Well here we are after not knowing if we would be able to take this trip this year, we have decided to go. It has been 2 years since we have been to the Upper Peninsula to visit my in laws. In the past, we have always had Lance in between the seats, behind the drivers and passengers seat, with each daughter on one side of him. We now have 2, so that won't work quite as well. We have decided to crate Lance and one daughter will be near by in the next seat over. Tucker and my other daughter will be behind in the next row, with the rest of our luggage where we can fit it in, to the side and behind the seat. we have one under seat storage area we can also use. Why does this not seem like enough space. We also have Tuckers crate, we will be bringing, luckily that folds down, if we can figure it out. Our friend had given us the crate and put it together, I suppose it would have been a good idea to have her show us how to fold it down.
Part of me is tempted to have Lance lay on the floor next to my daughter and not use the crate....hmmmm, what to do, what to do. If we did that we have a harness he would wear that we would attach a seatbelt adapter to and then hook him to my daughters seat belt.
Anyone have with two dogs have any advice on traveling with two dogs for the first time? We will be driving straight through, 8 hours. We will be making frequent stops for potty time. Lance has been traveling with us since a pup, so we know how he will react, hes a good traveler. Im assuming Tucker will be a good traveler, hope he proves me right. He doesn't seem to mind the car at all, and is very calm about it as well. I am trying to keep them seperated in the car as much as possible, thinking that may work the best.
My mother in law has friends with dogs there, and we have asked her to get information regarding a vet in the area, in case we would need a vet to get a hold of our vet for any reasons. Fingers and paws crossed we wont need that, but have it covered, just in case.