Tips to Soothe Your Anxious Dog on a Travel Day

Travel days can induce anxiety for everyone, including your pets. With so many tasks to complete and things to do, getting on the road can feel chaotic.

These situations take dogs out of their normal routines and familiar surroundings. If you want your dog to be as comfortable as possible, you must take steps to soothe their anxiety.

Today, we’re sharing these tips with you, so you and your pet can enjoy less-stressful travel days. So cuddle up with your furry best friend, and let’s get started!

This can help them adjust to the sights, sounds, and movements of spending extended time in a car. Start with shorter trips and work up to more extended ones as they adjust.

Prepare Your Dog in Advance

They may have a favorite blanket, bedding, toy, or other items that can help reduce their anxiety.

Pack Familiar Items

If you’re comfortable with it, there are a variety of safe and effective calming aids on the market. You can find supplements, CBD oil, and calming pheromone sprays.

Use a Calming Aid

While you can last for several hours traveling the open roads, your pet may not. Depending on the size of your vehicle, they may require more frequent breaks.

Take Breaks

Sometimes it will be safest for your pet to remain in a crate while traveling. If so, you’ll want to crate-train them in advance. Some dogs find their crate their safe place and are more comfortable in them than out in the open.

Consider Crate Training

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