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So we have a family wedding in a few weeks time, it's about and 8-9 hour drive. I'm just looking for advice, tips and everyone's experienced with long car journies. I know a lot of you do long trips with your dogs so any advice I'm all ears.

Busters generally good in the car, used to get sick when he was younger but never has since. He'll have the whole of the boot of the car to himself but I was thinking of stacking some luggage next to his sleeping area that way it'll be a little more enclosed and it'd be easier for him to settle with less space to roam.

He hasn't slept in his crate in a long time but I'm gonna buy him a new one tomorrow and start doing some refresher work crating just so he's cool with being left in the crate in our accommodation.

Was thinking of having a Kong prepared for him, possibly a knuckle bone to gnaw on for half way through our journey. We plan on stopping a couple of times at least so he can stretch his legs.

Anything I'm missing? Any particular item that makes your holidays/travel easier?

Thanks :D
 

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We travel frequently with our girl. We just lay her bed down in the boot, she lies quietly on it (doesn't sleep, just lies and stares up and out of the window). We usually stop 1x every 4-5 hours to let her have a run around, drink some water -- never more then a 15-20 minute stop while the car is being re-fueled and human bladders emptied.

We used to leave bully sticks or other chews with her, but she ignores them so we stopped. My parents dog loves toys while traveling though so it's all personal preference.
 

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Thank you both.

We're leaving super early so we'll have the park to ourselves to really tire him out. He's a good boy so he'll be fine.

I'll take a bunch of different things just incase he fancies one more than the other. If he doesn't want any of them I'll just leave him be. He'll lie down after a while in the back anyway but just want to be prepared. It's 99% motorway on the way down anyway so no bumpy, windy country roads :)
 

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He'll probably sleep the whole time haha
I've driven 24 hours with Aspen. I packed all sorts of stuff to keep her occupied and she barely touched any of it :)
 
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