Keeping Your Dog Safe When You are Always on the Go

As a dog owner, I have always been on the go. There are days when I will be gone for hours at a time and it can be hard to find someone to watch my pup while I am away from home. This is where having a dog crate comes in handy! A crate is not only useful for when you leave your pet with someone else but also if you need a break from them yourself! In this article, we’ll discuss how to keep your pooch safe no matter what situation they’re in!

Install CCTV Cameras.

Install CCTV cameras in your house to monitor the activities of your dog while you are away. You can check up on them through an app or even access it remotely if you need to!

Give Them Their Own Space.

If they’re not crated, give them their own space where they can rest and relax without any distractions like toys, food bowls and other things that may distract them.

Read a Book!

If you’re crate training your dog, place a few of their favorite toys and treats inside the crate and read them a book or play some relaxing music with headphones on to keep them calm during this time. Watch out for signs of anxiety such as panting, pacing or barking so you can quickly react to any problems your pup might be facing.

Train Them Well!

Make sure they are properly crate trained so when you do leave them in their space, they will feel safe and secure. When I first started training my dog, the hardest part was getting her used to her crate but over time she learned how nice it is to relax in there and now she loves it!

Give Them a Walk.

If you have the time, take them on a nice long walk so they can really explore their surroundings, get some exercise and burn off any extra energy before you leave for your errands or date night. This will not only tire them out but also keep things exciting when they’re home alone.

Watch Out for Stress Signs!

If you are not around to see how they are doing, make sure someone is checking up on them every now and then to make sure everything is okay. Look out for stress signs like pacing or barking as these can be signs of anxiety which could lead to your pup trying to escape their crate in search of you!

Make Sure They Have Water.

Another thing to keep in mind is that your dog should have access to water so they don’t dehydrate when it’s hot or during a time where there could be a lack of fresh drinking water available. I always put out an extra bowl just in case and check up on them every once in awhile to make sure they’re okay.

Make Sure They Have Food!

If you are leaving for no more than a few hours, then your dog can probably go without food since it’s only some time until their next meal; however if you will be gone longer than that or overnight, I would recommend feeding them before you leave so they don’t get too hungry.

Give Them a Bone!

If your pup loves their bones, you can also give them one before you leave to keep them occupied and happy while they’re home alone! This will not only fill up some of their time but it could help prevent any chewing or barking from happening when there’s nothing else for them to do.

Only Leave If You Have To!

Finally, if you really do not have to go anywhere or cannot find someone to watch your dog while you are gone, then I would recommend trying to stay home when possible. This will keep them safe and give them some company instead of being stuck in their crate all day long with nobody around.

Keep these tips in mind when you’re always on the go and want to make sure your pet is safe at home alone!

Take Care of Your Dog’s Health on the Road with these 5 Tips

Do you have a dog? If so, you know that they are your best friend. They are always there for us when we need them most. It is important to take care of our furry friends while also being on the go with them. There are many ways that you can do this without taking too much time out of your day or breaking the bank! In this article, I am going to talk about 5 tips on how to maintain your dog’s health while still living an active lifestyle in order to make sure both the owner and pet stay happy and healthy!

Bring food and snacks

Bringing your dog’s food and snacks is the first step to maintaining their health. If you are out all day, then they can’t be eating random foods or drinking water that may not agree with them. It also means bringing more than enough of what they normally eat so that if there isn’t anywhere open for you to refill their bowl, then they won’t be left hungry!

Bring a bowl and water

Along with food, you also need to bring the bowls for your dog or else they will not have anywhere clean to eat. You can either find collapsible ones that are easy to put in your bag but still last all day or get one of those metal bowls that is super durable. Either way, just make sure that there is somewhere clean for your dog to eat.

Visit vet first

Before you even leave the house, make sure that your dog is in good condition. If they are sick or weak then it may be dangerous for them to go on long walks or play with other dogs. You don’t want anything bad happening while you are out and about!

Keep shots up to date

Just like humans, our furry family members need their shots to be fully protected. If your dog doesn’t have any then it is best that you schedule a vet appointment right away in order to get them taken care of before going anywhere.

Bring toys

Dogs love playing and even if they don’t feel like doing much when you first leave, they will still appreciate having a toy or two to play with when they get tired of just laying there.