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Thinking of Traveling With Your Dog? Here are 5 Dog-Friendly Countries to Consider

Dogs, just like humans are your friends and the least they want from you is to feel wanted or a sense of belonging. Besides eating together, your dog will have the time and appreciate the love and friendship you share when you include them in your travel plans. So, where are you traveling to next? Have you gone through the dog culture at your travel destination? Do you have your dogs and your travel documents? And, how will you reach your destination? Having these in mind is important if you don’t want to leave your dog with your babysitter.

If you are like most of us, you die a little every time you leave your dog whining, don’t you? Well, then, let’s take a look at some of the dog-friendly countries you and your furry friend should tour:

1.     France

France is a magical travel destination that offers the best sights and sounds, as well as food. But, that isn’t all. It is the nation of dog lovers – no wonder the French are always happy! On your first trip, you’ll most probably see several canines walking down the streets. You will also spot a few resident dogs napping at shop counters, markets, cafes, and even bars.

2.     Austria

Going to central Europe soon? Make your destination Austria. This country is a popular travel destination although it is commonly overlooked due to its beautiful neighbor Germany. Austria’s dog-friendliness means that you will have the best outdoor experience walking and swimming in the pristine lakes and hiking the scenic Austria hills. All you have to remember if you are planning to take a scenic hike is to get adequate protection for your dog’s paw because of the rocky landscape.

But that isn’t all, Austria is among the best dog-friendly countries, and it has some of the most progressive animal rights laws. Pet stores do not sell dogs and cats, and there are some training accessories deemed harmful to pets. So, in Austria, you will be on the wrong side of the law if you give your pooch shock collars or install invisible containment systems. Austria has several dog-friendly hotels and holiday inns.

3.     Hungary

If you are looking for an alternative destination to Austria, go to Hungary. There, dogs are part of the family, and there are strict dog protection laws to protect your furry friend. Hungary requires you to microchip your dog as a resident, and for the dog’s protection, tail docking isn’t allowed.

You will get to walk through Hungary’s beautiful historic city centers of Budapest. Dogs are welcome in parks, restaurants, and hotels. Some parts don’t require leashing as long as your dog recognizes voice commands.

4.     Sweden

This picturesque country will be home to you and your pup in the next few days if you make your travel plans now. The climate is ideal for your pup in the warmer months and dogs are allowed in public transport. In some parts of Sweden, you will come across food bowls and water dishes for pets. So, get ready to explore the rugged coastline or the sites in the modern-day Stockholm.

5.     Great Britain

This is an advanced country that makes dogs and pets feel protected. Pets are welcome in trains across the country, and you can easily plan your trip with your dog. With your dog, you can discover the most amazing historical treasures like medieval castles, prehistoric sites, and ancient forests. How about a chance to visit Wales, England, Northern Ireland, as well as Scotland? You just may get back home with an accent!

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This post was contributed by Pete Decker, the Lead Editor at The Goody Pet. Pete loves to share his passion for pets through snippets of interesting and helpful information. You can find more of Pete at his website, Twitter or Facebook.

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Pet Jet Charter vs Traditional Airline Service

When you fly with a jet charter service, you’ll never want to fly on a commercial airline again. Executive jet charters provide everything you need for a convenient, relaxing flight. This is why their popularity in the corporate world has soared in recent years. The jets themselves range in size from small to large, with the large ones accommodating up to eighteen passengers– perfect for small groups who prefer to travel together. One of the many benefits of flying on an executive jet charter is privacy. You get to travel with people you know, and you get the entire plane to yourself. This makes it a lot easier to relax in private, or discuss pertinent matters pertaining to business or personal things. It is also much more pleasant for your pet!

Travelers also prefer executive jet charter travel because of the high degree of comfort this kind of trip offers. Spacious comfortable seats, gourmet meals, bars, and in-flight movies are just some of the perks you can expect to find on your next pet jet charter flight. It sure beats those cramped commercial airline flights where you can barely move your legs. What’s more, it’s convenient. You don’t have to wait in line for hours. You just pull right up to the aircraft, board the plane, and you’re ready to go.

Not only is it convenient, using this method to travel is about as flexible as it gets. You don’t have to rely on airlines’ schedules– you choose the times you want to fly. What this means is you could potentially fly to two or three destinations to attend meetings in a single day– and be home in time for dinner! This is why executive jet charter has become the most popular method for people who rely on travel as a key ingredient in doing business. It is also a time saver when you have limited time for vacation!

What’s more, executive jet charter companies currently fly to ten times the number of airports that commercial airlines go to. By traveling this way, you avoid long lines and traffic jams leading to busy airports, and end up flying to and from the exact destinations you need to go to. If you wind up running behind schedule or need to add an unexpected additional stop on to the itinerary, the flight crew will go out of its way to accommodate your needs.

When evaluating all the benefits of executive jet charters, it doesn’t make sense to travel any other way! Contact Pet Jets for a free charter quote for your next vacation or business trip and bring your favorite pet(s)!