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Taking Your Dog on Your Journey

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You are packed and ready to go out on a road trip which took you a few weeks to carefully plan out. As you get all your gear ready to head out, you notice your dog on its feet giving you a sad puppy face. So you choose to take it along, what harm can your dog do, right? Well, if you don’t pre-plan to take your dog along, you just may have a hard time taking your dog at the last minute. Here are some tips that will help you plan to take your dog along with you on your journey:

Get your phone ready for the journey

Along with tunes for the road, for you to enjoy on the road, you want to load up on some apps that will help you take care of your dog on the trip. First, we recommend you download Red Cross Pet First Aid. It enables you to keep all the dogs required information and also allows you to locate nearby vets on your trip.

We also recommend you get an app like Dog Park Finder Plus which will help you locate dog parks where you can stop over during your time on the road for short breaks.

Prepare your dog for the trip

If you don’t take your dog out in your car a lot, then we recommend you get it used to car trips. You can start off with small 10-20 minute trips and work to slightly longer trips. This will get your dog accustomed to your car and sitting in it. Some dogs can get motion sickness so this will also help its body gets used to the motion of the car. When it can easily sit without any trouble, it means it is ready for much longer trips.

Pack for your dog also

On your trip, you will need to pack for your dog as you would for a child. You will need to bring everything a dog requires:

     Treats

     Food and water bowl

     Toys

     Blanket

     Dog bed, Plastic cover for dog beds

     Any medication

     And so on

Ensure that you get all their essentials along with some food for the trip.

On your trip, you will have to be considerate of the dog. Here are some safety tips:

     The dog shouldn’t hang out the window, at all

     Never take it in your lap as you drive

     Make sure your dog is never too cold or hot

     Keep music at a nice volume, do not blast it as dog’s have sensitive ear

     Make frequent stops along the way, bathroom and water breaks

Taking your dog on your trip will surely make it a wonderful experience for you and the dog. So plan a trip for the two of you and your family, if you have one.

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5 Tips for Road Trips through the US

A huge number of people prefer to fly all over nowadays that you may think the great American road trip is a relic of days gone by. This is not really the situation. While it seems that the “On the Road” experience of getting an car and simply going for going is in decrease, the measurements (and the quantity of cars surrounding you) demonstrate that more Americans than any other time in recent memory are taking to the streets for excursions and family visits, though obviously for more incessant however shorter outings. Here are some road trip tips for you!

5 Tips for Road Trips through the US

  1. Clean your car before and during your trip

Go ahead, leave the napkins and gum wrappers under your seat. Leave the receipts from your last business-related drive in the glove box. Try not to sweat the dog hair in the back bed … be that as it may, you’ll be sad. A couple days into your outing, when the old gum wrappers are joined by new fast food wrappers, when the glove box begins flooding with inn receipts and neighborhood maps, when dog hair begins adhering to your baggage and your rigging, you’ll mourn the day you neglected to clean out your car.

As your journey continues, you will need some serious energy each couple of days to cleanse your car of undesirable junk. It’s best if you clean your car before as well as continually throughout your journey to avoid the mess!

  1. Check your vehicle.

Around a week prior to you leave for a lengthy, difficult road trip, have your technician check your car’s liquid levels, brakes, tires and whatever else that could bring about issues. Make sure your extra tire is completely expanded and that you have jumper links and additional wiper liquid close by. Make sure that your tax as well as tax refund for your car is in order to avoid any kind of financial inconvenience.

  1. Have a loose plan

Postponements are the one thing that you can rely on when driving huge separations. As a matter of fact, the prototype “Span OUT” sign is an uncommon locating nowadays, yet the glimmering “Street Work Ahead, Merge to One Lane” message is most certainly not.

Then again, having no arrangement at all is suggested for the most solid souls. So the best thing to do is to have a plan that is a basic outline of the places that you need to cover. Keep in mind that you should be able to alter and adjust your plan accordingly.

  1. Anticipate trouble spots

On the off chance that you are crushing out long miles on a road trip, it’s not hard to wind up in the wrong place at the wrong time – like attempting to cross the Hudson River at surge hour, or driving the long scaffolds to Key West on the Friday evening of Memorial Day weekend. You’ll need to arrange ahead so you cross the Hudson at, say, 10:30 a.m., or impact down to Key West on a Thursday.

  1. Preload your smart phone with offline maps and entertainment options

The times of local radio offering a musical or enlightening palette that you can’t discover anyplace else are everything except gone, so taking advantage of the neighborhood vibe by means of radio is far less fulfilling than it used to be. That implies you’ll need to ensure your smart phone is set to keep you entertained over the extended periods of driving, whether you’re taking advantage of your own collection of music, or streaming tunes through an application like Spotify or Pandora, or listening to your most loved podcasts.…

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