With proper care, your Labrador should happily accept both routine travel and regular holidays. Introduce care journeys as early as possible, and make trips safe and enjoyable. Closely monitor your dog when in new surroundings, and ensure that it will be secure and comfortable if left with others while you are away.
Holidays With or Without Your Dog:
Preparing for a trip Labradors are good travelers and willingly go almost anywhere. On trips, take your dog’s food and water bowls, collar, lead, and bedding, and add holiday contact addresses or telephone numbers to its name tag. At your destination, find a local veterinarian who can deal with any emergencies.
Home away from home ask your vet’s advice about kenneling your dog will be exercised or played with each day, and satisfy yourself that the staff are responsible. Dogs that are introduced to kennels early in life take revisits in their stride. Before kenneling, ensure that your dog’s health inoculations are up to date. Dog – sitting services are another alternative again, your vet can offer guidance.
Be Considerate of Others:
Local dog – control regulations vary; wherever you are, observe and relevant notices. Never exercise your Labrador in restricted areas, and obey laws specifying that dogs must be kept under control or on leads, especially in parks and on beaches. Always clean up after your dog. Carry a supply of plastic bags, or use a “poop scoop”, and deposit mess in special waste bins if available. Control your dog and do not let it be a nuisance to others.
Safe Traveling by Car:
Canine Seatbelt your Labrador risks the same injuries that you do in a car accident. A dog can travel safely on the rear seat of a car if secured with a special canine seatbelt which, like a child’s harness, attaches to the standard seatbelt anchors. With this device, the dog is kept reassuringly in place and under control, so that it cannot distract the driver.
Added security in crate professional dog handles prefer to transport their dogs in crates. These are roomy and secure, and help keep your car free from dog hair or chewing damage. Introduce your Labrador to its crate during puppyhood, as its regular bed and playpen in the home. Then when the crate is used as transport, your dog will be inclined to relax and enjoy the journey. If it becomes over – excited, install sunblind’s as screening. On long tips, stop every few hours to allow your dog to exercise, drink, and relieve itself.
Protective rear grille if your dog is to be transported in the back of an estate car, ensure that it has comfortable bedding. Install a purpose-made dog grille to deter your Labrador from jumping into the rear seat. Fit the grille securely so that in the vent of a sudden stop it will act as a guard, preventing your dog from hurtlings forwards.