Winter’s the perfect time for a weekend away with your dog, with cold, crisp walks, jumping in the puddles, log fires in the evening and hearty dinners at the top of the list. With country house hotels and pubs now offering everything from dog treats to spare bedding for their pampered canine guests, it’s the perfect ‘paws’ in a busy life. Here is a rundown of our top travel essentials for dogs.
The most cosmopolitan of canines likes to make a splash on arrival, so take along a stylish fold-up travel bed like this hypoallergenic Country Wool Bed Bag by Wool & Dogs. It’s neat and chic to carry, and your pooch will get a good night’s sleep ready for a weekend of fun. Alternatively, pack a luxe dog blanket for fido to snuggle up in while you are away.
If you and fido are fitness fans, kit him out with his very own fitness tracker. Go for one with GPS in case your overly-adventurous pooch gets lost mid-sniff enjoying his new surroundings, so you can check where he is on your smartphone. This Tractive GPS pet tracker is neat and discreet and won’t cramp his style.
Everyone likes to look good on holiday, so make sure your dog’s putting his best paw forwards with this Reflector Dog Collar, by Wagwear, available from Mungo & Maud, perfect for after-dinner strolls in the night air. Reflective strips mean you’ll keep him in sight while he’s appraising those local aromas.
Those wintery nights can be a little chilly, so wrap him up warmly with this Green Tweed Waterproof Dog Coat by Chelsea Dogs – it gets a big paws up for both style and practicality, and will help stop fun-loving doggies getting too soggy in wet weather.
Weekend breaks are all about kicking back and relaxing, so while you’re chilling with a glass of red, the pooped pooches will appreciate a special treat too. We like these all-natural biscuits from Mutts & Hounds – nice, but not too naughty.
Now you have all your travel essentials for dogs, find inspiring ideas of where to head to with fido on our pet-friendly search!