Posted on: 4 February 2016
Going on an RV vacation means a lot more freedom than a vacation with a flight and hotel room. In an RV, you can travel at your leisure and stop where you would like, for as long as you like. It also means that you can take your dog or cat on vacations if you would like. There are some things that you will need to do in order to prepare for a vacation. If you are interested in taking a trip with your pets, here is how you should prepare them before and on the RV vacation.
Prepare the RV with all of their belongings
In order to bring your pet along with you on an RV trip, you should bring along all of your pets necessities and favorite things. Bring along pet food, water bottles, bowls, leashes, and all of their favorite things, such as chew toys. This will help your pet be more comfortable on the trip, plus make sure that they have something to do during the trip. If possible, take your pet on rides around the neighborhood in the RV to acclimate them to being comfortable riding in the RV before you go a long distance.
Change the room in front of them
Most RVs are capable of being changed around, such as pulling a bed out from the couch or folding down a table to create a dining room. If this is the case with your RV, change the RV around with your pet inside. This way your pet will not be frightened by you pulling structures down and they will be able to perform a sniff inspection so that nothing in the RV is "new" to them. Changing the room with your pet inside will also give you a chance to determine if your pet will have enough room to roam around within specific furniture set ups.
Find the dog-friendly RV spots
When you get to an RV campground, like Beach RV Park, you should look around to find a dog-friendly spot. A nice woody area with lots of grass and plants are often a favorite of dogs, as they hold space to run, roll around, and plenty of natural items to sniff. Take your dog to relieve themselves in this area often and be sure clean up after them. Bring a retractable leash to give your pet some freedom, while keeping them in eyesight and operational abilities at all times.Share