It is important to keep the heat factor in mind. You'll want to approach this just as you would for summertime tips at home. Avoid being out during the hottest part of the day, stay in the shade if possible, offer lots of water, limit exercise
when it's hot, put some nose balm on your Yorkshire Terrier's nose to prevent sun damage, place booties or paw wax on his paws to prevent burns from hot pavement and spritz the coat with a leave-in to prevent sun damage.
When traveling to a vacation destination, owners must always consider the Yorkie's happiness and not just the element of how much they would miss their dog. Will the dog have more fun and be more comfortable at home? Will someone need to keep staying behind with the dog while the rest of the group goes on attractions? Will it be so busy and crowded that the Yorkie becomes overwhelmed? If so, you may want to consider leaving your dog out of the travel plans and having a family member or friend watch him.
However, if the travel involves events and activities that a Yorkie can enjoy (or at the least not feel overwhelmed), bring him along. Two great methods of handling all of the walking that may be involved are to use a canine stroller (great as well for keeping him in the shade) or to use a carry sling.
Carry slings are pretty great inventions; these keep a small dog up safe, make it super easy to walk around at your own pace and many places won't say a word when a dog is in a sling as opposed to on a leash.
Q: I'm planning on taking my Yorkie with me on vacation and there'll be lots of traveling on buses or in taxi cabs. Do they allow dogs? Will this work?
Many buses do not allow dogs, unless they are service dogs. Large lines like Greyhound do not allow pets. If you'll be traveling around with city municipal buses, call ahead to ask what their guidelines are regarding small dogs.
For taxis, this is up to the independent taxi company. In many cases, you are better off calling a taxi on your phone instead of hailing one down. Some will allow a dog; this is up to the driver's discretion. If your Yorkie is in a sling or in a small tote carry bag, most will not complain.
Another option is Uber, as with taxis, it is up to a driver's discretion; most will be agreeable if your dog is small (which luckily Yorkies are) and is secure so that it does not make a mess (poo, pee or vomit), so the sling or carry tote is something you'll definitely want to have.