When going on a long holiday weekend, most pet lovers love to bring their pet animals along to play with and have a fun time with family. This is a great time not only for kids who’ll enjoy the free time playing under the basking sun in the playground but also for your pets, especially dogs who want to play fetch and go on a dip in the water. Most dogs enjoy playing physical activities with their masters or even strangers because some of them, especially a Lagotto Romagnolo, is very much sociable which makes this furry creature a perfect family companion.
You have your bags packed as well as your kids’. Now what are the things that you need to bring for your “friend”? If you choose to spend weekend in your in-laws’ farm to do some boating and fishing, you can take your Lagotto Romagnolo along. Most dogs are natural born swimmers which make them not afraid of the water. However, there are a few things that you still need to take note to make sure that your trip to the countryside will go as pleasantly as you have wished for. Just like you and your kids, safety comes first before anything. Your dog should have its own life jacket when both in and near the water. Though most dogs know how to paddle, it’s always important to stay safe as much as possible. Even for other dog breeds like American Water Spaniel, Barbet, Boykin Spaniel, Bedlington Terrier, Cantabrian Water Dog, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Curly Coated Retriever, Epagneul Pont-Audemer, Flat-Coated Retriever, Golden Retriever, Irish Water Spaniel, Labrador Retriever,Münsterländer (large and small), Nova Scotia Duck Toller, Otterhound, Portuguese Water Dog, Spanish Water Dog, Standard Poodle, Newfoundland ,Puli and Wetterhound, safety shouldbe a top priority.
Aside from the life jacket, you must keep in mind a few more items which your dog will need every time you plan a family getaway.
1. A comfortable towel.
2. An extra dog shirt or a water resistant sweater
3. A pooper-scooper or a trash bag
4. A non-spill water bowl
It’s also important to bring shade for your dog so that he/she will have his/her own relaxing place for resting. Prepare items that would secure his paws from extreme heat when out there in the lake or in the fields.
Considering these tips will not only make your vacation exciting and worthwhile for your dog but it will also bring you closer to him/her, which is the most important thing. After all, dogs are man’s bestfriend.