With the fall football season around, there can be enough excitement in the air already. You guys must be planning tailgating. However, leaving your furry friend behind while you have a blast outside can feel creepy if you are a pet parent. A sense of guilt can grip your conscience. Since dogs often avoid noise and crowds, it doesn’t matter if you keep them at home for comfort. Still, you can decide to take them along after deliberating thoroughly. How do you pull this planning successfully? Let’s figure out what you can do.
Dog’s personality or nature
Understanding how they feel amid the crowd is essential if you plan to tailgate with your dog. Did they attend large gatherings in the past? If not, this adventure can prove costly. The noisy group can be stressful for your pet to deal with. If there is time for tailgating, you can prepare your pup for the event by exposing it to smaller groups initially. However, things become a lot easier if your pet enjoys crowds. You only need to think about their comfort at the site.
Ensure that the place allows pet entry. Since some sites often prohibit dogs from entering, you may have to drive them back. It will ruin not just your but your eager dog’s mood as well. You can blame yourself more for not checking things properly.
Check the weather conditions, too. It should be conducive for your pet. A sunny day can cause dehydration and other issues. Likewise, colder temperatures will have their effects on them. If rain is expected, carry suitable dog gear for their protection.
Take this experience as going on a road trip. You will spend long hours in a car away from home. So, keeping sufficient water and dog food is essential. Carry some toys as well to keep them engaged. You can pack things based on temperature to keep them warm or cool.
Since it will be busy, please keep your dog on a leash for safety. Otherwise, it can go missing, which will spoil all the planning. Also, keep your pet safe from other dogs and people who can misbehave. Some pet owners put them in crates to provide a cozy environment. However, locking them in a car can be risky. They can succumb to heatstroke.
Your love for your pet makes you include them in every event of your life. Everyone should be like you in this matter. However, don’t allow your emotions to overpower logical judgments. If crowds and noise affect them, it’s better to let them stay home in their familiar and safe surroundings. You can spend time with them once you’re back home. It can be challenging, but this is for the well-being of your dear furry friend. After all, you intend to keep him happy. So, decide otherwise if you have plans for tailgating with friends. However, if your pet is ready for such situations, drive them along with all the necessities. Also, watch over them even when they look comfortable and joyful.