A Dog-Friendly Vacation
More tips for traveling with dogs
Know your dog If your pet can't handle attention, avoid crowded areas. And chronic barkers won't make friends at hotels.
Don't rub noses in it Avoid hanging out in hotel lobbies except at dog-friendly locations. "Respect the fact that not everyone wants your dog where they are," Len says.
Get beach-savvy Beaches remain restrictive places for dogs. Check policies in advance.
Leave the leash on Dogs on strange turf are more likely to run off and struggle to find their way back. "You're not on your home terrain, and your dog doesn't have the same knowledge of its surroundings," Len says.
(A version of this story appeared in Midwest Living® May/June 2009.)