Our four-footed friends in the car with us. Here are some simple tips for making journeys less traumatic for them. It is essential that, before any trip, you let your dog become familiar with the vehicle he will be travelling in. A few days before, get him to jump in the car on his own and let him scamper about wherever he wants. Let him choose his place. This is not only a way to feel protected, it is also a territory marker, just like at home. Decide before leaving which dog-friendly stops to make and where there will be drinking water and a place to do his business. On arrival, be careful that he doesn’t “jump” out of a window or any other opening: he must wait for your command and get out on the safest side using the open door. As for food, small mouthfuls or biscuits are better than big meals. This will make the journey more enjoyable and less stressful.