Having a pet such as a dog come along with you when travelling can be good fun and will provide you with company, but just like kids, dogs will get bored! A bored dog will make the trip very stressful for both of you.
Ensure that your dog does like to travel. A dog that hesitates in getting into your vehicle, gets apprehensive when driving or suffers from motion sickness is probably better off at home.
-----Response from Vicki:
Drivers, how do you keep your pet occupied -- that is, not bored -- while you're driving? What other tips on dog travel (or pet travel) can you provide, especially money saving tips?
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