It is usually easier to take the dog on holiday rather than board it at kennels, especially if two or more dogs are involved. There are self-catering cottages that accept several dogs but these are in the minority, most will welcome the single well behaved dog. He may be your best friend but not everyone is as keen.
It is always good to get away, to broaden one's horizons and see a different landscape. We recommend a self-catering break in the New Forest with your dog. There is no better location for country walks. Most self-catering cottage have a garden attached which is always useful for dog owners. Some may even have kennels where you can leave your dog should you wish to go to the cinema or for dinner at a restaurant. Click the button below to view pet-friendly cottages in Hampshire.
Dogs must be kept on leads
Considering the large number of wild animals in the New Forest, it is not surprising that dogs should be kept on leads. Shy deer inhabit the forest, squirrels and other small mammals. Certain dogs will chase anything that moves so it's best to err on the side of caution.
One of the pleasures of going on holiday with your dog is that he's a permanent companion by your side. Opportunities for fun arise such as splashing in shallow fords and streams in the New Forest. Your dog will appreciate the chance to encounter new walks and new fascinating scents. It will do you both good to be out in the fresh air.