When you head out on the open road for an adventure in your RV rental, what better companion to take with you than your dog? Not all dogs are great travel companions, but if yours likes to travel, they can add great joy and fun to your trip. With a little advance planning, you and your dog will have a great time. Here are a few tips from our expert team at Martin RV Rentals.
1. Get your dog’s details in order.
Your dog should be up-to-date on all its shots and micro-chipped, and its tag should have your cell phone as the contact number. Basically, if the worst should happen and your dog gets lost, you want to have done the most you can in order to get her back. It’s a good idea to bring a copy of your dog’s vaccination records with you.
2. Bring along the essentials.
Pack water and food bowls (and possibly an extra collapsible water bowl for long walks and hiking), a harness and/or travel crate that can be secured when the RV is being driven, dog shampoo, and your dog’s favorite toys. Planning to do any boating? A float coat will allow your dog to join in on the fun. A lighted collar or vest is a good investment so you won’t lose sight of your dog in the dark.
3. Everyone needs walks!
Want to make sure your dog is well behaved on your trip? Plenty of exercise is the key to a happy, well-behaved dog. Whether you’re headed for a weekend trip to Gettysburg or a cross-country road trip to the Grand Canyon, take plenty of time along the way to walk and hike with your dog.