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Does anybody have any experiences how the dogs can take the long distance driving (10 - 12 hours)?
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Re: Pet moving

I'm sorry - as really I do not understand this kind of vague (and silly really) question...

Surely, it depends very much on YOUR dog, your car, and how it is going to travel (eg in cage or lose...), on the temperature, on - and which countries, whether you have all the proper documentation, passport, vaccinations and time delay, microchip, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc ........

We used to go back and forth from UK to SWitzerland- about 11 hours door to door- and both our very different dogs had no problem with it- and we always used the tunnel rather than ferry so they could stay with us in the car. Very regular stops- water always ready - hôtel overnight that are happy to have dogs.

Again, sorry for 'barking' but really- how can one answer such a vague question.
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Re: Pet moving

As Odile says, your question is a bit vague but here is what we do.

The day before the journey we make sure that we all have a really good long walk so our dog is possibly a bit more tired than usual. Well it worked with the old girl but the new one, no chance. I reckon her metal night crate is electrifying as she wakes up each morning with her batteries fully charged!

The morning of the journey it is an early walk and reduced breakfast, if any at all, for our four legged friend. (On this point it is worth remembering that a dog can very easily get a twisted stomach if fed and then exercised or put in a car and driven long distances.) Everyone in the car and off we go! We generally stop every 2 to 3 hours and we all stretch our legs for between 10 and 15 minutes.

For a journey of the time you are suggesting we would stop overnight somewhere so we can still do a decent walk and none of becomes too bored!

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Re: Pet moving

Sorry for the vague question, but I don't really know dogs - just planning my friends visit to Zürich with their Kuvasz doggy, and looking for options for a pet hotel. Thanks for your help!
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There you are doing it again- now asking a question that was not even in your first post- dog kennels?!?

Where will they be travelling from? There are very strict rules and laws for dogs coming into Switzerland- a proper passport and microchip and rabies vaccination done well in advance and certified, etc.
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Sorry for the vague question, but I don't really know dogs - just planning my friends visit to Zürich with their Kuvasz doggy, and looking for options for a pet hotel. Thanks for your help!
Your friend is coming to visit and she needs a pet hotel for her dog? Forgive my suspicious brain, but why bring her dog and then put it in kennels? Why not leave it at home in kennels?
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Re: Pet moving

Maybe the OP means, they are looking for a hotel, that their friend can stop in overnight with their dog on the way to Zürich?
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Maybe the OP means, they are looking for a hotel, that their friend can stop in overnight with their dog on the way to Zürich?
Fair enough, then just decide where you want to stop, use any of the main hotel sites and select "pets allowed" as an option. I always contact the hotel we use direct to double check they are happy for us to arrive with a dog.
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