Hi Everyone with the Holiday season upon us lots of us will be travelling to visit family or just to have last minute pre-festive get away or just get away's to do that all important festive shopping or even longer breaks away and a lot of us will be bringing our pets with us rather than board them at pet hotels and kennels.So when we was sent this article by AllTheRooms and asked to share it with our readers we found that is was full of useful information that would help everyone on their trips with their pets:
Reliable routines with your pet can become unwanted public spectacles if you’re not sure what you’re doing. We have all seen the unfortunate traveller, surprised at their pet’s suddenly unruly behaviour (“He never acts like this, I don’t know what got into him!”). Thankfully, that doesn’t have to be you. Relax, our Top 5 Pet Etiquette Tips in the UK has you covered for your next trip across the pond.
Make the reservation for your pet
Don’t assume that the next place you stay will be like the last place you stayed. Whether you’re staying in a popular hotel chain or an Airbnb, confirm the pet policy before you arrive. You don’t want to arrive at your dream hotel in London and have to talk the manager into letting your pet stay there. They may have a zero tolerance policy with pets, or restrictions on size, number of animals, or breeds of animals. Avoid any surprises and do your homework before you arrive.
Find a room on the first floor
When you’re identifying your place to stay, look for a room on the first floor. While you may want to be on the top floor for the best view of Big Ben, you will be making your stay more complicated than it needs to be. Staying on the first floor means you will have quicker access to the entrance if you need to take your pet outside, avoiding unwanted encounters with other guests. Stairs, and especially elevators, are notorious for unpleasant run-ins. Do yourself a favor and book a room nearest to the entrance as possible.
Don’t leave your pets in a quiet room
It’s best to be with your pet as much as possible when travelling, but that may not always be practical. If you must leave your pet alone, make sure you leave the television on. Let the talking heads of the British Broadcasting Corporation keep your pet company. Hang the “Do Not Disturb” sign on the doorknob outside as well. Doing these things will keep your pet distracted from what is happening outside of your room.
Whether you’re staying at The Stafford London or an Airbnb in Greenwich, you want to leave the place better than it was when you arrived. You don’t want to leave marks from muddy paws or clumps of hair for someone else to clean up. Take a sheet or blanket with you from home to put on the bed and any other furniture that your furry friend may jump onto. Of course, you want to keep things clean outside, too. Familiarize yourself with the potty area where you are staying, and find an appropriate receptacle (outdoors, not indoors!) in which to deposit your pet’s waste.
Above all else, you want to keep the other guests safe. The last thing you want is for your dog to make a run for the lobby or parking lot. Before you open the door to your room, make sure your animal’s leash is fastened to their collar. Even the most polite animals can react unpredictably when stressed and in unfamiliar environments, so be prepared for unexpected behavior.
You’re all set to be the best guest with a pet your host will ever see. And wherever it is that you choose to stay, make sure you find that place with AllTheRooms.
Disclaimer:This Article was written by AlltheRooms and we have shared it because we think it is useful information that may help those travelling with their pets and we have not been paid for this post.