Is Your Dog Ready to Travel When Disaster Strikes?

Is Your Dog Ready to Travel When Disaster Strikes?

It has been a crazy summer of devastating hurricanes, flooding, fires and other disasters. Is your dog prepared to weather the storm? We just spent a week on the road with our three dogs after being evacuated for Hurricane Irma. It was extremely stressful and full of anxiety for us and our dogs. I felt prepared and ready to keep my dogs as calm as possible under the circumstances. Sadly, as we crawled down the highway in bumper to bumper traffic, it became clear that many dog owners were just not prepared to travel in an emergency with their dog. … Continue reading

5 Polite Behaviors Your Dog Should Know Before Traveling

5 Polite Behaviors Your Dog Should Know Before Traveling

When outdoor temperatures start dropping, you know the holiday season is quickly approaching. Bringing furry family members along for holiday family visits has increased dramatically, so it’s time to make sure your dog learns important polite behaviors before heading out to Grandma’s house for Thanksgiving. Start teaching your dog polite behaviors months in advance, so your dog can show off her polite manners to family members when they see her. 1. Crate Training All traveling dogs should learn how to quietly settle in their crate in different situations. When traveling by car, dogs should travel in crates for safety. Also, … Continue reading

Dog-Friendly Vacation Destinations

Dog-Friendly Vacation Destinations

For us, a vacation is a nice change of pace from the stressful aspects of life, work, and responsibilities. For our pups, a vacation is a nice change from the smells and fun had back home.   Sure their lives may not be as stressful as ours, but that doesn’t mean they wouldn’t appreciate an adventure away from home. Whether you’re looking to camp, get pampered, enjoy the beach, relax, or experience something new, there’s a dog-friendly vacation destination for you and your dog to enjoy. Camping Destinations Camping is a great vacation idea if you want to bring your … Continue reading

How to Get Your Dog to Love the Car

How to Get Your Dog to Love the Car

Some dogs love nothing more than feeling the wind beneath their ears, and sniffing the air from the open car window. While other dogs spend much of the ride being nervous and clearly wanting the car ride to end as soon as possible. If your dog falls into the latter category, I would like to share with you some possible solutions, so that you can get your dog to love the car. How Can I Tell if My Dog is Stressed in the Car? The first step is to determine if your dog likes the car or not. In my … Continue reading

4 Things Pet Parents Should Consider for Summer Travel

4 Things Pet Parents Should Consider for Summer Travel

Have you ever traveled with your dog before? If you have, you will know that there are a lot of things to consider when traveling with a pet for any length of time.   As this past weekend was the unofficial start of summer and pet parents are getting ready to plan road trips and summer vacations, I thought I would point out a few extra things that might make your summer travels a little smoother. 1) Crates Are an Excellent Training Tool and Safety Device   When we took a long road trip with Rooney last year we brought … Continue reading

9 Common Reasons Your Dog is a Poor Traveller…

9 Common Reasons Your Dog is a Poor Traveller...

All sorts of issues can contribute towards your dog being a less than happy passenger in the car, but if you can work out what these are, then it will be easier for you to determine the best course of action to take.   The underlying cause may be something relatively simple and obvious or might be more obscure, requiring you to turn detective. Below is a list of common causes of our dogs being poor travellers. Health Issues Certain health issues such as vestibular disease and middle or inner ear infections may cause difficulty in balancing and predispose to … Continue reading

3 Tips for Keeping You and Your Pup Safe While You’re on the Road

On the Road With Your Pet Dog Travel Tips!

We know that you love taking your dog on trips and little car rides. Not only do you enjoy having your best friend along for the ride, but any car trip is like a mini adventure for your furry best friend.   Whether you are just running to the grocery store or on your way to a great hiking trail, every car ride offers a new and exciting experience for them. While these car rides offer a great way for you to enjoy your pup’s company, it is still important to ensure that you and your dog are also safe … Continue reading

Tips For Hiking With Couch Potato Canines

Couch Potato Canines? Improve Their Confidence and Stamina!

Our dog, Ruby, is your basic couch potato, not lazy, just chill. She loves walks around our neighborhood but gets tuckered out and sometimes anxious on longer walks in unfamiliar places. But she also loves being included in family adventures so we are slowly exposing her to new activities outside her comfort zone.   Fresh air, exercise, and new experiences are good for her health and confidence, as well as deepening our shared family bond. We keep things easy, takes things slowly and always have a back-up plan in case she gets tired or nervous (kind of like with little … Continue reading

Brand New 4Knines “About Us” Video Released!

4knines seat covers

We are so excited to share our brand new 4Knines About Us video with you all. This video really captures the essence of what we believe in and what we sell… Premium, heavy duty seat covers that make traveling with your best friends easier. Our seat covers, cargo liners and front seat covers look great in your vehicle while providing superior protection for your pet. Please take a look and share with your friends if you feel so inclined. Because, nothing but the best for your best friend. <3

3 Necessary Things to Consider When Traveling With Your Pets

Traveling With Your Pets and Tips If They Need to Come Along or Not

Obviously, I love animals so it should be equally obvious that I love my pets. I also love to travel. Therefore, if I can travel with my pets (primarily my dogs), life is perfect.   When I am considering taking my pets, I have to consider a number of questions. Will my pets enjoy the trip, is the trip appropriate for my pets and how to best prepare for the trip? 1. Will my pet enjoy this trip? To determine if my pets will enjoy the trip I have to consider many things such as how we will be traveling. … Continue reading