Guide to dog friendly canal boat holidays UK

17th June 2019

It’s always hard when you’re looking forward to a family trip away, but have to leave your beloved pet behind at home. However, fear not – with ABC Boat Hire and one of our dog friendly canal boat holidays, your furry friend can join you on board! Learn everything from our guide to dog friendly holidays on the canal today.

Pet friendly canal boat holidays

From what necessities you need to pack to the do’s and don’ts of canal boat holidaying with your pet, find out everything you need to know about our pet friendly canal boats – and how to ensure both your dog and the whole family makes the most out of their trip away:

What to pack for your dog friendly canal boat holiday

It’s important to ensure your pet feels right at home on their jollies, just as much as the family does. And what better way to remind them of home comforts than with their favourite toys, blankets and treats?


Canal doggy training

When you’re away on your dog friendly holiday, it’s important to remember that your canine companion may need a bit of guidance on what they can or can’t do around the canal. Although the canal walkways are perfect for walks down the tow path and fresh air for them to enjoy, ensuring your dog is well behaved at all times is important for you all to have a successful holiday on the water.


Travelling to your pet friendly canal boat

And of course, you may have to do some travelling by car to reach the destination of your new canal boat home. Make sure your dog doesn’t suffer from travel sickness – they’re likely to lie in the dog bed and not move too much if they feel travel sick, so ensure you stop for regular breaks so they’re not stuck in the car for too long. However, if you have a particularly lively dog who’s ever so interested in the fast-moving world around him, it may be worth considering a doggy seat belt or cage for the boot – depending on how long your drive is.

Need more information on our pet friendly canal boat holidays? Take a look at our guide on weekend breaks with dogs in the UK. Alternatively, ABC Boat Hire is here to help with any of your canal boat related questions and advice you may need – simply get in touch with us today.

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