This is so exciting! Only 1 week to go! Just a few last minute reminders. Remember to bring the following;
Just a few more days to go! Are you Excited? I know your dogs are ready for some fun! We have been waiting ALL YEAR and now it is finally here.
Most of the following are common sense precautions- but please review them as a reminder. Better safe than sorry.
Attach your dog's leash BEFORE you open the car door. Dogs get excited and want to jump out. Keep them under control at all times. You don't want them bouncing out of the car and right into trouble!
Keep your dog hydrated-you are heading to high elevation. I know it is tempting to restrict water when you are traveling to reduce rest stops, but you need to arrive in Tahoe hydrated. Take the extra few minutes to get out of the car and stretch everyones legs. You will be a more alert driver and arrive more refreshed and so will your dog.
Do not EVER leave your dog in a hot car. Temperatures can soar 20 degrees in less than 10 minutes.
Make sure your dog is wearing his ID tag with your MOBILE number on it at all times.
Keep your dog all the way inside the vehicle. There is nothing like the wind in your hair and the sun on your face but flying objects, things kicked up from the road, other vehicles, and sudden stops can lead to injury and tragedy.
Travel with an emergency kit; antiseptic, bandages, roll of gauze, eye wash, benadryl, extra water are the minimum.
Make sure your dog is safely secured at all times.
Concrete & asphalt get VERY hot. Be mindful of this when you ask your dog to jump out of the car or walk across it. If it is too hot to press your hand on, then it is too hot for your dog to walk on.