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My Guide To Dogs On The Go

Anyone who follows me on Instagram knows how much I travel with my furry babies, Lexi and Harley. I love watching them get to explore new territories, whether it’s kicking up sand at the beach or licking freshly-fallen snow. As much fun as it is venturing away from home as a family, I know my first priority is always to keep them safe. I am constantly keeping an eye out for products meant to protect my pups while we are away from home.

Regardless if it’s a road trip or a quick drive to the store, dogs are just like us, and should really be wearing a seatbelt. One hard press on the brakes is enough to send an animal tumbling. I can’t bear the thought of what could happen in the event of an accident.

Lexi and Harley are cool in their carriers because I make sure they’re as cozy as possible. I choose carriers appropriate for their size that feature the most ventilation. I also add a soft blanket to the bottom along with one of their favorite stuffed animals for comfort. These various modes of transportation for small dogs are alright by me. My rule of thumb: if it doesn’t look like something I’d enjoy, my pets probably wouldn’t either and therefore I’ll pass.

Here are some of Lexi and Harley’s favorite ways to travel — they’re always comfortable and always in style!

Do you take your pups everywhere, too? Share your travel tips with me!

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Julianne Hough is just trying to be a nice person who dances as often as possible, usually in public. She recently wifed up to NHL star Brooks Laich and is the proud dog-mom of two pups, Lexi & Harley (they’re the real brains behind everything).
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  • Regine

    I have a 4 year old German Shepherd who is always by my side. She is such a sweethart and easy in making friends. Because I took her almost everywere since she is with me at her age of 8 weeks, she is an easy dog to travel with. My tip is to hang a little light at your leash so when you are out and it gets dark, you’ll always have it with you and the dogs are seen in the dark. Big nose-art kiss from Holland,
    XO Regine

  • Agustina Castro

    Floppy, my almost 9 year old Bichon Frise, is everyday partner, like the sister I’ve never had! I try to take her with me everywhere I go, as much as possible! If we go by car, she ALWAYS uses her seatbelt! I would never forgive myself if something happened to her during the car ride! The seatbelt is the best option when preventing her from falling or getting hit! Also, when we go to the park for a walk I let her run till she gets tired! But, as our favourite park is next to an Avenue, she uses a retractable leash because she is likely to go really near to the street! I love taking care of Floppy! Here goes a picture!!! ❤️❤️❤️

  • BeckyLee Kathryn Briggs

    Julianne, I 100% agree with this post, pets should be secured in a car seat/carrier/seat belt in a car. But in your snapchats the dogs are usually in yours or Brooks lap or unsecured on the seat. . . I highly recommend the Snoozer line of seats for dogs and using a car specific harness to secure them.

    • BeckyLee Kathryn Briggs

      Julianne, in your snap chat today, Lexi and Harley were not restrained or in a carrier, please take your own advice to heart for their sakes!

  • Lalala

    False: Dogs are 4-legged creatures and have a much less IQ than humans. Although we have some similarities, the differences outweigh them.

    • BeckyLee Kathryn Briggs

      Huh? ?

      • Lalala

        I am not quite sure what you mean by,”Huh?” BeckyLee. In my first comment I was referring to Julianne’s statement that,”Dogs are just like us.” I hope I have resolved your confusion.?

        • BeckyLee Kathryn Briggs

          She said that “dogs are just like us and need seat belts too.” It is in the context that they need to be protected when in a moving vehicle. Just like you wouldn’tet your kids be unrestrained in a moving vehicle, you shouldn’t let your dog be either. It isn’t safe for the dog or those in the car.

  • Denise Regan

    I take my little Cavie boy to see family in Colorado every summer. I find it important to remember that dogs react to travel much like we do – for instance, I have to adjust to climate and altitude and so does he. As much as he wants to run and play after a long drive, we hydrate, rest and just climb stairs for exercise the first day, after that we both can breathe easier and take in the clean mountain air.

    I also make him wear a belly band at night so he doesn’t have an “on purpose” at the host’s house.

  • Sharon Carmichael

    My Cavalier had to travel by car over 1,200 miles one way, several times a year (we had elderly relatives that needed our help). To have a special ‘dog’ seat with safety harness was really helpful. If your dog has a space of it’s own (crate/carrier) and proof of immunizations/good heath, that you can carry, you’ll be ready for emergencies. Changes in water filtration can be rough on a dog’s system when traveling. Using bottled water for your dogs when traveling can avoid upsetting your dog’s digestion and it can get used to the water when you arrive at your final destination.
    My dog has just passed, and I miss her like crazy, so I’m getting my Cavalier ‘fix’ looking at your dogs.

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