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Why your dog loves holidays as much as you do

You might reconsider leaving your furry family member behind on your next holiday, after reading this..

You might reconsider leaving your furry family member behind on your next holiday, after reading this…

Sometimes when considering plans for our holidays and breaks away we are quick to assume that our furry friends may wish to be left at home or go to a family friend whilst we head off on our holibobs, but like humans, dogs can also enjoy going on holiday for multiple reasons…

Dogs are curious creatures and enjoy exploring new environments. Going on holiday allows them to encounter different sights, smells, and sounds, which can be exciting and stimulating for them, especially taking them camping where the smells never disappear!

Dogs are social animals and value spending time with their owners. Going on holiday provides an opportunity for increased bonding and quality time together. Dogs love being part of the family and enjoy being included in activities and adventures.

Dogs thrive on routine, but a break from the everyday can be refreshing for them. Going on holiday introduces new routines and activities, which can be mentally stimulating and break up the monotony of their daily lives. It is good for some dogs not to get too stuck into a daily structure as in the long run this can upset them if it is interrupted.

Whilst on holiday, we can admit that we do make an extra effort to get outdoors and make the most of our natural surroundings. Many holiday destinations offer opportunities for dogs to engage in outdoor activities such as walks, hikes, and swims. Dogs love exploring nature, running in open spaces, and playing in the water. These activities provide physical exercise and mental stimulation, which are essential for their well-being.

Dogs can sense the relaxed and calm atmosphere that often comes with being on holiday. They pick up on their owner’s mood and can also benefit from the slower pace and reduced stress levels. It gives them a chance to unwind and enjoy a break from their usual routine.

Going on holiday often means encountering new people and other dogs. Social interactions can be enjoyable for dogs, as they are naturally social creatures. Meeting new friends can provide them with opportunities for play, companionship, and socialization.

For both you and your dog, being together in a familiar environment reduces stress levels. Dogs can feel anxious or abandoned when left at a shelter or with family members they’re not accustomed to. By bringing them along, you provide them with comfort and security, ensuring they feel safe and loved throughout the trip without the separation anxiety.

Taking your dog on holiday encourages physical activity for both of you. From leisurely walks to more active adventures, being outdoors and staying active is beneficial for your health and well-being. Additionally, the presence of a pet has been shown to reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and improve overall mood, contributing to a healthier and happier vacation experience

For most of us the time we share with our loyal companions is always too short, with dogs living an average of 11 years, this means making memories and having amazing adventures with them is all the more important, creating experiences that you can cherish for a lifetime. Whether it’s capturing adorable photos together at scenic landmarks, sharing joyful moments during outdoor adventures, or simply enjoying quiet evenings snuggled up together, the memories created with your dog by your side will become cherished moments that you’ll treasure forever.

After all the beach fun and fresh sea air, your little friends will need somewhere to relax and rest after such a busy day, ready for more adventures tomorrow. Our holiday parks in the South West offer the perfect retreat for the whole family, in stunning settings surrounded by nature, where you can return sandy-pawed to sleep soundly to the sounds of the countryside.

Book your pet friendly getaway today at Lynmouth Holiday Retreat, and enjoy the best of North Devon and Cornwall with your furry loved ones,

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