Keeping Your Dog Entertained on Long Journey’s

If you are planning on going on a long journey with your dog, it is important that you assess their needs and make sure that they are happy, content, comfortable, and entertained. Dogs are different and need more routine and discipline, just like little kids. If you would like to make your travels as stress free as possible. You should pack for your dog, as they cannot pack their favorite toys and things that remind them of home. Here are a few tips.

Familiar Smells

If you want your dog to feel less stressed you might want to help them feel at home in the car or when you are migrating as a family. You can take their blanket of their travel bed with you, so they will not have to get used to so many new things. After all, the sense of smell of dogs is much stronger than ours, and anything unusual can make them feel uneasy.

Comfortable Temperature

It is crucial that you keep a comfortable temperature whether you are traveling in the car or on the bus or train. In case you are in a bed and breakfast accommodation, you will need to ensure that you are checking the temperature. You might not know but dogs can get travel sickness and catch a cold, too, so always provide them with enough fresh air to keep comfortable.

Favorite Toys

To make your four-legged friend happy and keep them entertained, you will also have to make them feel like nothing has really changed. Pack their favorite toys and change them regularly, so they don’t get overwhelmed or bored. If you have a  puppy, you will need more than a comfortable blanket to get them to release their energy and improve their wellbeing.

Regular Walks

No matter if you have a hundred miles to cover or a thousand, you will have to ensure that you give your dog the exercise they need. There are some great portable exercise boards that will make it easier to keep them engaged and challenged. You can also get some leashes and accessories that will make your life easier. You can view the range of accessories available for dog walkers online to choose the right solution for you.


You will also have to make sure that your dog is engaged with his environment and their imagination is stimulated, especially if they are young. You will need to expose them to different smells, scenes, terrain, and challenges, so they can make the most out of the rest periods and recharge their batteries, while burning all the energy they need. After all, you don’t want to deal with a bored puppy at the back of the car, trying to destroy your seats.

Going on a  long haul trip with your dog can be challenging. Before you plan the journey, take into consideration their needs for exercise and stimulation, as well as their temperament, likes, and dislikes. This will make your journey more enjoyable.


Hi! I'm Chaz. I'm the Founder of The Green Button Project, I run my own mental health blog, and I'm also a mental health volunteer with Time to Change and I also love dogs.

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