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Logistics of travelling with a dog in your campervan

As many of our followers already know – The Dub Hut team loves dogs! We have Vinnie (The Rottweiler), Ollie (The Jack Russell) and our cheeky doggie boss Winnie (The Schnauzer).

They come into work everyday, so when we travel and go away in our campers, we love nothing more than taking our dogs with us, enjoying some lovely long walks, pub lunches and peaceful evenings around the camp fire.

So how do we do it?

Dog-friendly campervans

For us personally, we have a VW Transporter T6.1 SWB. That means we tend to let the dogs have their beds in the living area and we sleep in the pop top. Can you imagine trying to sleep on our R&R bed with our Vinnie taking up all of the space?! That would be a sight!

Travelling with a dog is mostly about planning ahead for their needs as well as your own.

Our priority has always been maximising space and cleanliness for an easy camping experience.

When you own a campervan, there are so many options for enjoying some time away with your dogs. They are especially popular with our customers who love to surf or hike.

Camping Inspiration

Some of our customers have made fantastic arrangements for their pets on the road:

Campervan conversions can offer a cosy environment that feels like a home on wheels for both you and your pets. A camper can provide easy access to water, treats and a comfy bed, plus outside access with awnings, leads and screw in tethers for freedom to roam in safety.

Top tips for pet-friendly travel

Plan Pet-Friendly Routes. Research pet-friendly campsites, hiking trails, and attractions along your route to ensure that your furry friends are welcome everywhere you go. Bear in mind the temperature in your van when on the road. It’s a great idea to stop every 1-2 hours for a toilet break and a chance to stretch.

Pack your dog’s essentials

Don’t forget to pack essentials such as food, water, bowls, bedding, toys, leash, collar with ID tags, first-aid kit, and any medications your dogs may need.

It’s a great idea to make a note of the emergency contact details of vets near your destination.

Safety whilst driving

Your dogs need to be secured in your vehicle by law in the UK.

Secure your dogs with harnesses and/or crates while driving to prevent accidents and ensure their safety. Familiarise yourself with pet-friendly road regulations and safety guidelines on the country you are in.

Creepy crawlies

Keep you and your pets safe on the road with adequate tick and flea prevention and treatments. This is especially true if you’re heading out into the countryside for long walks. Some diseases such as Lyme disease can be spread to humans.

Familiar smells

Create a cosy and familiar space for your dogs inside the campervan by bringing along their favourite blankets or toys. Dogs use their noses to scope out the world – this can be used to your advantage.

Consider using calming aids such as pheromone diffusers or natural supplements to help alleviate any travel-related stress or anxiety.

Respect Local Wildlife and Regulations

Be mindful of wildlife and local regulations concerning pets, such as leash laws and protected areas. Always clean up after your dogs and respect the natural environment.

Have fun!

Travelling with your dogs in a campervan opens up a world of new and exciting adventures, allowing you to explore new destinations while creating unforgettable memories with your furry companions.

Pack your bags and hit the open road for an unforgettable adventure together… And don’t forget to send us your photos, we would love to see them.

The Dub Hut

So whether you are looking for a professional transportation vehicle for your work companion or ready to start your holiday adventures with your best furry friend, The Dub Hut can offer a vehicle conversion to suit your needs.

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