Is your dog so much a part of your family that he or she will be joining you on your family's vacation to the beach? If this is not the first time you've traveled with your beloved pet, you probably don't need to read another word. However, if this is the first time you'll be going to the beach with your dog, you might be looking for ideas that will make the trip go more smoothly. Keep reading for some helpful information.
Think of starting out by purchasing a pet barrier that will keep your pup in the back seat. They are very affordable and so easy to set up and take down that you can do that at any time. Choose a pet barrier that is expandable so that you can adapt it to your own car. When you get to your hotel or other accommodations, you might even want to set the barrier up in part of your room, say a tiled area like the bathroom. When you get back home, you might even use it during things like party events where others might not be excited about having a four-legged member of your family present.
Other Items To Take To The Beach For Your Dog - Of course, you'll be taking your dog's food. But here is a list of some other things you might forget.
- Even if your dog is a great swimmer, consider taking a very long and strong leash to attach to your dog's collar. That will be important in the event a huge wave hits him while you are all walking the beach.
- Take a portable water bottle for your dog. Buy the kind that you can just tip into the holder when you think your dog is thirsty.
- If you take a picnic to the beach, remember to take dog-friendly treats that your dog can enjoy while you have your picnic. Or, pack foods that he or she can eat along with you.
- Does your dog love to play Catch? If so, don't forget to take his or her favorite frisbee or ball.
Even if you are taking a blow dryer for your own hair, think of buying a pet blow dryer. You might be very happy you took it with you after your dog gets wet and sandy at the beach and you decide you want to bathe him or her. Pet dryers are easy to pack and you can adjust them to just the right temperature for your dog's comfort.