There are approximately55 millionpet dogs inAmerica today. The recentlyreported that more petsare going on vacation.That means more and more families are taking theirbeloved dog on their autumn road trip this year.According to a study conducted by the AmericanAnimal Association (AAA), 53% of pet owners vacationor travel with their pets today. No wonder petsare welcome at many hotel chains and campgrounds,and this trend is growing. Professional dog trainerDuane Overturf shares some helpful tips when consideringtravel with your dog.
"Why leave your dog at home with a pet sitter orin a kennel when they can come along for the fun?"explains Overturf. "With a little bit of preparation,taking your dog along for the ride can be a wonderfulexperience for the entire family."
Before you make leave, research pet-friendly lodgingsand attractions. The AAA can give you names ofhotels and resorts that cater to pets, or look online atwww.takeyourpet.com, www.dogfriendly.com, www.petswelcome.com, and www.pets-allowed-hotels.com. The following are Overturf's top 10 recommendationsfor pet owners who travel:
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Duane Overturf has been training dogs in Los Angeles since 1978.He welcomes questions or comments at 818-999-3999 or by visitingwww.yourbestcompanion.com.