Some people go on long vacations. These vacations are in the car against walking on a train or plane. When you go for a long drive, you can keep your dog with you. It's not as simple as putting your dog in the car and leaving. You should prepare properly to make this process more comfortable for your dog.
The first thing to do is make sure your dog is comfortable in the car. Take your dog with you in town more than a couple of times and see if he or she is comfortable in the car. Can you see any problems with your pet in the car? If you see something, you should address these before you take a longer trip.
Has blankets for the dog to put on. The trip will be long and your dog may lie and sleep or at least be comfortable. The more of them you have, the more comfortable you the dog can be.
Take your box. Your dog may be bored or even irritable at times. If you have the box you will be able to keep your dog under control when he or she jumps around. It is also easier to travel with a box as you can keep the dog in the night.
Has water that the dog can drink. Cars get warm on long rides even with air conditioning on. Make it easy for your pet to have frequent drinks.
Do not feed your pet before you leave. Dogs can get a car sick. The less they eat, the less problems it will cause when you're on your way. Feed your pet more when you finish driving that day.
Entertain your dog by having lots of toys to play with. Do not get loud, otherwise you will be annoyed and hear the same sounds over and over again.
Take frequent breaks. The dog has to get out and go as well as use the toilet.
Never leave the dog in the car, even if you want to be away for a couple of minutes at a stop. This can harm or even kill your pet. It's also not fair for your pet to stay in the car when he or she will come out and stretch.