Hello hoomans. I am Troy. An 18 months old long coat German Shepherd. I love car drives and “my spot” is the window seat. This is a story of how my momma turned my love for car rides into an adventurous road trip last winter from Agra to Auli.
Everytime I pack my bags, along with the excitement of a wanderlust loaded itinerary comes the heartache of leaving my pet behind with someone. But last winter was different. My 6 month old german shepherd loves car rides so I decided to take him on his first road trip away from the hot winds of Agra for his first snowfall in the quaint hill station of Auli.
Despite the glamour of road tripping and the passion for photography, travelling with a dog comes with its own set of challenges. And nothing better than a car to experience it all in. It gives your pet a familiar space and means that you can carry enough food and water around at all times and a great way to bunk up in if the place you are going to wont allow dogs on public transit.
I prepared the rear seat of my car accordingly, with a comfortable hammock dog seat cover ( available on Amazon ) to contain all the hairshedding and dirt which is a given on any road trip. Its always advisable to keep spare leashes and collar / body harness to ensure your pets comfort throughout the trip. I also packed my dogs extra towels, food bowl and a couple of chew toys to keep him busy. I loaded up on some wet dog food packets, bread packets and bananas because I was uncertain if I could get raw chicken pieces for him during the trip. And most importantly, like humans, dogs can get car sick too. So always make it a point to consult a vet and keep a stock of the necessary medication for your dog to prevent car or mountain sickness.