If you have a dog that can fit in a bag or a crate, by all means, take advantage of public transportation and take them everywhere! Socialization is not just about hanging out with dogs at the parks. It’s about exposing them to the beach, we love romping in the sand! Take us hiking in the Adirondacks– we love bouncing through the woods. Take your dog shopping; many shops welcome dogs so long as we are well behaved.
Keep in mind that NYC can be a tough place for dogs, because our capacity to smell and hear is far more pronounced than humans. The city is full of noise and scents, and an urban hound’s olfactory and auditory sensors are constantly challenged in the city. Therefore, preparing your dog to travel in the bag or crate to make sure that it’s a comfortable experience is imperative. Here are some tips to keep your dog safe and happy during transport in the train or taxicabs.