It's coming up on summer now and we're all getting ready for our trips to the cabin, long rides on the road, and sunny days in the open.
And, of course, your dog is just as excited about all of it as you are.
But, traveling with your dog isn't always easy, tidy, or organized and sometimes having a few extra accessories can make all the difference between a relaxing trip and a stressful one.
With that in mind, let's go over some of your options for dog accessories on the road.
Seat covers - If your dog tends to shed a lot, or get dirty, then you're more than likely going to want to buy a seat cover for your backseat.
You can get them custom made, but more than likely you'll find one that's the right size and style for you and your dog.
For particularly large dogs that like to move around the backseat a lot, consider getting a dog hammock.
These hammocks essentially keep your dog snugly comfortable while providing total protection for the back of your car.
Kennel - If your dog has a tendency to jump between the front and back seats, tries to get onto your lap when you're driving, or is always trying to get out the window; get yourself a suitable kennel until your dog learns some road manners.
Driving is very exciting for your dog and they may not always understand the dangers, give them time and play it safe until they start to calm down and sit still on trips.
Travel Dog Bowl - You may not be aware of this, but when those little amounts of water come dribbling onto your floor or seat because of a bump, swerve, or overly enthusiastic dog, they inevitably cause damage and potentially mold.
Having a dog dish in the car isn't a bad idea, but make sure you have a way to make it stay snugly in place.
Find something that resists spilling and is preferably made of something more durable than plastic (as the cold can make it crack).