When traveling, it is likely that your dog will have to endure some down time, whether or not they are ready for it. For example, they may face a long car ride to get to your destination. A food puzzle toy is a great way for your pooch to get some mental exercise and keep them occupied during the journey and through your trip itself. A food puzzle toy will be well-made (usually of hard rubber or plastic) and can be filled with your pup's food or treats. It will require some effort to get the treats or food out of the toy, and figuring out how to do so will keep your pup's attention for awhile!
No matter where you have traveled, you can likely find a place with enough space that you can work with your dog on learning some tricks. Find a dog park, use your campsite or even an indoor space and make sure you have treats available as a training tool. You can work on new tricks or review tricks that your dog has already mastered. Your pup will appreciate the one-on-one time and the effort will provide them the physical and mental activity that they need. Depending on where you choose to practice, your efforts may also be a great opportunity to interact with others (people and dogs).
For dog parents that like to travel, your trips offer you the chance to check out dog parks in other cities and states. It can be fun to try out different places with your pup and see how they compare to the dog parks that you visit at home. You and your dog will be able to have fun, release some energy AND make new friends away from home. Make sure to bring a ball or Frisbee so you and your dog can play some fetch while at the dog park, as well as some water and a bowl so that you can help your pup remain hydrated!