Dogs Need Vacations Too! Behaviorists Say It’s Good For Their Health

Graeme Hall and Parkdean Resorts team up to encourage dog vacations

By Justyne Yuen-Lee


Is anyone else tired of January?

It’s nearing the end of the first month of 2018 and it feels as if it’s been a decade’s worth of catching up with reality and noticing that clothes fit a little more snugly than before. As everyone trudges through day-to-day routines, there are dreams of warmer days and possible vacations with beaches, cocktails, and no email alerts. As people with lives scheduled 80% of the time, a break to relax is needed! Vacations are a time to rejuvenate relationships, give minds a break until the next quarter, and overall, just relax.


Credit: Twitter / @graemedogfather

People are not the only beings who need that break. According to Graeme Hall of Channel 4’s Dogs Behaving Badly, travelling benefits dogs’ physical and mental well-being. Plus, it can lead to better behavior long-term!


The dog behavior and dog training expert (who also calls himself “The Dogfather”) says that dogs will continue to act up without regular R&R.

When your dogs whine and scratch at the door when they hear your keys, those are signals that they’re bored, lonely, miss you, and need some activity in their lives!


Hall says, “Dogs feel overwhelmed, too – it’s not exclusive to us – and a holiday is a great way to alleviate stress for both dogs and their owners. Just like us, they need a break every now and again.”

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