Month: January 2019

Travel RVing With Pets

If you own pets (or if they own you), taking an extended RV trip without them would be unthinkable. Being able to take our pets along with us was the number 2 reason we opted for getting an RV. (I’m not sure what the number 1 reason was).

Traveling with pets can make your RVing experience very gratifying. But, if you don’t plan well for it, it can make you c-r-a-z-y! So don’t throw your pets in the RV at the last minute without considering that they are people, too, and deserve special care and attention to their needs.

Most dogs take readily to RV travel and enjoy the trip as much as other family members. As long as you stop every couple of hours and take them out for some exercise and to take care of their personal business, they are good to go. But there are exceptions–some have problems adjusting to all the new surroundings and get stressed out. Typically quiet dogs might become incessant barkers and exhibit behavior you have never seen before. If you don’t know how your dog reacts to travel, you should consider taking him on some short trips before embarking on a journey. Another consideration is keeping your best friends clean. No matter how hard you try, you cannot keep a wet dog from smelling like a wet dog. Put that wet dog into a confined place, like a motorhome or camping trailer–and you are going to have some unhappy campers. Keep lots of old towels available for rainy days and swim meets. Dry them off before you let them inside.

Cats can make terrific traveling companions, but are definitely different from dogs. Most of them won’t take to a leash, so letting them outdoors can muster up a whole different set of problems.

Dogs and cats are by far the most common RV compatible animal companions, but certainly not the only ones. I have seen pot-bellied pigs (which are truly wonderful pets), miniature donkeys, birds of every feather (well, nearly every feather), lizards, geckos, goats, chickens, bunnies–and snakes. All seem to do well as RV travelers. An animal lover myself, I think they are all terrific–except for snakes. Snakes scare the bejeepers out of me. To each his own…

Planning and consideration are the most valuable tools to make sure you have an enjoyable trip with your best friend on your next RV excursion.… Read More

Know the Useful Tips on How to Make Your Dog Car Friendly

If we talk about the dogs who are the real and the loyal most friends of the human beings, travelling is not a fun at all. It results in to a great deal of anxiety for some of them. They usually fear from travelling long distances by cars and the same can produce shaking, drooling and even vomiting as well.

We commonly call it as car sickness that occurs due to the fear, anxiety, car noise, motion and pollution. Below are certain tips that can help you in preventing these panic situations amongst the dogs;

1. Make Your Pet Comfortable With The Car

Try to make your dog car friendly by getting to the car together for treats and spending fun time with in the car. To make this delightful or positive experiences do not go for the car running just make it parked. You can do this frequently on several occasions and in this way you can overcome the car fear of your dog.

2. Make Your Pet Used To The Car Traveling

Undoubtedly making your four leg friend used to of the car rides is really a tough task as it takes a lot of pain to ensure them that they are in a safe condition. At the time you start your car and if your dog looks nervous give him a treat before starting and after you start driving and finally do not forget to pamper him.

3. Make Your Dog Familiar With The Car Motion

Off course this is a pretty important point as your beloved pet may get irate with the car motion. First make sure that your dog is comfortable with the parked car and a started one then after knowing that he has not any fearful reactions anymore you can give him drives.

4. Make The Short Trips With Your Dog

It is the perfect time to have some small trips with your dog. In order to make this trip worth enjoying for your pet give him treat, praise, assurance and make him calm by talking and pampering him. Keep travelling till it is quiet no matter how long it takes.

Overall repetition is the key as nothing but the hands on experience can teach them better. Try to make them car used to from the time when they are puppy. Dogs can turn out to the excellent traveling companions so it is really worthwhile to teach them now.… Read More