Traveling with your dog during the holiday season can be stressful, to say the least. Just last week my dog Chelsea chose the security line at Tampa Airport to liberate herself of a bucket-worth of volcanic diarrhea. I can laugh about it now, but it was definitely something I’d like to avoid in the future.
Even if your pup doesn’t have horrific tummy-troubles when they get nervous as mine does, these tips for traveling with your dog can help your Christmas go smoothly.
When you’re planning to go on a backpacking trip with your dog, it doesn’t make sense to pack as much as you might for other types of travel. Unless you’re taking a car with you on your trip, you’re going to have to narrow down what you pack quite a bit. Having the limited space available, even when using the largest travel bags, means having to leave some of your pup’s favorite toys at home.
Here’s the ultimate checklist followed by a collection of dog travel tips for your backpacking trip with your pup.