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Tips to Make Your Dog Welcome in (Almost) Any Hotel

By 4Knines Staff. | Traveling with Dogs
Dog Hotel We love taking our dogs on vacation! During the recession, a lot of Americans rediscovered the joy of taking vacations closer to home, and more of those trips included the family dog, too. Taking your dog on vacation with you can be a lot of fun for both of you! Before you install a dog seat cover from our store and hit the road, though, you'll want to make sure your dog is ready for hotel life. Hotel living isn't the same as living at home, and you'll want to help make their stay as comfortable as possible. Check out these tips to help make your dog welcome in (almost) any hotel:
  1. Make sure you check out the hotel's pet policy. While more hotels are welcoming four-legged guests, not every hotel will allow them. Find out what their policy is and if there are any additional fees. This will start you off on the right foot with the hotel staff.
  2. Bring a crate. You might not use one at home, but it's a must on the road. A crate allows your dog a safe place to hide out if the different surroundings start to stress him out, and you can lock him up when you leave the room. That's for your dog's safety as well as the hotel staffs, since they may need to come into the room to clean while you are gone.
  3. Don't forget her favorite toy or blanket. A favorite item from home can be a big comfort to a dog in a new environment! Unpack it right away so she can enjoy it in this new place.
Most dogs do great at a hotel and enjoy the stay! Remember to give them a lot of exercise during your stay, since the living space is probably going to be smaller than they are used to living in. Plus, plenty of exercise means there is less energy to destroy hotel property. If that happens, report it immediately, and be prepared to pay for it. Most importantly, though, relax! Enjoy this special time with your pet.

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EXCELLENT SEAT COVER

We liked the first cover so much that a few days later we purchased a second one. The cover installs very, very easily, fits and covers the rear seat and the back of the front seats of our Subaru Tribeca perfectly, has flaps that cover the door-side edges of the rear seat, and stays perfectly in place. Spilled or tracked water beads up on the material and can be easily wiped off. At first our dog did tend to slide just a little on the new cover, but he soon learned to stand, sit, and lay just as well as he did before on the uncovered seat. The hammock portion seems like it might provide some little bit of protection in a sudden stop (our guy will chew apart any "doggie seat belt" type of restraint in very short order - so that option is out of the question for us). As to keeping him out of the car front-area - well, our long-legged Standard Poodle has no problem in still looking closely out the front windshield by putting his front feet on the center console - straddling the hammock - with no problem whatsoever. But we did discover that having the hammock in place does allow us to safely keep his water bottle and dish, his leash, and an old towel on the floor under the hammock - where he can no longer get at them (especially the leash and towel) to chew on them. All in all, an excellent seat cover.

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KENNETH MONSEY

My furbabies don't like leather seats!!!! But they love this seat cover!!!

Very hard to find a split bench seat cover at a reasonable price, this one fit the bill. Easy to install, very durable and looks to be easy to clean. Wanted something that would protect the leather seats and was pet friendly (hate it when the material of regular seat covers snags toenails and collars). I don't think I will have to buy another for many years!!!

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Jackie Carter

My Doodle approves!

Received on time, fits great and easy to install. Color is a great match. So far, so good. Durability? Time will tell. It appears to be well constructed.

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Donald Fish

Fits my 2018 VW Tiguan perfectly

Very happy with our purchase. Fits perfectly, was easy to install and keeps the leather seats in our brand new vehicle perfectly clean.

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Chris Campbell

great cover

This is actually a replacement for my original 4 knines cover which was 4 years old. I used it daily (bringing my pup to work with me) and washed it weekly, so the backing finally started to flake apart and come off. This newer version is easier to put over the headrests, great improvement in the strap and closures. Also the best improvement is the side flaps, the old cover didn't have these. These flaps help to catch the dirt from dogs feet when they are jumping up into the car, instead of it going on the side of the seat.

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Diane Breland

Fantastic

This is my 2nd seat cover from 4knines and love them both. The product and service were both fantastic.

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GREG BATEMAN

Repeat customer VERY satisfied.

We have made several purchases from 4Knines and are VERY satisfied with products (cargo liner, back seat cover, bucket front seat cover...). I volunteer at a shelter and take dogs offsite daily. Always a Pleasure doing business with 4Knines. Highly recommend.

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Cristina Jones

Split Rear Dog Seat Cover - Fitted - No Hammock

I had ordered this item from an on-line site and was extremely disappointed when I received the wrong item. I was impressed with the quality of the seat cover and decided to contact 4Knines directly. I placed my order with Maggie and received the Split Rear Dog Seat Cover within three days. The seat cover fits nicely in my new Honda CR-V and as stated by 4Knines, is very easy to install and remove. My 8-month old labradoodle Brodie likes the comfort, and friends agree with him. Great quality item, reasonably priced, and outstanding customer service. Thanks 4Knines.

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