Long distance travel isn’t without unique hazards for dogs of all kinds, but if you are properly prepared then moving cross-country with your dog should be a walk in the park. If your dog isn’t used to car rides, start taking him on short trips to a nearby park so he associates the car with fun. Research whether you’ll be driving through cities with breed-specific bans. It will freak your dog out to watch you packing all your stuff like you’re about to desert her. Take 10-15 minutes every few hours to walk, stretch and relieve.
- Moving cross country can be an exciting adventure for you and your household, and it can be even more fun with your four-legged co-pilot at your side—that is if you know what you are doing.
- If your dog isn’t used to car rides, start taking him on short trips to a nearby park so he associates the car with fun.
- Treat your dog to an early-morning walk each day before hitting the highway to allow both of you to stretch your legs and explore.
“Make sure your dog is wearing a collar at all times with up-to-date contact information and your new address in case the pet gets lost, says Morgan.”