Activities For Travelers With Dogs

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Introduction

Traveling the world is one of the most rewarding experiences you can allow yourself to have. Exploring other cultures, visiting historic landmarks, and seeing all the wonders that mother nature created is just the tip of the iceberg. Making new friends on the road, chatting with locals, learning about their way of life and their customs is humbling and really makes you realize how big and beautiful this world of ours is and how thankful you should be to be able to live in such a time when travel is not only possible but also very accessible. What’s even better is that nowadays you can take your dog on your trips and share the amazing experiences with your best friend!

Fun in the Car

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Any Day
Moderate
Normal
2 - 8 hrs
Items needed
Water
treats
food
kennel
leash
toys
dog seat belt
Activity description
Traveling with a doggo is no easy task. However, the most accessible mode of transportation you can choose is your trusty car. If you choose an automobile to get you from home to your final destination, there are several things you should consider. First of all, you need to realize that your doggo may not be as excited as you are to get into a car and drive for hours on end. These trips can last for several hours, so before you go onto the journey of your lifetime, you should prepare well and make sure that your dog is comfortable in a moving vehicle. Take your doggo for short rides around the town and make them progressively longer to make them accustomed to the feeling of being in a car. After that, all you need to do is think of some fun activities for them and make sure you are well prepared for your trip!
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Prepare for the journey
The most important step of all is to be prepared. Make sure that before you venture into the great unknown, you have paid a visit to the vet and checked our dog’s health. If they need a particular medication, make sure you stock up as you may not be able to get them in a foreign country or a different town. Your vet can also prescribe an anti-anxiety medication for your pup which will help them feel calmer on longer car rides.
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Rest stops
Plan your rest stops while traveling by car. Both you and your doggo need to stretch your legs, so make sure to stop at least once every 3 hours, if not even more frequently. These stops don’t have to be super long, they can just be a short bathroom break, but at least once every five hours make a more extended rest stop so you can walk around a little, eat some food, and breathe some fresh air together.
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Camping

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Normal
24 - 48 hrs
Items needed
Water
bowls
food
leash
clothes
Activity description
One of the most fun things to do is to camp. You get into the great outdoors, you smell the aroma of grass, trees, and flowers all around you, you breathe the fresh mountain air, and you are just one with nature. Camping is fun indeed, but camping with your dog is even better! If fancy hotels are not your thing, if you are worried that your Airbnb won’t accept your furry friend, the greatest alternative is to pitch your tent and be your boss! While camping, you can pretty much do whatever you want, and you don’t have to worry about your dog feeling left out or neglected. You can also avoid the stink eye from the hotel staff and enjoy your stay in the perfect environment that surrounds you.
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Find a dog-friendly camp
The first step you need to take is to make sure that the camp you are going to is dog-friendly. There is absolutely nothing worse than spending hours in the car and arriving at your destination only to find that they do not allow dogs on the premises. Do some research on the Internet or call the camp to ask them if you can bring your pup with you.
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Prepare
Make sure that your doggo behaves well and brush up on the commands that they need to know. Also, you have to bring all the things you will need on your camping trip. It is a good idea to bring a muzzle just for your peace of mind if one of the camp officials demands that you have one. Also, bring tweezers if your doggo catches a tick, your dog’s medicine, and a little first aid kit for your pup.
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Have fun!
Once you get to your camp, the party is on! However, you should always make sure that both you and your doggo are on your best behavior. Your dog should always be by your side; you should both not rummage around the campsite or leave food and wrappers behind. When you sleep, you should bring your pup in your tent to keep them safe, protect them from the cold and get those much-needed cuddles too.
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Backpacking

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Any Day
Cheap
Hard
24 - 48 hrs
Items needed
backpack
clothes
food
dog bowls
leash
paw protectors
Activity description
Backpacking is considered to be one of the cheapest and most rewarding ways to travel the world. The community of backpackers is active, and there are many resources online that can help you choose the right equipment for your next adventure. Whether you are planning a short trip of only a few days, or a full-on experience that can last up to several months, bringing your dog along can be the best decision you’ve made. Sure, backpacking is not easy, and it is not for everyone, but if you are ready to embrace the hippie inside of you and take the road less traveled, this might be the perfect solution for you!
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Prep first!
Before you go on this crazy adventure, make sure that you are well prepared. What does that mean? Pack lightly but pack smart! Unlike with conventional travels, you will not need 10 pairs of pants and 30 shirts. Your dog also does not need 10 different toys and 15 kinds of snacks. Bring only the things you absolutely need because you will be spending a lot of time with that backpack on your back, so be smart and don’t make it harder on yourself.
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Transport
The next thing you should think of is your mode of transportation. Whether you choose to go by car, plane, train, boat, or if you just want to hitchhike, make sure that you have everything you need to make the trip as comfortable as possible for your pet. Do your research and you’ll be golden!
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More Fun Ideas...

Hike

When you are camping with your pup, why not use that time to also go for a refreshing hike? Both of you will definitely benefit from the physical activity and the fresh air around you!

Frisbee With The Locals

The best way to show that traveling with dogs is not hard is to lead by example. Play a friendly game of Frisbee with the locals from the town you are visiting and make your doggo the star of the game! Everyone will surely love it!

Conclusion

As you can see, traveling with a dog is not only possible, but also loads of fun. Making friends on the road, and meeting other fellow travelers who are also dog owners can be quite rewarding, and may even lead to relationships that will last a lifetime. And hey, you and your pup will always have a couch to crash on when you travel to your new friend's hometown!