Quite often, dog owners may encounter a problem when they need to go on a business trip or on a trip and have no one to leave their four-legged friend. Of course, you can leave the animal in special hotels for animals or ask friends to look after the dog in your absence, but you need to remember that for a dog a long separation from the owner is very strong stress, as in principle and for many owners. There are also situations when you need to transport a dog to a veterinary clinic for examination, take a pet with you for a weekend to the cottage or the nature or transport the pet to another country or city in the event of a change of place of change of residence. The need for transportation may also arise when visiting international exhibitions or exhibitions in other cities of your country, so dog owners should know the rules for transporting dogs.
Dog preparation for travel
If you plan to take your dog on trips, travel, you need to teach the animal to travel in a car or public transport. And this should be done gradually and from an early age. You should not force the pet to drive by force if the animal is horrified by the roaring sound of the engine. To teach a dog to travel by bus, other public transport or car, you can start from four months of age. First, go with the dog to a public stop, walk around it. Let the dog get comfortable with the new environment and begin to perceive the noisy atmosphere of busy streets. A puppy should get used to the sound of engines, noise, large crowds of people.
When the puppy begins to perceive the environment normally, you can proceed to the first trips. The first trip with the dog in the bus or public transport should be short. Take a ride with your pet first one stop, then two. When the animal adapts, the duration of the route can be gradually increased. During the trip, praise the pet, calm, give a treat. Develop patience and endurance in your dog. When landing in transport, the animal must be in front of you, and when you exit the bus, trolleybus and tram, so that the dog does not get injured and does not cause dissatisfaction among the passengers entering the cabin, behind you. It is necessary to be especially careful when boarding or leaving the electric transport, as in rare cases, especially in rainy weather, doors can let through electric current.
Before the trip, do not feed the dog and be sure to walk well. You can take water with you if you plan to move for a long time or water the animal two hours before the trip. If you know that a pet may be pumped during a trip, take antiemetic drugs with you, which should be in the veterinary first aid kit of the dog, or give half an hour before departure the pill of aerone, kinedril (dosage is calculated depending on the body weight of the dog, in any case, first a question should be asked to the veterinarian).
When using special carriers or cages for transporting animals, which are especially convenient for long trips, you need to choose the right size based on the size of your pet. The dog should calmly stand, roll over and sit comfortably in the middle of the container. The cage should be made of durable and practical materials. Container for transportation must be fixed. So that the cell does not cause stress or discomfort. To this necessary attribute you need to teach dogs from early childhood. For transportation of small breeds of dogs, you can purchase a carrying bag, a cage for transportation or carry a pet in the hands of passengers.