5 Ways to Make Your Dog Feel At Home in a Hotel Room
1. Dogs are not allowed to stay in the same area as humans.
When they are aware that pets are prohibited in hotels, I don't condone people bringing dogs into hotel rooms.
It is disrespectful to the hotel and could trigger allergies in future guests. If you are caught, you can be fined or expelled.
You may be too concerned about being caught if you bring your dog to a hotel. This could lead you to not taking your dog for walks or out to potty as often as you need. It is uncomfortable for your dog to hold the pet for too long. This can lead to kidney problems or a urinary tract infection. It can cause weakness in the bladder muscles, which could lead to incontinence. Dogs that are not given enough exercise can become stressed and irritable. You will also be stressed and a bit on edge as you don't want your rules broken. Dogs will pick up on your emotions, and can become stressed out.
If you and your dog are allowed to stay in an establishment that allows pets, it will make you and your dog feel more at ease.
2. Request a room on the ground floor
A ground-floor room is a better option, with an exit nearby, to make it easier for potty breaks. You won't need to wait for an elevator on the ground floor. You can also climb up and down the stairs with your dog.
If your dog has to go outside in the middle of night, you'll be back in bed sooner.
3. Allow Your Dog to Explore His New Environment (With Supervision).
Dogs will first want to explore unfamiliar spaces. Before they settle in, they want to familiarize themselves with the space. Follow your dog around and let them do it. We expect hotels to be clean upon our arrival. Let me tell you, it isn't always true. My dogs have gone under the beds several times and come out eating old, disgusting food. Rotten food can cause stomach upset in your dog.
You might be spending your vacation with the emergency vet if it's something dogs shouldn't eat like sugar-free gum with Xylitol.
4. Take the comforts of home with you
My #1 tip for making my dog feel at home in a hotel is to keep him comfortable.
It's a great way to show your dog that you care. However, make sure it hasn't been washed recently! It doesn't have to smell bad, but it should still be pleasant.
5. Toys for dogs to keep them busy
Dogs who are bored will find their own entertainment. To keep your dog entertained while you are working, bathing, or running out of the room, bring toys that you can give them treats. You can also use a lick to create a relaxing effect. Don't forget to pack a plushie doll.