Most people will tell you that you can’t own a puppy if you travel a lot. But we disagree! While traveling with your four-legged friend can definitely be stressful, it’s not impossible. Just follow a few of our doggy traveling tips and you’ll end up arriving at your destination relaxed and happy.
1. The first time is always hard.
Traveling with a pet for the first time is stressful, and that’s to be expected. As long as it wasn’t a complete fiasco, it’s not a bad idea to try it again. Make it a short trip next time, and stop somewhere fun, like a dog park!
2. Traveling with a puppy can be a double-edged sword.
Yes, traveling with a pet can be tough, but traveling without one can be just as hard. Think separation anxiety, housebreaking issues, and lots of chewing! So despite the concerns, traveling with a pup can be fun, and it’s always recommended to socialize your pup, so why not start by traveling?
3. Not every pet is comfortable in confined areas.
“Under the seat in front of you” can end up being a very small space on certain airlines. Find out your dog’s height and weight and be careful when booking your air-travel.
4. Bring an extra amount of treats — per day.
Dogs are a lot like children — they need constant attention. And the best way to keep them out of trouble is to help them stay busy. Bring chewies or toys that entertain them and also don’t upset their stomach.
Another thing to keep in mind: dog-friendly hotels. Some don’t allow dogs at all, but Butterfly Grove Inn is more than happy to have your travel companion stay with us (for a small fee per night)! If you have any questions regarding our dog-friendly policy, please feel free to call us at (831) 250-8191. Near downtown and a fun nightlife, this is the Pacific Grove motel you’ve been looking for to have a spectacular getaway!