Choosing a Dog-Friendly Car

Is your car dog-friendly? Will your dogs be a factor in your decision when purchasing your next car? This is a conversation we’ve been having a lot in our home. Both of our cars are older than old. My Jeep is now 15 years old, and our pickup is 14. We know the inevitable could […]

10 Travel Uses for Nutrish Tubs!

Irie and Tiki go through a lot of Rachael Ray Nutrish® Naturally Delish™ wet food. As a result, we wind up with a LOT of plastic tubs, a reusable tub that also includes a lid. As the numbers began to stack up (I couldn’t make myself toss them), I decided to find a way to […]

Why We Always Buckle Up Our Dogs

I recently received an email from one of our community members asking if I thought she needed to secure her dog for short drives around town. She enjoyed taking her dog to run errands including going to the bank drive-in and post office and wondered if we secured our dogs for those kind of trips. […]

Putting on a Dog Harness The Right Way!

  As we’ve written about many times in the past and talked about on our DOG TRAVEL EXPERTS radio show, both Irie and Tiki wear Kurgo harnesses. They know when they see the harnesses come out that we’re headed somewhere fun! When we reach the destination, we’re able to use the harnesses and walking harnesses, […]

DIY Holiday Travel Essentials for Your Tiniest Family Member

Traveling with your much-beloved pets can be a troublesome business. They have various needs for them to be comfortable while you move from one place to another. Providing all of these needs might hurt your wallet and travel expenses. Luckily, there are affordable and fun solutions for your travel needs. Here are several DIY projects […]

The Caring Vet: Ten Tips for Safer Pet Travel

Many dogs love to go riding in the car with their pet parents (most cats are another story!) But whether you are traveling for pleasure or by necessity (like taking a pet to the vet’s office) there are a few things to consider before you hit the road. Below, in “The Caring Vet Column,” Dr. […]

Helping Your Dog to Enjoy the Car

Over on our DogTipper Facebook page, we’ve been having a big discussion about dogs and cars, sparked by this Dave Barry famous quote: Post by If you click on the comments link, you’ll see that many people had concerns that their dog didn’t like the car. The main reasons seemed to be: car sickness […]

Save on Kurgo Products! #KurgoSafe

Update! Kurgo is offering 40% off to our readers through Sept. 9! Please use coupon code TRAVEL40 at checkout! We so excited to announce that Kurgo is now a sponsor of our DOG TRAVEL EXPERTS radio show! We’ve used the Kurgo products with Irie and Tiki for years; all they have to do is hear […]

Infographic: 4 Things Your Dog Should Never Do In the Car

We are so excited to unveil our very first infographic! We’ll be introducing a whole series of infographics created from our dog tips, all free to use on your own blog or social media sites. We’ve got an easy to use code box just below the infographic; just cut and paste and the infographic will […]

What’s New: Travel Accessories from Petco

As you know, John and I were originally travel writers before we became pet writers…and, now with the publication of DogTipper’s Texas with Dogs book and our weekly DOG TRAVEL EXPERTS radio show, travel and pet writers! Any time pet travel products cross our desk, we eagerly stop and check them out. And we were […]