How to prepare your dog for a road trip (and what to do on the trip)

Updated: Oct 23

Need to get away from the city but don’t want to leave your dog behind? Road trips with your dog can be fun as long as you prepare well. What’s more, they’re a great way to spend quality time with your best friend. Here’s how to prepare your dog for road trips:


Before the trip:

Dog-friendly road trip tip #1:

Prepare dog road trip - Dog taking city ride

Get your dog used to car travel with a few test drives. Start with short trips and gradually increase the length of the trips. This will help you spot potential issues — Does the dog get carsick fast? How soon before he needs to relieve himself? Does he have a tendency to paw at you while driving? Knowing all of this will help you prepare better.



Dog-friendly road trip tip #2:

Prepare dog road trip - Finding map route

Plan your route and stops well in advance to minimise confusion on the road. If its a long trip, look up pet-frie