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Vacation

Vacations for both dog and dog owner Most dog owners, of course, want to bring their dogs on vacation and there are many options that suits both dog and dog owners. Here are some tips for the vacation to be a wonderful experience.

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n order for both you and your dog to have a relaxed and enjoyable time together, there are a few things to keep in mind when planning your holiday. Whether it’s a long trip to warmer countries or a major city holiday that’s in mind, you might want to plan for an alternative at home for your dog. Maybe a neighbour or good friend can fit your dog while you’re gone or the dog can live on a well-managed dog’s pension. But if you’re going to hang out at the cottage, wander in the mountains or camp in the summer, of course, your dog will have to hang out. TRAVEL WITH YOUR DOG

If you go with your own car, it’s important to keep in mind that you need to walk your dog, so do many stops along the way and make the tours as short as possible. Remember to never

leave the dog in the car a hot summer day! If you are traveling by train, it may be good to be out in good time to get a place where pets are allowed. An increasing number of bus companies allow pets but the rules vary and can change quite quickly so do an extra check before you travel.

IF YOUR DOG RUNS AWAY

Make sure you and your dog are registered at Animal ID.se - the Swedish Kennel Clubs Ownership register. If your dog runs away, it’s easy to get around when the dog is registered. More travel tips can be found at: www.skk.se/resamedhund

STAY ACTIVE IN YOUR VACATION

Even if the dog may also need to relax during the holidays, they still like to do activities of different kinds. Hiking in the woods and fields is of course an excellent activity that is both relaxing and active at the same time. If you bring the tent it will be extra fun, dogs usually like to get together with their flock. You can also go on a course with your dog. Perhaps you want to try out dog sports like agility or nose work or just have a better obedience. Clubs within the Swedish Kennel Club and various private companies organize courses and camps during the summer.

Text: Måns Engelbrektsson Photo: Malin Lindholm

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MagazineSweden issue no 5 2019  

Magazinesweden is published 10 times a year. Are you on vacation or visit any event in Sweden you read Magazinesweden . In the magazine we h...

MagazineSweden issue no 5 2019  

Magazinesweden is published 10 times a year. Are you on vacation or visit any event in Sweden you read Magazinesweden . In the magazine we h...

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