In this mobile world of ours, travel is inevitable and that means for your dog as well. Most dogs love to travel by car, although there are some newbie's that may get a tad carsick, so be prepared. The main thing is to make going anywhere by car an enjoyable adventure for your dog. You can get covers that clip on the seats of the car to keep the upholstery clean from muddy or wet paws. A dog seat belt is also a good purchase, as this will allow your companion to feel safe and secure. Short trips don't need much planning, just a bit common sense and you are good to go. But longer trips do need a bit of thought beforehand. While out and about with your pup in tow, remember: never ever leave a dog in a hot car. They can suffer heatstroke which can be fatal.
Dogs figure out pretty quickly that a trip in the car will result in some fun stuff - unless it's a trip to the veterinarian which is sometimes another story. But to get to the beach or the river, typically, you need a car trip. The same with a day out in the country, you need the car to get you and your happy pooch there. They very quickly learn that fun and excitement are part of the trip. The moment you pick up your car keys, your dog will be jumping for joy! Dogs love to stick their noses out the window and smell the breeze. With a big grin on their face, they live in the moment, happy to be with you and zooming to a new adventure. The car becomes your dog's best adventure and they will be whining and growling for you to get a move on and get this trip started.