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

9 Fun Things to Do With Your Dog this Summer

9 Fun Things to Do With Your Dog this Summer

Summer is almost here and now is a great time to start planning outdoor adventures. Here are nine fun things to do with your dog this summer! 1. Be a Tourist in Your Own Town Spend time exploring local parks, public art, farmer’s markets, summer festivals, and other outdoor dog-friendly places. 2. Host a Pooch Party Buy a kiddie pool and then invite a few friends and their pups over for a cook out and pool party. 3. Treat Your Dog to Dinner Take your dog out on a date night to a dog-friendly restaurant. 4. Organize a Weekly Dog-Walking … 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

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

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

Car Rides With Your Pup Don’t Have to Be So Ruff

Car Rides and Traveling With Your Pet Dogs: How to Make It Easy…

In our most recent blog, we discussed ways you can keep you and your dog safe while you are on the road. Since then, some of our readers have asked us for some advice on how they can help their pups become more comfortable with and enjoy their car rides.   While every dog is unique and handles traveling differently, we have a few tips and tricks that might help make traveling a little more comfortable for you and your pup. 1. Make it Fun Making your dog comfortable with car rides all starts when they are young. Of course … Continue reading

What Every Pet Parent Should Keep in Their Car

What Every Pet Parent Should Keep in Their Car

If you are like me, most of your weekend or weekday activities include doing something with your dog (As a matter of fact, I took Rooney to a baby shower this past weekend because it was in a park). Examples Include: Your dog accompanying you on road trips Your dog accompanying you on hiking trips Your dog commuting to work with you Your dog attending all family functions If any of the examples above speak to you, you want to make sure that you are prepared while traveling with your dog in the car. Therefore, I put together the following list: … Continue reading

15 Dog Experts Share Their #1 Tip to Make Traveling With Your Dog Easier

Traveling With Your Dog: Dog Experts and Dog Tips...

Traveling with your dog can be a stressful experience, so we’ve asked 15 of our favorite dog experts to share their #1 tip to make it easier and more enjoyable! Find out what they are below. 1. Jenna Drady – http://www.ownedbyahusky.ca/ My #1 tip for traveling with dogs is – EXERCISE! Exercising your dog before traveling – and during – can make a huge difference in your trip. Take your dog for a walk (or run if possible)v at every “pit stop” and/or break that you take on the road.   2. Amy Burkert – http://www.gopetfriendlyblog.com/author/aburkert/ Our #1 tip is … Continue reading

3 Important Reasons Dogs Need to Be Inside a Crate In a Car

Crate Advantages for Your Pet Dog

While some animal activists may condemn the practice of crate training, I beg to disagree with their complaints about this common practice.   Organizations like PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) compare placing dogs in these temporary enclosures to putting them into prison. They point out cruel training techniques and keeping animals confined for long periods of time, but that’s the owner’s fault and not how many canines feel about being in a crate. Since dogs are inherently “den” animals, most of them feel perfectly safe and content inside this temporary confine. Crate training a dog, or even … Continue reading