optimal methods of transporting dogs by road
The increase in the number and density of competitions, national but especially international, brings sport dogs and the ability to travel more and more inside and outside the borders of their country of origin. Therefore, it may become interesting for the user to consider here some aspects relating to the optimal methods of transporting dogs.
From the simple individual cage positioned in a passenger vehicle, to the specialized trailer carrying dog boxes, to the perfectly equipped pick-up or truck, many systems are now available on the market which provide dogs with perfect comfort during long-distance road trips.
In such configurations, the dog boxes must be of a sufficient volume to allow each animal to be able to stretch and to have a minimum of possibility of movement, without this being too large because then becoming dangerous in the event of a brake application or sudden change of direction. The floor will always be dry, and adequate ventilation. A 25-kilogram dog occupies a circle about 40 centimeters in diameter when it is curled up and rests, but requires 80 to 90 centimeters in depth when it stretches.
Whatever their positioning, the dog boxes must be solid, easy to open but nevertheless lockable, and be perfectly secured to the vehicle transporting them. Integrated into the vehicle, they must not have their openings on the rear side of the latter, because the vacuum created in this area when it is driving in sucks all the exhaust gases, which are highly harmful to the dog. Ideally, dog boxes should have no internal sharp angles and should be made of synthetic material for easy and thorough washing and disinfection, a removable floor mat can be useful as long as the dog does not chew it during the route (a clean and renewed bed of straw can also be used, subject to daily renewal); in this context, if the axes are secured to the truck, a slight slope of 1 to 2% will allow the easy evacuation of the washing water.
During long road trips, dogs will be taken out several times a day, at best every 2 to 3 hours, knowing that when stopped, at night, they can safely sleep for 8 hours in their boxes . During stops, dogs will be watered, which requires having a supply of clean water (a 20 kg dog requires 1 to 1.2 liters of water per day); Finally, out of respect for others, all the excrement left on the ground will be collected before leaving the parking place, which, in addition to an obvious hygienic aspect, always gives the public present a good image of the dog user!
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