Welcome to our holiday series, dog holidays, where we tell you how you can successfully take your dog on holiday!
So, you’ve decided to stay somewhere in your country so that your pooch can join you on your holiday this year?
Next, it’s packing time, but what do you pack for your dog? Here at the leading dog head collar brand, Gencon HQ, we’ve complied a list, from research, of what to pack for your pooch!
1.Food and Water
Food and Water is essential for any lengthy journey, and unless you know of any location of the area you are staying in that sell what your dog would usually eat, then you should also bring along enough for he duration of your stay. It’s also great to have bowl that are easy to pack and to wash up. Collapsable bowl would be our first choice because they can pack flat and are easy enough to wash up!
You could also look into purchasing a travel water bottle, a simple and cheap way to store their water.
2. Vet contact details
Now, we know this isn’t something you can pack with you, but it’s super important you know these things. Even if you don’t know the local sop for dog food, this is essential. If you search for vets in the location you’re staying then if anything were to happen, you’ll know the best place to go.
3. First Aid Kits
Similar to the vets, although you can pack this, it’s another important essential. Having a first aid kit for your pooch means that you’re prepared in case of anything, whether you can’t get to the vets soon enough or it’s not too much of a emergency, it’s something that you should keep with you always in the car etc.
The First aid kit should include aid and comfort essentials, such as dressings, a foil blanket, microporous tape, bandage, gloves, tweezers, scissors, plastic pouches, alcohol-free sanitising wipes and any other item you think may be useful for your dog.
4. High-Vis Items
It may be that you’re staying in an area which you may not know as well, or your pooch may not of learnt the commands to come back yet. It’s no worry because you can purchase high-vis pads or lights that can be attached to a lead or collar.
You might think why have we included towels in our list? Well, they would be a lot more useful than you might think! Muddy walk? Towel it off! If your pooch jumps in the water? Towel it off! Need some wrap up wet or muddle items? Towel! Can you see where we were coming from now, you just never now when you’ll need a towel!
If your pooch is of a smaller breed and they don’t mind being in a crate, this might be a option for you. If you were to bring along a crate, why not invest in a foldable/collapsable one to make pacing for your pooch a lot easier!
You can’t forget toys! If you’re going far from home, or again, an area where you don’t know well, either bring toys that you don’t mind if you lose them or toys that are easy to find.
8. Gencon Dog Head Collar
You can’t forget your Gencon Dog Head Collar! If you’ve ever experienced how exhausting and embarrassing it can be when your dog is pulling on the lead, or lunging at other dogs and people, you will be pleased to discover that Gencon has a solution.
The Gencon® All-in-1 and Headcollars are made from soft yet durable fabric and are specifically designed not to pull up into your dog’s eyes or uncomfortably turn their head, making them the perfect lead training accessories for grown dogs and puppy walking. The Gencon consists of two simple loops that apply gentle pressure when your dog pulls, the lead gently but effectively stops your dog pulling forwards.
What do you think? Will this help you on your holidays?
Did you know?
The Gencon dog head collar is recommended by The Guild of Dog Trainers
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