Travelling with Dogs: Essential Accessories and Tips

Travelling with your furry companion can be a rewarding experience, whether you’re embarking on a road trip, visiting friends and family, or exploring the great outdoors. However, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable journey for both you and your dog requires planning and preparation. In this guide, we’ll cover essential accessories and provide valuable tips to make travelling with your dog easy, featuring some must-have Henry Wag products.

Image of the Henry Wag travel harness, ideal for daily use or adventures

Safety First:

A sturdy and well-fitted harness or seat belt restraint is essential during car rides. Youcan opt for harnesses specifically designed for travel, featuring durable materials and adjustable straps for a comfortable fit. Pair this with a seat belt restraint to ensure the driver is distraction free for the car journey as is required by law.

Consider investing in a booster seat to provide your pup with a designated space, this is a suitable option for smaller breeds. The Henry Wag Pet Booster Seat is perfect for smaller pets up to 8kg and provides a harness clip in the seat to ensure they are secure when travelling. 


Comfort on the Go:

small dog drinking from a portable dog water bottle

Ensure your dog’s comfort for car journeys with a cosy travel bed or mat that can be easily folded and carried.

Portable water bowls and food containers are great to keep your dog hydrated and nourished on the road. Look for collapsible designs that are lightweight and convenient or all in one solutions such as the Henry Wag Leaf Bowl Water Bottle to make hydration even easier.

Identification and Documentation:

Ensure your dog’s ID tags are up to date with current contact information, including your name, phone number, and any relevant medical details. Also be sure to check that your pups microchip details are up to date. 

Entertainment and Distraction Whilst Travelling:

Pack a selection of your dog’s favourite toys and chews to keep them entertained and provide a travel companion to keep with them.

You can also consider interactive puzzle toys or treat dispensers to provide mental stimulation during long stretches of travel to use on the move or when making a pit stop. 

Adventuring in the Great Outdoors:

If you’re planning outdoor excursions such as hiking or camping, ensure your dog is equipped with a sturdy lead and harness for safety.

Portable water bottles with built-in bowls are ideal for staying hydrated during outdooractivities, two in one portable bowls are also a great option to feed and hydrate your furry friend in one.

With the right accessories and preparation, travelling with your dog can be a fun and memorable experience for both of you. From road trips to outdoor adventures, Henry Wag offers a wide range of travel must haves designed to enhance comfort, safety, and convenience for you and your furry companion. Happy Travels!

We would love to see the adventures you get up to this summer with your furry friends, be sure to tag us on social media so we can like and share!