Staycationing has experienced a boom in the last couple of years. However, it’s always been a firm favourite for dog owners! There are so many dog friendly destinations in the UK. From the munroes of Scotland to the mountains of the Peak and Lake Districts. Not forgetting the coastal peninsulas of Cornwall and Devon too! There’s something for everyone right here in the UK. If you’re thinking about treating your dog to a holiday this year, check out these reasons to road trip with your dog!

Five Reasons to Road Trip with Your Dog This Summer | Henry Wag

To Explore Somewhere New

There are so many dog friendly destinations across the UK. Depending on your interests you’re guaranteed to find somewhere new to explore. Whether it’s a weekend city break for you and your pup or something a little more rural and outdoorsy, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to road trip locations!

Sometimes we all get stuck in a bit of a rut when it comes to our daily routine. Switching your location up for a few days is sometimes all we need. Swapping suburban streets for beach walks or mountain trails every now and then does a world of good for both you and your pup!

To Enjoy New Activities and Attractions Together

Activities such as canicross, dog yoga, paddle boarding and hiking with dogs have rocketed in popularity over the last few years. There are so many dog related outdoor pursuits you can try together. You can even find specific clubs and taught sessions that are dog friendly too.

If you and your pup prefer something quieter and gentler, you could try a dog friendly afternoon tea or trip walk around country estate grounds. There are of course a wide range of dog shows and festivals held across the UK throughout the year. Why not tie in one of these events with your road trip with your dog?

To Expand Their Socialisation and Training

Travelling with your dog also provides the perfect opportunity to practise your training together. Whether that’s learning how to settle in dog friendly cafes and restaurants, meeting new breeds of dog your pup hasn’t come across at home or teaching them how to adapt to tents and campsites.

Road trips with your dog can also be a valuable enrichment tool. Especially if you’re consciously tailoring new experiences to your pup’s personality and wellbeing. A number of day trips and attractions are also dog friendly in the UK, including wildlife parks, boat trips and even some castles and National Trust properties. These provide the perfect opportunity to put skills like loose lead walking to the test!

To Reconnect with Your Dog

Our modern day lives are often hectic. We’re constantly trying to balance work and life, plus the additional pressures associated with our digital lives. In all the hustle and bustle it’s easy to neglect the activities that bring us satisfaction, such as spending time out adventuring with our pets. 

Taking your dog on a road trip or weekend away is the perfect opportunity to disconnect with the online world. Instead it will help you to really focus on the things in life that bring you joy.

To Create Lasting Memories Together

Arguably one of the most important reasons for taking a road trip with your dog this summer is to create lasting memories that you will cherish. As dog owners we’re all to aware that our time with our four legged friends is limited. It’s all about making the most of the happy years we do have together. 

Five Reasons to Road Trip with Your Dog This Summer | Henry Wag

Why do you enjoy road tripping with your dog? What’s been your favourite dog friendly trip so far?

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