If you have a four-legged friend, it can be hard to leave them at home while you jet off on your summer holidays. Are you fed up of leaving that little face staring mournfully at you from your friend’s couch while you drive away for two weeks of travel? Maybe it’s time to banish the blues by taking your best friend away with you. From dog-friendly hotels to camp-sites, there are so many ways to take your pet away with you, you won’t have to deal with that separation anxiety ever again.
Stock Up On Supplies
Before you find that all-important dog-friendly hotel, it’s important that you and your canine companion are fully stocked for the holiday fun ahead. Make sure you’ve got stacks of everything from poo-bags to puppy chow, so you don’t suddenly find yourself running short on supplies while you’re suddenly secluded in the middle of nowhere. Get car-savvy too and remember to bring a big bowl of water for a long car journey.
Prepare Your Pooch (And Yourself)
Imagine how exciting it is for your furry friend to be in a new environment. You might want to prepare your pet for the excitement ahead by investing in some dog training. Teaching your pet how to sit will suddenly seem essential when they are 5 seconds away from destroying that ornamental hotel bush. The more tricks they learn, the more likely you are to impress dog-loving companions in that dog-friendly resort.
Pick Your Dog-Friendly Place
There are thousands of dog-friendly places for you and your pooch pals to stay. You might end-up in a dog-friendly hotel that serves both two and four-legged friends at breakfast or simply want to camp in the great outdoors and take your best buddy with you. You might end up in a caravan park with a dog (and hopefully human) facilities and activities. There’s a sliding scale of pet places, where people simply accept your well-behaved pet, to actively greeting them with treats, activities, and tailored meal-times too.
Suss Out The Local Sources
Before you and your furry friend hit the road, suss out the local area. Is there a local vet nearby for instance? And is there a local shop just in case you do run out of all-important snacks and supplies? You may also want to check the surrounding area to make sure there are enough places for your good boy to run free. Make sure your hotel has large grounds, or there’s at least a local park nearby.
Find A Dog-Friendly Bar
Your hotel or camping and caravan site might welcome your dog, but don’t forget that once you hit the town, you might be limited to dog-friendly places to visit. Make sure you look up local eateries, bars or any visitors centers so that your puppy pal can feel welcome too.
If you take time to prepare yourself and your fluffy, four-legged friend, there’s no reason why the two of you (and I guess your family) can’t have a fantastic time away. Here’s to a happy holiday for everyone!