A week or weekend at the beach can provide some much-needed downtime and the opportunity to enjoy some fun in the sun. The beach can also be a source of excitement and adventure for your dog. If you’re planning to take him with you on your ocean getaway, here’s a list of seven things you need to ensure an enjoyable and safe experience for both of you:
- ID tags — The beach represents a new and different environment for your dog. He can easily become disoriented and wander away. Even if you’ve had your dog microchipped, you can also bring along ID tags and attach them to his collar before heading to the beach for the day. If he happens to run off or get lost, the tags will make it easier for someone who finds your dog to contact you.
- Leashes — Certain situations may arise where you’ll want to keep your dog on a leash while he’s on the beach. Even if you’re not a big proponent of leashing, it’s a good idea to have one within easy reach so you can snap