Behaviour in a hotel
What are those things we have to pay attention to when our dog is travelling with us?
When you book your accommodation make sure to book a pet friendly hotel or motel. The best is if you search for an accommodation where your pet is most welcome and maybe they have also specialised for these types of guests.
Most accommodations charge a pet fee. This is for the extra cleaning after dogs. Do not try to hide your pet or smuggle them into your room.
Most accommodations ask that you do not leave the pet alone in the room for obvious reasons. You may have to order “take out” or room service. Ask at the desk if there are any restaurants with outside dining nearby and check with them to see if pets are welcome on their patio.
Be courteous to other guests in the hotel and keep your pet leashed, quiet, and well behaved while you are there. Walk your pet in designated areas and be sure to clean up after them.
For longer trips we should take pet food with us. This is easy to handle and keeps for long. The canned food comes useful where it is not easy to get fresh meat for your dog. If you would not take enough food for your dog and have to get something local, the least time for your dog getting used to the new meal is about 1 week. So it is especially practical to take the usual food for your dog for journeys to abroad. This way your dog – besides all the new experiences – does not have to overcome this matter, too.
When you arrive at your destination take your pet around their new home, and show them where you have placed their food, water, and bedding. Ask the locals if there are parks nearby where your pet can exercise. Take him/her for a walk so your dog can explore the smells of the neighbourhood.
Most of all enjoy your vacation with your best friend! You both will be glad you took each other!