Here are our top tips for a stress-free trip for both you and your canine companion;
We understand the importance of a stress-free holiday for both you and your dog, therefore many of our dog-friendly cottages provide recommendations on nearby dog-friendly amenities, such as walking trails, pubs, and pet-friendly attractions, ensuring that your dog's needs are met throughout your stay.
Research pet-friendly attractions or activities in the area you're visiting. This could include hiking trails, beaches, or parks where dogs are allowed.
Don't forget to bring your dog's essentials like food, water, bed, toys, leash, collar with ID tags, and any medications they might need. Having familiar items can help them feel more comfortable in a new environment.
Before your trip, visit the vet to ensure your dog is up-to-date with vaccinations and is in good health for travel.
Make sure your dog is comfortable during the journey. For car travel, use a secure crate or harness.
If you're travelling by car, plan regular breaks for your dog to stretch, go for a walk, and use the bathroom.
While exploring new places, pay attention to your dog's behaviour. Some dogs might get anxious in new environments, so be patient and give them time to adjust.
Always follow the local rules regarding dogs in public spaces. Clean up after your dog and be considerate of others who might not be comfortable around dogs.
Keep your dog's safety a priority. Be mindful of hot pavements, provide shade, and ensure they have access to water at all times, especially during outdoor activities.
With nearly 15,000 dog-friendly cottages in the UK, you no longer need to leave your beloved pet behind when planning a vacation. From stunning countryside dog-friendly cottages in Derbyshire to coastal dog-friendly cottages in Wales or even Scotland, our cottages offer the perfect opportunity to create lasting memories with your furry friend. Embrace the joy of exploring the great outdoors together, knowing that you have found a welcoming and accommodating home away from home. So pack your bags, leash up your pup, and embark on a dog-friendly adventure in the beautiful corners of the UK.