Mom got approached to help write some travel tips for dogs but she is very busy so she passed this responsibility onto me. First I will give you my travel tips. Then I will give you Kendra Thornton's sensible travel tips.
I used to travel a lot as a puppy. I have been to down town Rio, in shopping centers, many nearby towns and have traveled twice long distance when we have moved homes. I am quite the expert on travel. I am huge and would love to sit on Mom's lap in a small cramped space. If I don't get my way then I will howl and scream as loud as possible so people think I am dying in a crate. I used to reckon she would give in and let me crush her legs for a two hour trip. Anyway the humans say the safest way for a dog to travel is in a crate, so they force me to endure the crate now. For me the human lap is the only way to travel. Mom rarely travels now as she is always to busy and we don't have a dog sitter at the shelter to watch out for us. When we go out now it is mainly to see the man in a white coat whom we all hate. Mom calls him 'The Vet'. When they do go out it involves taking bags full of stuff like water bowls, water, leads, collars as she never knows when a sick dog will appear. She takes medical supplies for accident victims and towels, and bags in case we are travel sick, or poop in our crates. She has her moist wipes with her all the time. Dad picks up a lot of sick dogs so all this stuff is necessary as we never know when one will turn up. Just this week on a shopping trip dad came back with a tiny puppy walking around on her own. She was hungry and thirsty.
Sam gave me a great travel tip. She sits in the crate and she barks at any vehicle that attempts to overtake us. She hasn't managed to bark one off the road yet but she says she will keep trying. When we moved houses after the disaster we couldn't all be crated so we had to go in the car and mom crated as many of us as she could. It took many journeys. Everybody looked at us all stuffed into the car. Mom says this is definitely not the best way for dogs to travel.
The second time we moved it was a bit more stylish and a whole lot safer.
Occasionally Mom finds a great family in another country who want to adopt a dog from here. Mom and Dad had to pay someone to drive the dog to the airport because it is very hot down in Rio. They didn't have an air conditioned car and hot cars are very dangerous for dogs especially if you get stuck in a traffic jam. Please all remember that. It's my most important travel tip. Now here are Kendra's travel tips for dogs.
Travel Tips for Dog Owners By Kendra Thornton (Twitter @KendraThornton)