Considering that so many of us within the UK are dog owners, it is not surprising that we arrange holidays around our pets. A static caravan offers a lot of flexibility and lets you design your own holiday, however there are still things to consider when taking your furry friend. Does the site allow dogs? What do you need to pack? If you are looking for answers, then keep reading our guide below on static caravan holidays.
Dog-Friendly Caravan Parks
It is very important that you stay in a dog-friendly holiday park. This information is usually available via a park’s website or brochure, however it is also best to call ahead to see if there are any other additional rules. These often include keeping your dog on a lead, making sure they do not bark in the night and picking up their mess. There may be more rules, so it is best to be sure of them before you book your stay.
You should also keep in mind what type of holiday you are looking for. If you are looking for lots of nature walks for you and your dog, then a countryside location is best. However, if you want to be near a beach, then you should also check if the beach allows dogs and at what time of year. Look at the surrounding areas of each caravan park to choose the best location.
Taking Your Dog on Holiday
There are a number of things that you should pack to make sure your dog enjoys their holiday. These can include:
• Water and food bowls – there are now collapsible versions that make for lighter packing!
• Portable dog water bottles for when you are out walking.
• Dog towel for after you wash their muddy paws.
• Their bed or seat covers so you can protect the furniture.
• Any toys to make them more comfortable.
• Their favourite treats to make them happy in a new environment.
It is important to make your dog feel comfortable while travelling, so make sure they are acclimatised to being in a car. Take them on shorter journeys to allow them to get used to the motion. Then, on longer journeys, stop frequently to make sure they get water and a toilet break. When you get to your caravan, allow your dog to take in all the new sights and smells, as they will probably be more excited than you!
Looking for a New Static Caravan?
If you are looking for a static caravan in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset or Dorset, then visit KC Caravans. With years of experience we can help you choose the best option for you, so get in contact with us today.