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Tips on Traveling in an RV With Your Dog

RV travel with pets is quite popular these days. According to a 2007 survey, 57 percent of RV owners took their pets with them when they hit the road. With a little planning you and your pet can have a great time together when you head out in your RV.

Whether you will be gone for a few days or a few months, here are some tips to get your dog ready for an RV trip.

  • Take a trip to the vet. Have your vet check out our dog before you go on a trip. Make sure your dog is up-to-date on his vaccinations, especially his rabies vaccination. You will need to take his shot records with you when you travel. Although it rarely happens, you could be asked to show proof of vaccination for rabies when you cross a state line or if you are stopped by police so make sure you keep your dog’s paperwork in the glove box or somewhere so it will be easy to produce if you are stopped.
  • Make your dog travel-ready. When traveling in a car or van it’s usually best for a dog to be safely secured in a crate or harness. They keep a dog from being tossed around and injured in case of an accident. Many people also like to use these safety methods when they travel with their dog in an RV. A crate is always a good idea when you travel in case you need to contain your dog for some reason. If your dog gets motion sick you can prepare for it before you travel. Ask your vet to recommend something for the trip. Allow your dog to spend some time in the RV and get used to it when it’s not moving.
  • Collect your dog’s things. Before going on your trip you will need to gather together your dog’s things. Even dogs have to pack! Be sure to take his bed, his favorite toys, his leash (and a spare), an extra collar, and his food and water dishes. You will also need to take dog food with you. If you feed a popular dog food then you should be able to buy more as you travel but if you feed a food that’s hard to find it’s a good idea to take enough with you for the trip. Also, be sure that your dog is wearing his collar with good identification on it. It should have at least one way to contact you or your vet. If your dog is microchipped this will help, too, in case he gets lost while you are traveling.
  • Keep your dog comfortable. When traveling you should plan on stopping for a potty break about every three hours. You should be able to find nice rest areas with places designated for walking dogs. Try to keep the temperature in the RV comfortable for your dog.
  • Look for pet-friendly campgrounds. You can identify these campgrounds before you begin your trip. Some campgrounds welcome pets and some are simply more open to them. In either case, it’s best to go where your dog is wanted.
  • Keep an eye on your dog. Do watch your dog when he’s outside the RV. There are a couple of good ways for your dog to stretch his legs a little when you travel. You can purchase an x-pen or exercise pen with multiple wire panels and set it up for your dog. Dog show exhibitors often use these pens when they travel. Just clip the wire panels together and you have a small fenced area. They aren’t terribly sturdy but they allow your dog to be outside and off-leash. You can also buy a mobile wireless fence. This kind of fence works much like an underground fence but it uses radio waves and, when your dog wears the collar, it will warn him when he gets too close to the boundary. Wireless fences cost more (about $300-400) but they allow your dog to have more room to run off-leash. Remember that you should always watch your dog when he’s outside on a trip.

If you follow these suggestions then you and your dog should have a great trip together when you travel in your RV!

Global Resorts Network Offers Opportunity For Travellers And Affiliates

It can be pretty hard to find a company which has the tools to provide a great opportunity for the customer but at the same time provide an amazing prospect for its associated affiliates. Within the travel business there is very few names that have achieved this balance of opportunity with prospect.

At the heart of any solid companies success, is the product. Within the travel industry, a solid product would need to have many benefits and limited restrictions.

  • Features of a Reputable Travel Membership

A reputable company should offer traveller’s the ability to make reservations in a way that is not only convenient and easy but also genuine money savers. Unlimited travel savings for life, without the fine print. Membership should also entitle you to travel as often or a little as you like without penalty. Of course, let’s not forget the actual travel itself. Ideally, you should be able to visit top destinations in your own country or all over the world. Destination determined by you the traveller, not a number crunching manager. So to put it short, you should have total control with respect to an itinerary and the expenditures associated with it.

  • Save Money With A Travel Membership

Let’s talk value as the more you can save on your travel expenses, the better. Savvy travellers like to enjoy the various discounts and other savings associated with assorted packages. Having a membership should be a time and money saving investment that pays you with massive travel discounts for life. Ideally the membership would be fully transferable so even your extended family and friends can take advantage of the massive discounts.

  • How To Spot A Scam

It is worth remembering that like any other industry the travel business is also plagued with those who seek to take advantage of the traveller by hiking their own fees. A quality travel membership would mean that you would not have to pay any hidden fees.

The basis behind the attraction to a quality travel membership company, for travellers and affiliate’s, is by way of a lifetime membership for discount travel and accommodation combined with an income opportunity. Although the term ‘discount’ is bandied about in the industry quite frequently, do your homework and you will find genuine savings are achievable.

  • Make Money With A Travel Membership

Affiliates of travel memberships should receive generous sales commissions per sale with residual commission payments build into the structure. Any switched on affiliate always looks for an opportunity that provides both front end and residual commissions. The commission structure should encourage development of the people you introduce to the opportunity, and not be an MLM opportunity.

The next time that you question the idea of timeshare or travel club, consider the following fact. For many families travel memberships are the only way to enjoy an affordable time of relaxation and pampering, while at the same time providing a large number of independent affiliates the opportunity to make a living and support their own families by working from home. Travel memberships truly are an attractive opportunity for the traveller and affiliate.