With summer on the horizon (only a few months away!) many of us are looking forward to making those summer holiday plans. A week away in the sun, a weekend visiting family or day trips during the school holidays are more than likely on your list of summer ‘must do’s’, but unfortunately not all members of the family can attend and that’s where the Finchley dog walker comes in with a range of services to make sure every member of the family is well looked after. Being proactive and ensuring that pet care is arranged well in advance gives you peace of mind and reassurance that your dog’s well looked after and there are various types of care available if your pet is unable to accompany you.
Choose well for your dog’s needs
Do consider your dog’s temperament before booking your pet care for the summer. If your dog is not a fan of change, then keeping things as ‘normal’ as possible while you’re away may mean booking a pet sitting service that looks after your pet in our home, making sure your pet is not alone, gets lots of attention and exercise and doesn’t have to leave the confines of what’s comfortable for him. Alternatively, you may prefer to opt for kennels, but whatever you do – check whoever is going to be looking after your pet thoroughly before booking. Things like insurance, NARPS membership etc should give you confidence that your pet is in good hands.
It’s essential to book early for your dog’s care needs – especially in summer when more people choose to go on holiday. Don’t get caught out – it’s a good idea to book care as soon as you’ve made those holiday plans, or you risk putting your dog with whoever has space at the last minute – which may leave your dog getting less than quality care.
Day trip options
During the summer holidays many families enjoy day trips to local attractions and family days out but that means leaving pets at home. If you’re away for more than a few hours, then as an experienced north London dog walker I can pop in, make sure your dog sees a friendly face and gets a long, enjoyable walk – and to top it off, I follow your training techniques to ensure consistency in your pets routine.
Taking your pet with you
If you choose a holiday that allows your pet to join you there are lots of details to consider, therefore planning early has its advantages. When you book your holiday check with the relevant embassy there are no restrictions, such as the breed of your pet. If you’re flying to your destination each airline will have its own set of rules regarding pets so ensure you are well informed and clear of the rules. Make sure your animal meets the pet travel scheme requirements prior to booking your holiday -this includes details such as a pet passport, injections, vaccinations and approved routes.
Planning ahead for your holidays ensures peace of mind by eliminating any last minute complications for yourself and your pet. Whatever care you put in place being informed, organised and prepared will ensure your furry family member has everything they need, making for a very happy holiday indeed.