Three Tips for Bringing Your Dog to the Beach
This past week, Josh and I went on a marathon of a vacation. It started out with my family at a condo in Navarre Beach that included a trip to the dog beach, transitioned to a vacation with my company that was also company paid, and ended at my aunt’s condo and a concert in Orange Beach. Like I said, marathon.
While we were in Navarre Beach, which is the most beautiful, serene beach between Pensacola and Fort Walton/Destin, we took Laney to the dog beach. It can be a lot of work bringing your furry child to the beach, so here’s a few tips:Bringing your dog to the beach can be a lot of work! Read this tips before your next trip: Click To Tweet
Not to sound like a rendition of the Lion King (you know the part), but you HAVE to be prepared when bringing your fur baby to the beach. Toys, LOTS of water, a leash, and a towel or two are the bare minimum of necessities. It also doesn’t hurt to bring a few people with you if your dog is anything like Laney (high maintenance and high energy). We brought my sister, Carol and it made the experience even better!
Make sure you keep an eye on your fur-child at the beach! Typically dog beaches require dogs to be leashed at all times, but there were a few owners with well behaved dogs just sitting next to them without leashes. We let Laney have a romp or two in the waves without her leash just for fun. She had more fun that way and we had the fun watching her. It’s a win win. NOTE: Laney isn’t aggressive and we were literally hovering over her a majority of the time.
Having fun is the most important part! Let’s face it, if you had any other attitude while there, you’d be miserable. Laney had a blast when we took her to the beach. Playing with the tennis ball on white sand and actually swimming (with her lifejacket on) in the ocean were the highlights! I’m one proud mama!