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

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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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