"First and foremost, a dog should get plenty of exercise before any journey. Remember, a tired dog is a happy traveler."
(PRWEB) June 08, 2013
Every summer millions of people drive across America with dogs. When taking the dog traveling this summer, be prepared. There’s a right way and a wrong way to drive with dogs. Keep in mind the golden rule, safety first. Just like children, canines need to be safeguarded when riding in a vehicle. Royal Flush Havanese has some tips to make that happen.
First and foremost, a dog should get plenty of exercise before any journey. Remember, a tired dog is a happy traveler.
Secondly, crating a dog or using a safety harness are your best options. The harness is self explanatory. Think of it as a canine safety belt. The same basic rules apply as for using a human safety belt. Crating a dog properly, however, is a more nuanced procedure and requires more in depth details.
The right crate makes all the difference in the world. It should be neither too big, nor too small. Think snug, just enough room for the dog to stand up, turn around and sit down comfortably. But only that much free space. If a crate is too big the protection it will offer the dog in an event of a sudden stop or accident will be greatly minimized.
If the dog is not used to the crate experience, don’t worry. Dogs get used to being crated usually quickly. In fact, often dogs will feel quite secure and safe in a crate, regarding it as a den-like environment, a safe place.
Thirdly, it’s a good idea to make certain any collar a dog is wearing in a crate is not too loose. A loose collar could get caught in the crate’s bars or vents in the event of a sudden stop or impact and could lead to accidental choking. Make sure the dog’s collar is snug (but not too tight, of course).
Finally, it can’t be emphasized enough and so it’s worth repeating. Make certain the dog is well exercised before the drive. A well exercised dog will be less anxious and so less antsy in a crate and chances are good will sleep for a good portion of the journey. When the drive’s over, the dog will wake up refreshed, playfully frisky, and ready to explore new places!
Royal Flush Havanese provides tips for both dog owners and fellow breeders on many different topics. Visit their website for additional information.
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