Tips for Road Tripping with Dogs

While many people choose to leave their beloved dogs with neighbors or in a dog hotel while they go on vacation, others simply cannot imagine a whole week, or even just a few days away from man’s best friend. While many dogs love road trips, and more than that, the love the quality time spent with their people, it is important to keep these tips in mind in order to ensure that the trip runs as smoothly as possible.


Potty Breaks

Like people, dogs need potty breaks to do their business and get a little bit of time to stretch their legs. After hours in the car they tend to get a little tight just like we do. With this in mind, it is important to remember to let your dog out of the car on a leash for a little walk any time that you stop to use the restroom.


Keep the Car Cool

Depending on where you are keeping your dog, they might not be feeling the same amount of airflow that you might feel in the front seat. For example, if the dog is in the back of the vehicle, they are likely receiving much less airflow than those in the front of the car are feeling. It is important that you pay attention to your dog’s body language to make sure they are not too hot. If they are panting heavily, you may consider making the car just a little cooler. 


Make Sure They have Enough Space

The size of the dog will determine just how much space it needs. If your dog is a larger breed, it is important to make sure they have enough room to stand and stretch their legs when need be. You may consider making room for it in the back of the vehicle to make sure it has enough space. If the dog is a smaller breed, it will likely have enough room in the front seat.


If you are looking for a solid and steady first car for your next road trip, consider a Ford Edge. Come by Rizza Ford today to test drive this SUV. To learn more about the Ford Edge, contact Rizza Ford today by calling (888) 570-4614.

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