Tips for travelling with a dog

Travelling with a dog doesn’t have to be a difficult task. There are many practices you can put in place to keep your dog safe while also ensuring your trip is a success. Here at Horizons at Peregian, we provide a range of dog-friendly accommodation options and over the years we’ve picked up a few tips for successfully travelling with pets. Have a read below as we reveal our top 4 tips for travelling with a dog.

Consider dog-friendly accommodation

These days, there are many dog-friendly accommodation options to choose from. From holiday apartments to camping grounds, there is usually something to suit a range of needs and budgets. Don’t just assume that there aren’t accommodation options out there for your pet! Do your research—travelling with dogs is becoming more popular, which means more accommodation facilities are adapting. If you’re set to visit the Sunshine Coast region, Horizons provides a range of pet-friendly accommodation options. We welcome all well-behaved small dogs up to 10kgs.

Be respectful of others

Travelling with a dog is made a smoother process for everyone when you consider those around you. Be sure that you’re prepared with your dog’s leash along with plenty of doggy waste bags. Always keep your dog on his leash and be mindful that not everyone you meet is going to love dogs the way you do! Try to teach your dog some manners before heading off—this will come in handy when you need him to “sit” or “stay” at a crucial moment.

Do your research before you leave

It’s important to note that not everywhere you visit on your next holiday will welcome dogs. You might be surprised by the large number of National Parks around Australia that have a strict “no dogs” policy. If you plan on visiting a lot of places like this, it’s best to conduct your research first to determine whether there are any bucket list items your pooch may be stopping you from seeing.

Travelling interstate with a dog

If you plan on travelling around Australia with your dog or at least crossing over into a different state, be mindful that there are sometimes biosecurity rules in place. Rules will vary from state to state and they will often change—so be sure to check out the official government website before locking in your next trip.

Have we helped you better prepare for travelling with a dog? For more information on the dog-friendly accommodation options at Horizons, be sure to get in touch with our helpful team today on 07 5448 3444.


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