Introduction: A guide for traveling Louisiana with your dog
You will probably end up having to plan your vacation around the dog. A good rule of thumb is that dogs should not take up more than 10% of your time during the day and have at least 3 hours of exercise for every 24 hour period. This is about the same exercise and attention that you would expect from an energetic dog in your home.
People with dogs should not expect to travel at the same speed as people who don’t have dogs. Dogs need to smell everything, they will stop and smell everything, they will even stop to smell things in your path that might be stepping-stones or rocks. They may run around you or play with other dogs while on a walk and they are not so good at keeping their lead straight when they are interested in something else. Don’t be afraid to slow your pace or even stop for a moment if you have to. They will wait patiently for you as long as they know that you are coming back!
What type of Leash is Best for Traveling?
Dogs should be walked on a leash that is thin and flexible enough to prevent tangles. It is not necessary to use a retractable leash, but if you do, please ensure that your dog knows how to respond correctly to a verbal command. It just makes sense. Please also make sure you know how the device works and know what to do if it malfunctions while walking. Most importantly, ensure your dog has a good heel position when walking on leash.
What are the Laws Regarding Pets in New Orleans?
The City of New Orleans only allows dogs to be taken to certain areas of the French Quarter and to Dr. Bob’s Pet Hospital on St. Claude Ave in the Marigny. However, many hotels allow pets as long as they behave properly and do not make much noise. We suggest that you check with your hotel about this before you leave home.
How to Keep Your Dog Safe and Comfortable During a Car Ride?
We recommend that you use a harness rather than a collar when traveling in the car. This allows for more stability and control of your dog. Also, it is important to have safety belts made from seat belt material installed in your vehicle so that you can secure the harness to them during travel. If you don’t have this, please check with the manufacturer of your vehicle.