As pet lovers, we want to take our animals with us wherever we can.
And though it’s not always possible, with some planning, we can take them on vacation with us.
Because air travel can be stressful (and sometimes dangerous) for pets, Orange County-based certified professional dog trainer Kate Connell doesn’t recommend flying your pet to a vacation spot if it can be avoided. However, with the right tools and training, a road trip with your pet is not only feasible, but can also be a lot of fun.
Here are some tools and tips for the ride out:
Secure your pet: Dogs should be crated or secured with a harness designed for travel and attached to a short tether that doesn’t allow for walking, Connell says. Cats must be in a crate large enough to fit a litter box and bed with some space between. Crates should be tethered tightly to prevent sliding and flipping over during a crash….