amy’s challenge this week, I offer what I have learned to make traveling with a dog comfortable and fun for all involved. Before leaving home, make sure your vehicle is in top running condition, tires are inflated properly, and gas tank is full. Keep 1 leash per dog, in the vehicle at all times, along with a supply of poop bags, small water cups and bottles of fresh water. Dogs should always have their id tags on, whether on a collar or harness. Pack their food, treats and meds in daily portion packets. Bring at least one of their favorite toys, their pillow bed, and two or more of their blankets, so wherever you stay will feel more like home.

Some folks use crates, however we like our beagles to be able to be close to us, sit up and watch the world go by, and have a comfortable, safe nest to snuggle into.

Know in advance when the next rest/comfort stop and change of driver will be: how many miles and approximately how long. Allow enough time when you stop for your dog to stretch and sniff.

Book overnight stays in places that accept canines, and take you dog for a walk around the exterior of the premises before settling in.

As much as possible, keep your dog’s daily routine consistent: breakfast at the usual time, then out (always on a leash) for a potty walk, and at the end of the days drive, dinner at the usual time, and another potty walk before lights out.

As always, wherever your travels take you, please respect our earth, be kind and stay safe.🐾

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14 Responses to ~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #184: Travel has taught me ~

  1. judigoldberg says:

    i love this. all this advice is good for human companions too!

  2. Such a great friendly doggie.ls . love these images.

  3. Tina Schell says:

    Aw Lindy – a special post for the week. RIP

    • Lindy Le Coq says:

      Thank you, Tina. I am lost without a beagle in my life, so we have already located a pair of rescues – brother and sister six years old. They are being transported by van from Texas and we will welcome them to their new forever home on Friday!

  4. JohnRH says:

    Wonderful! Love those dog pix!!

  5. Anne Sandler says:

    Excellent advice. We’ve always taken our dogs with us when we travelled in our trailer and a few times without. I enjoyed the doggy pictures.

  6. Travelling with a dog is the best travelling ever 🙂

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