It is no secret that people here in America love their pets. It is not uncommon to see dogs on leashes, dogs in strollers, and even dogs in “puppy carriers” on any outing these days. While some people may roll their eyes, those who love their 4-legged friends want to take their companions with them everywhere. This often includes on the job.
Truck driving offers unique working conditions and opportunities that other professions cannot. With long hours on the road and days away from home, having a friendly companion to keep you company is often a great choice. It is even suggested that truck drivers who have a dog along for the ride are safer and happier on the road.
Choosing a perfect companion is no simple process because you can’t force a relationship. However, there are certain guidelines that you may want to follow for finding your perfect 4-legged riding companion.
- A dog no bigger than 50 pounds is a general rule of the road. This size guideline allows you to have enough space for your companion and the food, water, bowls, and doggy bed he or she needs.
- Consider the breed of dog carefully. While you may love a greyhound, these dogs require a lot of exercise. It is important to choose a breed that is “lazier” or one that does not require constant activity.
- It is also important to think of how easy it will be to clean up after your dog. Short-haired dogs will leave less cabin clean-up than long-haired dogs that shed all over the place.
- You will also want to make sure that your dog is fully trained before hitting the road. This training includes being potty-trained and obedient. Your dog will need to know where his or her space is and where he or she is not allowed.
Bringing a dog on board with you for work and travel can benefit you in many ways. Your health can improve, your mood can improve, and you can usually make friends very easily. Many trucking companies allow drivers to bring dogs along, but it will be necessary to check their policy before you and your canine hit the road. Once you get the OK, get ready to enjoy the journey with your new co-pilot.
Posted on behalf of Bulldog Truck Sales