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What To Keep in Mind When Traveling With Your Golden Retriever

Aug 18, 2007
If you own a golden retriever, I am sure you would love to take it along with you when you're traveling. Traveling with your golden retriever is an exciting and fun experience. Golden retrievers love traveling in cars - they enjoy the attention too much!

The truth is if you're going to take your dog on a vacation with you, your dog will need almost as much equipment as you will. If you are traveling in a car, you'd be better off as they are easily adapted to a golden retriever's needs more easily. If you are traveling by ferry, dogs are sometimes not allowed to leave a designated area, where the cars are kept.

Things are very different if you are traveling on a plane. Traveling with your golden retriever on a plane isn't easy, and your dog has to be transported along with luggage in the cargo hold. If it's a very short flight, it's not fair to put your dog through the sacrifice. It is often easier traveling with a golden retriever on trains and rules generally will often allow you to keep it with you.

If you are traveling abroad, you need to check and see if the rules are same overseas or not. A good idea would be to take a test trip with a travel kennel to make sure the golden can handle the road trip later without it. At this time, you should feed him a little bit at a time throughout the day to get him accustomed to the idea of traveling.

While feeding him a little bit he will be able to control his bladder and manage himself more easily.
Remember to make a lot of pit stops, to allow him to relieve himself. Never let your golden retriever take his head out of the window in a moving vehicle. You should also be careful not to leave your dog alone, and see that your dog does not get heatstroke.

However, if you plan to go on a trip which is reasonably long - several days by bicycle or on foot, you can only do so if your golden is trained well. If it involves traveling by foot, then your dog has to be fit and in shape to be able to walk that distance with you. If not, your dog will be as cramped as you will be after walking a whole day.

If your dog is well trained, you can take it literally anywhere. In that case, traveling with your golden retriever is not a problem. If you're in a restaurant he will lie by your side beneath the table. But remember, you will be responsible for whatever damage your golden retriever might cause inadvertently while you are traveling with him!

Always plan ahead, and have someone you can keep your dog with, in case you cannot take it with you. A good idea would be to leave him with your friends, relatives or family. An animal home should be considered as a last resort. After all, personal attention is always better for your pet.

As long as you take care of your dogs needs, traveling with your golden retriever can be a lot of fun!
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