Today we’re going to talk about some little tips and tricks to help you when you travel with your dog. Especially how to get them comfortable in your holiday rental property or apartment, so these are just a few tips that work for us and can hopefully help you. So if you’re interested in finding out what are our tips are, please keep reading!
The first tip is to bring items that smell like home or that remind your dog of home. We like to travel with some of their clothes that they’re used to at home, you can bring some blankets even your own clothing that you’ve brought from home that smells like you. It just reminds them of something familiar; you can also, of course, bring toys, which really helps them feel at ease and feel like it’s not a completely strange space.
Take them around the holiday rental property premises to sniff out the place themselves and the rooms, just to get acquainted with their new space. You can also take them around on the first day you arrive just so that they get familiar with the place and what there is to do and to sniff!
If your holiday rental property is large enough, you can, of course, play with them on the property. Just make sure that you don’t disturb your neighbours too much! Teddy loves to play fetch in the hallway, so that’s what we do with him. It really helps him to be more at ease.
Consider letting them sleep on the bed. Now I know some people are against dogs sleeping on the bed, but when we’re on vacation, they get to sleep with us. It makes them feel more secure, and there are fewer chances for them to develop anxiety and feel overwhelmed.
Another tip is to make sure that they go to the bathroom before they get in the room. That is super important! Ensure that they go before they get on the bed, so there are fewer chances that they have accidents in the holiday rental property.
Make the Most of Smaller Spaces
Depending on the holiday rental property policy, regarding whether you can leave them in the property alone, I would suggest that you put them in the bathroom. The reason for this is because it’s a smaller environment, so they feel more secure, and there’s fewer chances that they can hear a lot of noises in the bathroom than in the other rooms. When you put them into the bathroom, make sure they have water and make sure that it’s comfortable. We like to line it with a few blankets and towels so that they feel that it’s like a bed and that they’re comfortable in there.
When you travel, make sure that you are reachable, so leave your phone’s data on, especially if you leave your dogs in the room. So that if there’s anything that happens to your dogs, the holiday rental property management can reach you.
Of course, you should definitely do your research on what daycares and what sort of dog babysitting centres there are around where you’re staying. That way, if your holiday rental property doesn’t allow you to keep your dogs in the property alone, then at least you can leave them at a dog daycare or a dog sitter for the day.
Book a Pet-Friendly Break
If your holiday doesn’t feel complete without the dog, don’t worry. There’s no need to leave your four-legged friend behind when you book a break. Just book your next vacation at Pet Friendly Holidays, where you can choose from pet-friendly holiday destinations, many of which have dog-friendly beaches nearby. Unleash your dog’s sense of adventure and let them bound along the shore, chase a frisbee or paddle in the waves. These pet-friendly places are sure to get tails wagging.
For international holidays, Pet-Friendly Holidays have flights, 3, 4 and 5-star hotels for extended stay and a range of different board bases; self-catering, B&B, all-inclusive or half board. They also offer significant savings and last minute deals from airports all over the UK. They make it simple for people to plan, book and enjoy their perfect beach holiday. You can book cruises, ski holidays, city breaks, lakes and mountains, camping, transfers, car hire, and lots more, as well as beach holidays. All your holidays are booked directly with their approved holiday booking partners through their supplied booking links.
Get Rid of Pent-Up Energy
Also, you must get their energy out! So during your travels, even if it’s a business trip, make sure that you have a little bit of time to exercise your dogs because if they get cooped up all day, they can feel very anxious, especially if they have all that pent-up energy and they don’t get it out.
The last tip, which is super simple but very important, is to make sure that you have fun with them! Make them feel secure, love them, give them a lot of attention and make them feel as comfortable as you can whilst you travel.
So that’s it for little tips and tricks for pet-friendly holidays. We hope you enjoyed reading. Do you have any suggestions to add to our list? Let us know in the comments below!