For dog owners, consistency is the key to maintaining your sanity. However, consider rewarding yourself and your new puppy by taking a trip together. With some advanced planning and additional patience, your puppy can learn along the course of your trip and return home as a well-balanced pup.
Don’t believe us? Here are just a few of the benefits of traveling with your puppy.
- Extra Socialization We are absolute believers in the importance of socialization for dogs. This socialization in fact is a key component of our life. Traveling with your new puppy allows for the chance to meet new people. The more your puppy is socialized, the more balanced and friendly they will be as they grow.
- New sights and sounds A trip in a car, plane, or train brings lots of new sights, sounds and scents for your puppy. Exposure to these new experiences instils curiosity and confidence in your dog. The more confident your puppy is the more prepared he or she is to face new sights and sounds like an adult. Praise your pet and give them lots of love to show them that curiosity is okay.
- Increased flexibility Trips typically involve new schedules and new places which can throw a wrench in your puppy’s routine. However, a break in routine can also foster flexibility into your puppy. These changes in a timetable can show your pet that you will still meet their needs no matter what the circumstances are.
- Improved concentration Sneak in the leash work and command practice during your rest stops or at your destination to work on your puppy’s concentration. It’s difficult to pay attention during new situations. But if your puppy has practiced during these stimulating situations, they can build their concentration which can help them to be more obedient.