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    I Love Traveling!

    Hey, everyone!

    I'm NaughtyMaddie and I'm glad to be part of this forum. I have 3 dogs and I love traveling with them.
    I am planning to bring them somewhere really far from home, but I'm a little nervous if everything will be alright along with the way.
    Pillows, my eldest Dalmatian is very active. I really doubt that I can make her sit still in the car. My other two dogs are just the same.
    I' guess I need to figure out how to have a peaceful trip with them. They used to be with us for short trips and this is the first time I'll be bringing them to a longer trip.
    I really hope they'll be able to manage it without causing a mess. LOL

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    Re: I Love Traveling!

    They'll let you know when they're ready to stretch their legs. We travel with 2 big dogs on trips over 11 hours many times a year and they do fine because they remember the experience. Just being in a new place with you will be exciting for them and worth the minor adjustments you will make.
    Susan

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    Re: I Love Traveling!

    Yes, I think I should be ready for those adjustments that I need to make. It's really good to know that your dogs are already used to having long trips. Did you have a lot of stopovers during those trips?

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    Re: I Love Traveling!

    We stop every 4 hours but we have big dogs with big bladders. =o) They get so excited when they see the cooler in the kitchen. They are so grateful to be going on the trip.

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    Re: I Love Traveling!

    How did you train them to stay still and well-behaved during long trips?

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    Re: I Love Traveling!

    The first few times, we stopped a lot. After that, they know the routine. Generally, they sleep much of the way.

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    I think I need to expect those random stopovers. Hope we won't have a hard time bringing them along.
    I wonder if I still need to bring their crates or just let them sit comfortably inside the car.

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    Re: I Love Traveling!

    It is always better to crate them if they are acclimated to their crates. Otherwise, there are abundant amounts of pet harnesses.

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    Re: I Love Traveling!

    The problem is that my car's not big enough for 3 crates. I think a harness will do. I think I would be needing thicker ones because my dogs are hyperactive. I wonder where I can find durable harnesses. Is a back clip harness better than the front clip one?

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    Re: I Love Traveling!

    The most support should be in the chest like there: https://www.pettravelstore.com/products/Auto-Pet-Harness.html

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