Nine out of ten dog owners now take their pooches with them when they travel

MedicAnimal.com has found that 9 out of 10 people take their dogs with them when they are travelling. This comes from a poll of 1,000 pet owners. Emotional wrenching is not the only factor affecting this decision, and finances have been found to contribute.

Haven Holidays has said that 20% of their clients come with their dogs which are housed at a cost of £40 for a week, or £1 per night. This is far much cheaper than keeping the dog at a boarding kennel.

The tourism sector in the nation has become great for pets. In September, Visit Cornwall will be launching a free Dogs Love Cornwall guide. The guide will show accommodation options, activities and walks just as The Good Cornwall Guide shows which beaches allow dogs all year round.

Wightlinkprovides, a ferry operator, gives dogs a free ride to the Isle of Wight. It has a guide, Pawprint, which shows where one can take a dog for walks, and also highlight pubs and accommodation that allow dogs. It is now much easier to find such facilities given that cosy cottages all over the country, are giving pooch-friendly packages.

For example, at the Nare, on Cornwall’s Roseland Peninsula, dogs can have an a la carte meal, or the table d’hôte menu. One night at this hotel will cost £16 per dog, and the owners will pay £270 per double, B&B.

Malmaison offers you a chance to take your dog on a retreat, and has room service for dogs in its 12 hotels. Spiritual dog trainer, Caroline Griffith, offers four-day holiday runs, at the Ceridwen Centre in Carmarthenshire.

Here you get to know how to improve your dog’s behaviour, canine nutrition, animal healing, hypnotherapy, and communication. At a cost of £595 full board, pet owners and their pets can attend this retreat which runs from 16th – 20th September.