15 Jun X Travel Tips To Ensure the Next Trip With Your Bully Goes Off Without a Hitch
Taking a trip across the country? Why not include your bully in on the fun? Traveling with a bully can be a challenge, considering their temperament. And it doesn’t help that discrimination exists in certain areas in select areas.
But if you prepare beforehand, you can make the next trip with your bully an enjoyable one:
Don’t buy a ticket until you reach out to your airline to see if they accommodate bully breeds. If they do, be sure to find out whether they have to travel as cargo with the luggage.
If you own a smaller dog, you may be able to bring your pet carrier in the cabin if it will fit on the floor in front of your seat.
This is the best way to travel with your bully breed. If your dog is already accustomed to car rides, it shouldn’t be an issue. Otherwise, you’ll need to start taking short, positive trips now to build up their stamina for riding in the car.
An important tip: Stop at a rest stop every three to four hours to give your dog a break. Release him from the carrier so he can stretch and have a sip of water (and food) if necessary.
Check the Areas You’ll Be Visiting
Unfortunately, there are breed-specific ordinances in some cities that prohibit bullies from visiting. Select establishments also ban bullies from occupying their premises. And others impose stringent weight limits.
These include, but are not limited to:
- Private parks
Contact the venue before your visit to inquire about their pet policy. If so, are they pet-friendly? Also, check to see if any breeds are excluded and if weight thresholds apply.
Also, avoid crowded areas if your bully lacks the proper socialization skills.
Is your bully is prone to jitters during car rides? It may be wise to ask your veterinarian if they can prescribe a drug that decreases anxiety.
The Bottom Line
Many negative myths exists about bully breeds and their temperament. But you can help dispel them during travel with the proper planning and preparation.