If you’re a dog person — and lots of folks in FIREDISC® Nation are — you’re up for having your dog present. For EVERYTHING. Here are some tips for living the pup life on the road.
- Pack their favorites
Dogs are creatures of habit. Like you must have your Astros cap or YETI mug with you, the dog likes his stuff around, too. Plus, items from a home smell like home, and that’s a canine comfort.
- Set the mood
People love seeing pups, so understand if they want to interact with your dog. Be true to your pet; if they’re social, let them have time to get some extra loving. If they aren’t, decline the request.
- Be friendly
People love seeing pups, so understand if they want to interact with your dog. Be true to your pet; if they’re social, let them have time to get some extra loving. If they aren’t, be ready to politely decline the request to pet.
- Strap them in
It’s safest to transport a dog in a carrier strapped into the car. A carrier ought to have space for a dog to stand up, turn around, and lie down. Pet seatbelts are an option but are unproven to protect dogs from injury in a car crash.
- Feed them less
Before you embark, cut back on feeding and watering. Resume normal amounts when you arrive. The less food and water in your dog while traveling means less that could come out during travel. Stop often for potty breaks, too.
You can fill a trip with great memories when you bring your pooch along. Done right, your dog travels almost as well as a FIREDISC® cooker can.