Dog Road Travel Tips

Some cool products for this year’s road travel with your pooch!

Also, a FREE PET SAFETY KIT providing the following when you’re on the road:

  1. First responder decal so the police, EMT, or fire department know if your vehicle’s in an accident that there may be a pet on board.
  2. Loaded with good safety tips.

Get:

  1. Reflective tape to use when you have to walk your dog – especially if you are stopping at night or in the early morning hours when it’s dark, you want to be sure that people can see you and your dog taking a walk.
  2. First aid kit for your dog.
  3. Items to strap your dog’s kennel when traveling.  To keep it loose is a safety hazard for your dog and you!

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Three Essentials for Puppy Potty Training

When you bring home a new puppy, you want to be sure that potty training is as fast, easy, and painless as possible. By keeping in mind these three essentials, you can be sure that your pup transitions into proper elimination without hassle or too much difficulty:

Crate

If used properly, their crate, or den, can become their favorite spot in the house and it helps control toileting because dogs will not use their crates as a bathroom. However, you have to pay attention to the size of your dog’s crate. Make sure it’s large enough for your dog to stand, turn around, and lay down in comfortably but not so large that they can use a corner as a bathroom. Where you put the crate is equally as important. Dogs are very social and want to be part of the family activity. The crate should be in a bright area of the home where people are.

Diet

Your puppy’s diet is also very important in housebreaking your dog. A good premium food (no fillers, additives) will provide the nutrients your growing dog needs while ensuring their toileting isn’t compromised. Dry kibble is best, but you can use a little wet food every now and then. Be sure to feed your dog at the same time every day to control potty habits.

You

Be supportive, active, and encouraging with your pup. This is a new and exciting time for the both of you. Use potty training best practices and soon the transition will be over!

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