Planning a getaway this holiday weekend without your dog? Here are 3 DON’TS to reference when preparing for a trip sans pup. Avoiding these mistakes will help to ensure the time away is great for everyone. Bon Voyage!
1. Don’t let your pup see your suitcase! Why? Seeing the suitcase may trigger an anxious response.
2. Don’t make a big deal about saying goodbye, drop them off like it’s a regular day. The big, over-the-top goodbye can also trigger their anxiety.
3. Don’t change your pup’s diet, or give them more treats than usual before a trip—even if you feel guilty. This can lead to an upset tummy, diarrhea, or even vomiting, and their boarding stay won’t begin on a good note.