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Moving with a dog

Moving Long Distances With Your Pet

One of the most exciting things you can do with your pet is to take them on a long distance move. Road trips are adventures not just for humans, but it is also a great thing for pets, especially dogs. Although they obviously can’t talk to us and let us know how much they enjoy it, a head out the window and a wagging tail says it all! So for your next long distance move, be sure that you follow the advice in this guide to have a puppy approved road trip.

Before anything else, it is very important to take note that there are some laws and policies that you have to take into account and always follow when it comes to traveling with your pet. You don’t want the police to catch you on the road on your long distance road trip only to unconsciously violate a law you didn’t know about! 

Although you aren’t allowed to drive while not securing a small child in a car seat, and this is a law implemented in all of the 50 states, it’s only in New Jersey where pets are banned from riding unrestrained in cars. The worst thing is that animal restraints, particularly those intended for dogs, aren’t widely applied, although pet travel has increased 300% since 2005.

Moving With Pets Facts

  • 90 percent of  pet owners admitted that they moved with pets inside the car.
  • 98 percent of the dogs that traveled with their owners in the car aren’t restrained properly.
  • 33 percent of dog owners admit that there were instances they were distracted by their pets while driving.
  • Unrestrained pets can delay the access of emergency responders to injured human passengers.
  • Pets that are unrestrained can escape over the window and trigger another accident.
  • A dog that weighs 60 pounds will become a 2,700 pound projectile at 35 mph.

Long Distance Pet Moving Tips

 Please keep in mind the following tips so you can have a much more enjoyable and safer long distance move:

  • Do not let your dog ride with his or her head out of the car window across long distances  because debris or dirt can trigger an infection.
  • Do not allow your dog to disturb you by letting it sit on your lap while driving long distances, the problem gets exponentially more dangerous with every extra mile you drive.
  • Smaller dogs must ride in crates safe beds for dogs.
  • For bigger dogs, they must be restrained with the harnesses attached to the seat belts of the car.

Pet Moving In Conclusion

So these are the most important things that you should take into account when moving long distances with a pet and should act as a pet moving guide. Always follow these rules to have a safer long distance moving experience with your four-legged friend. So what are you waiting for? Get started implementing this advice to make sure that your pet will have an awesome time on your next long distance move!

Moving Long Distances With Your Dog