Michigan to Dallas - Traveling Essentials.
max-bone Ambassador Archer is a 4 years old Yorkshire terrier, he and his family drove from Ann Arbor, MI to Dallas, TX to quarantine for a bit. Here are Archers' and parents’ essentials.
1. Emil Harness: This lightweight and comfortable harness is one of Archers’ favorite pieces. Parents will also love it because it’s super easy to put on. Your dog just has to step in. Bonus: it’s modern and fashionable!
2. Cleansing Wipes: After each stop we make, Archer likes to use the Aloe & Oatmeal Cleansing Wipes. Not only do they keep him clean from head to toe, but they smell amazing! Tip: while on a road trip, it is important to factor in stops every two to three hours for restroom breaks and stretching everyone’s legs. We try to stop at rest stops because those typically have designated dog areas.
3. Travel Bowl: Hydration is key during these hot summer days! That’s why you’ll never see Archer leave home without his travel water bowl. It easily hooks on to his leash for convenience. It’s also collapsible. To keep your dog hydrated, just pop it open and fill.
4. Treats: What road trip is complete without snacks? Bringing an assortment is best since you never know what you’ll crave on the road. Archer’s go-to treats are the Coconut Honey and Peanut Butter Jelly versions from Max-Bone. These nutritious treats also taste amazing. It’s a win-win!
5. Jewel Collar: It’s classic, stylish, and goes with everything! In case you somehow become separated from your pup during the trip, have a dog tag attached with updated information, such as phone numbers and your dog’s name.
6. Music: A vacation-worthy jam sesh is a must! Archer is currently obsessed with:
● The Weekend - Blinding Lights
● Doha Cat - Say So
● Lady Gaga - Stupid Love
● Dua Lipa - Don’t Start Now
● Lizzo - Juice
Road Trip playlist here
7. For the Humans:
- Be sure to always have your masks in public places. max-bone just dropped the most amazing set! It includes a mask for you and a bandana for your dog (MB mask and bandana).
- Don’t forget the hand sanitizer!
- Research Beforehand It’s a rare road trip that comes without surprises. From construction to the odd gas station that is out of your favorite snacks, little things can add up. The best thing you can do is prepare yourself beforehand by looking up the weather, traffic conditions, and rest stops.
-Look up your route and plan each stop the best you can. If you know you absolutely need a certain snack, don’t be afraid to pack it at the start. The same goes for the dogs! Be prepared with all of your dog’s vaccination records and other paperwork as you travel. You never know when a change of plans will require you to check into a hotel and/or board your dog overnight as you reach your destination.