What can be more satisfying than seeing your pet getting commuted with nature? But as much as we want that our pet explores the new environment, safety is the most concerning thing. The outdoors can be the home of different wildlife, elements, and crawling insects from which your pet needs to feel protected.
Help your best friend stay safe with these tips while taking to the cottage:
Be reachable at the cottage
Ensure that the pet is wearing identification with the cottage address and name. For the microchipped pets, contact the provider and let them know about the weekend phone number and address. Also, look for the number of animal shelters and local communities around the cottage.
Don’t let them loose
Your pet knows his place, which is home, but at the cottage, the unleashed pet can get lost and wander off easily, can run in between the wild animal, or get hit by any vehicle. Invest in a long line so that your pet gets the freedom while walking or anchor their leash with a tie-out.
Safety while swimming
Make sure to remove slip collars or chain training collars from your dog’s neck before taking for swimming to prevent snagging on debris present in the water. Water issues like strong winds or cold temperatures can also make your dog feel tired quickly. Always keep an eye on your dog while taking on dog friendly cottages Cornwall. Also, keep him on the long line so that they stay near the shore.
Keep safe on the boat
Even the professionals in swimming need a life jacket while going out in the water. It will keep the pet safe if the water gets too rough or cold and the pet accidentally jumps overboard. With the help of the life jacket, you would be able to pull your dog easily back on the boat.
Critters lying on the cottage
Being in the cottage environment means a high risk of ticks, fleas, and parasites. Make sure to get all the vaccines done for your pet before heading towards the cottage. Also, ask for the vet’s suggestion about medications when going out to travel with a dog.
Keep the pets and wildlife separated
To keep your pet safe, you should never let your pet injure or chase wild animals. Either keep him indoors or on the leash all the time.
Create a comfortable space
Set up a mat or crate about which the dog is familiar throughout your stay. Establish where he can do his business, as most house-trained dogs feel uncomfortable in a new environment. Also, keep in mind that long weekends mean celebration, which can lead to unexpected noises. Get ready for fireworks and thunderstorms. These might cause dogs to bolt and panic. Please keep your dog inside during fireworks and play some soothing music so that he doesn’t get scared of the loud noise.
All of these will help you to develop your dog into a well-mannered canine guest from which you’ll enormously feel proud.
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