Top Tips for Safe Travel with your Dog

One in three households in the UK now have a dog so many of you will no doubt be keen to take your four-legged friend with you on a car journey or two, so here are some top tips for safe and happy travels

Get your canine acquainted to your car

It’s not a bad idea to introduce the idea of car travel gently and as early on as possible. Giving your dog a choice when it comes to a new or scary thing improves their confidence long-term.

Start by acquainting your dog with the car itself. Encourage them to have a good old sniff around and allow them to get familiar with your vehicle’s scent. Open the doors and boot, allowing them to hop in and out as and when they choose. A yummy reward for their nose work will help build positive associations with the your vehicle.

 

Take things slowly

Taking several short trips with your dog will hopefully get them accustomed to riding in the car before you decide to try out a longer trip. It’s a good idea to gradually increase the length of these shorter trips to work up to long distance travel.

 

Keep your pooch safe

Keep your dog restrained during the ride by securing them in place with a harness, guard or crate. It simply isn’t safe for you or your dog if they are free to roam around the car while you’re driving. You will need to focus on driving, and your dog will likely distract you if they get excited or scared. While airbags are great for you, they can kill your pooch if you have an accident with them in the front seat, and because of this your dog should be in the back seat. By far the safest way for your pet to travel is in a carrier, making sure tha it is strapped to the seat with a seatbelt or other anchor. You should ensure that the carrier is large enough for your dog to stand up, turn around, and lie down.

Bring some doggie snacks

We all enjoy an in car treat, including your dog. Bring your pooches favourite treats on trips to reward them for being a well behaved travel companion. You could also prepare them a long-lasting chew for the journey or a passenger could drop them a little reward every now and then. While you’re on the road, always make sure that you stop to feed your dog, as feeding them in a moving car could promote travel sickness.

 

AND REMEMBER – NEVER LEAVE YOUR DOG ALONE IN A PARKED CAR

 

 

2017 PEUGEOT 2008 ACTIVE BLUE HDI S/S

2017 PEUGEOT 2008 ACTIVE BLUE HDI S/S

2017 PEUGEOT 2008 ACTIVE BLUE HDI S/S1.6 DIESEL | MANUAL | 53K MILES£7395COMPETITIVE FINANCING - up to 60 MonthsGallerySpecs 53K MILES GOOD SERVICE HISTORY 1.6 DIESEL MANUAL 101 BHP 80.7 MPG COMBINED £180 YEARLY TAX INSURANCE GROUP 18E Excellent condition. Comes with...

2011 VAUXHALL MERIVA EXCLUSIVE CDTI AUTO

2011 VAUXHALL MERIVA EXCLUSIVE CDTI AUTO

2011 VAUXHALL MERIVA EXCLUSIVE CDTI1.7 DIESEL | AUTOMATIC | 62K MILES£3995COMPETITIVE FINANCING - up to 60 MonthsGallerySpecs 62K MILES GOOD SERVICE HISTORY 1.7 DIESEL AUTOMATIC 99 BHP 44.1 MPG COMBINED £290 YEARLY TAX INSURANCE GROUP 12E Excellent condition. Comes...

2015 NISSAN QASHQAI N-TECH DCI

2015 NISSAN QASHQAI N-TECH DCI

2015 NISSAN QASHQAI N-TECH-DCI1.5 DIESEL | MANUAL | 74K MILES£7495COMPETITIVE FINANCING - up to 60 MonthsGallerySpecs 74K MILES GOOD SERVICE HISTORY 1.5 DIESEL MANUAL 109 BHP 74.3 MPG COMBINED £0 YEARLY TAX INSURANCE GROUP 15E Excellent condition. Comes with a great...

2017 VAUXHALL MOKKA X DESIGN NAV TURBO AUTO

2017 VAUXHALL MOKKA X DESIGN NAV TURBO AUTO

2017 VAUXHALL MOKKA X DESIGN NAV TURBO1.4 PETROL | AUTOMATIC | 31K MILES£11995COMPETITIVE FINANCING - up to 60 MonthsGallerySpecs 31K MILES GOOD SERVICE HISTORY 1.4 PETROL AUTOMATIC 138 BHP 43.5 MPG COMBINED £180 YEARLY TAX INSURANCE GROUP 13E Excellent condition....

2013 RANGE ROVER EVOQUE PURE T SD4A

2013 RANGE ROVER EVOQUE PURE T SD4A

2013 RANGE ROVER EVOQUE PURE T SD4A2.2 DIESEL | AUTOMATIC | 115K MILES£12495COMPETITIVE FINANCING - up to 60 MonthsGallerySpecs 115K MILES GOOD SERVICE HISTORY 2.2 DIESEL AUTOMATIC 188 BHP 47.1 MPG COMBINED £290 YEARLY TAX INSURANCE GROUP 33E Excellent condition....

2011 RENAULT TWINGO RENAULTSPORT

2011 RENAULT TWINGO RENAULTSPORT

2011 RENAULT TWINGO RENAULTSPORT1.6 PETROL | MANUAL | 71K MILES£4995COMPETITIVE FINANCING - up to 60 MonthsGallerySpecs 71K MILES GOOD SERVICE HISTORY 1.6 PETROL MANUAL 131 BHP 42.2 MPG COMBINED £240 YEARLY TAX INSURANCE GROUP 20E Excellent condition. Comes with a...

2006 JAGUAR XJ SOVEREIGN TVDI AUTO

2006 JAGUAR XJ SOVEREIGN TVDI AUTO

2006 JAGUAR XJ SOVEREIGN TVDI AUTO2.7 DIESEL | AUTOMATIC | 72K MILES£7495COMPETITIVE FINANCING - up to 60 MonthsGallerySpecs 72K MILES FULL SERVICE HISTORY 2.7 DIESEL AUTOMATIC 201 BHP 35.0 MPG COMBINED £395 YEARLY TAX INSURANCE GROUP 42E Excellent condition. Comes...

2014 NISSAN JUKE TEKNA DCI

2014 NISSAN JUKE TEKNA DCI

2014 NISSAN JUKE TEKNA DCI1.5 DIESEL | MANUAL | 84K MILES£6995COMPETITIVE FINANCING - up to 60 MonthsGallerySpecs 84K MILES GOOD SERVICE HISTORY 1.5 DIESEL MANUAL 109 BHP 67.3 MPG COMBINED YEARLY TAX INSURANCE GROUP 12E Excellent condition. Comes with a great package...

Visit Us

Get In Touch

07500 110 480 / 01248 750 307

Location

Cefni Garage -
Anglesey Used Car Sales
Glanhwfa Road
Llangefni
ANGLESEY
LL77 7EY

Hours

Mon - Sat: 9:00am - 5:30pm
Sun: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Email Us