How do dogs fair when air-born? What’s legal
and how do you prepare?
Let’s look at some quick basics to get you started on how to travel with a dog.
Cabin Vs. Cargo
Check in with your airline ahead of time. Different companies have different policies and you want to be sure. You need to protect your baby, here.
If Fido is smaller, you may be able to carry him on. That is, if he, in his container fits under your seat or not. You can also buy him a ticket to put him the seat next to you.
Pressurized, temperature controlled cargo is an option as well. You’ll want to be clear about the dimensions of the kennel and the weight.
Check with your airline to get clear about the costs of both.
Talk to your vet about air travel for your dog. Differences in altitude can have an effect.
Ask your vet if he recommends any medication or sedatives for the dog.
If your dog will be flying in a kennel, make sure to acclimate the dog to the kennel before the departure date.
Put absorbent materials as they base, this is likely to be a stressful situation for your pooch.
Show up early to the airport. TSA, metal detectors, checking luggage, etc. can be a hassle. The rules here are always changing, so, allow time for the unexpected.
Air Traveling with Dogs
Once you’re in the air, then what? With the right preparation there’s nothing to worry about.
Here’s a short video to give you a heads up for making your puppy airborne:
hi everyone I know it’s been a while but
if you’ve been following us on Facebook
Instagram or YouTube you probably know
we were you simply took a trip to the
west coast in Cooper this is gonna be a
quick video we weren’t gonna do this at
first but our friends and followers
encouraged us to do so but also I think
it’s important for us to share our story
we took a flight with Cooper on our trip
he couldn’t sit with us in the cabin so
Cooper had to be in his crate in the
cargo hold of the plane
we followed the procedures up to a tee
as dictated by United Pet Safe program
however something happened that didn’t
make me happy and I think is actually
quite dangerous when we picked up Cooper
from our destination I immediately took
him out of his crate for a walk so that
he can do his business during our walk
we discovered that his ID tags were
missing from his collar but we actually
found them afterwards near our car this
was the odd part why did his tags fall
off from his collar anyway
we checked the tags and discovered that
it had been tampered with you see that
bent wire it’s not ours
but it was the wire that was supposedly
holding up Cooper’s tags to his collar
we certainly didn’t do that so who did
rewind back to when we were checking
Cooper into our flight the United pet
safe employee who handled our paperwork
inspected Cooper and his crate this is
standard procedure and we’ve gone
through this three times before so we’re
used to it
the employee noticed the tile hanging on
Cooper’s collar and she asked what it is
for for those of you who don’t know what
a tile is it’s basically a blue tooth
location tracking device we got this
idea from others who have traveled with
their pets who also used some type of
tracking device to stay informed on
their pets whereabouts so we were
completely honest and told the employee
checking Cooper this exact same thing we
decided to use a tracking device this
time on our flight to avoid the drama
that happened the last time we fluid
Cooper on United I almost had a panic
attack during that flight but I’ll save
that story for another time
after explaining to the employee what
the tile is on Cooper’s collar she
didn’t seem to have a problem with it
she just moved on to closing back the
crates door and proceeded with the rest
of the paperwork after the paperwork was
done we waited for the employee to
zip-tie Cooper’s crate and let us know
that we’re done again we’ve been through
this before so we know this is standard
procedure we must have been standing
there waiting for 15 to 20 minutes just
for her to tell us hey you guys know
you’re done right we told her that we
were waiting for her to zip-tie his
crate and she was like oh okay so she
zip-tied Cooper’s crate and then we left
to check in for our flight fast forward
to our discovery if you connect the dots
somebody somebody I’m not gonna say who
I think you might know him very well
must have opened up Cooper’s crate after
it had already been secured for boarding
to check what that tile was about they
must have removed it from his collar and
decided to put it back on but used that
piece of wire to connect Cooper’s tags
back to his collar
we’re very reasonable people and were
not extremely upset about this but we
are disturbed by what happened this was
done without our knowledge
we weren’t even informed after the
flight or anytime at all that they
unsealed Cooper’s crate for whatever
reason it may be we would have
honesty from United if they really
wanted to inspect that tile further that
could have easily been done during our
check-in although we understand why
United might have been extra cautious in
checking the unknown due to all the
recent flight petsafe issues in the news
this experience left us with a very
shady feeling like the old saying goes
honesty is the best policy always be
upfront with your customers even if it
might cause some tension because
otherwise the alternative would
potentially make the customers even more
upset if we can’t even trust the company
to do the right thing in this minor
instance then what more with bigger
things some people have asked us why
didn’t we complain to the United
Airlines desk once we discovered this we
actually thought about it right there
and then but we had a tight schedule to
adhere to and we didn’t want to waste
our time and number two the most
important thing for us is that Cooper is
back with us and that he is safe so
that’s our story we just wanted to share
it so that others are aware that this
has happened to us and unfortunately
this might happen to others as well so
just be prepared if you know someone who
will travel with their pet in the cargo
of the plane please share our story with
them and if you’ve experienced something
similar we’d love to hear from you about
your story so comment below if you like
this video please give it a thumbs up
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you already are thank you so much and we
see all of your comments in our videos
so thank you for all the love and
support we always pass it on to Cooper
you know we have more fun videos of
Cooper and his adventures coming up so
stay tuned and as always until next time
thanks for watching and God bless
How to Travel with a Dog Cross
Is it possible to have happy trails with your
Yes of course, even if your dog doesn’t seem
like the type.
Here’s a basic checklist for your road trip.
Consult with your vet
Acclimate your dog to its
travel-crate or kennel, as well as the car (create a comfortable personal space
for the dog)
Map your trip with times and
locations for breaks
Make sure you have ID tags and a
chip for your dog (Once he’s free…things happen, you don’t want to be
wandering the desert calling his name)
Be aware of dangerous plants or
wildlife in the area
Give lots of treats and positive
Don’t leave your dog alone
Traveling with Dogs in by Car
You’ve made the preparations but what are you
going to be in for once you’re both rolling on the highway?
If done right, this can be a bonding
experience of adventure.
The key point to travel with a dog is to practice with short trips first. Acclimate your dog to the car. Build its special area to get comfortable in.
Turn long trips into a series of short trips. Plan the trip and let the dog out for exercise. Keep in mind that when you stop and the doors are open, this is the point where your dog could make a break for it. ID tags and a chip are important to be prepared for the worse.
Feed your dog sparingly, handfuls of food here and there will help soothe its nerves and keep you and your dog focused on each other.
For more info on travelling with your dog, check out this site.
How to Travel the World with a
Want to travel with a dog all over but not sure how it can be done with your canine companion?
With the right planning, you can take your dog
Get in the habit of having conversations with
Hotels and Airlines. Be early to check in at the airport and hotel. Most of
all, bringing a dog along means more to prepare and plan for. Don’t assume your
buddy is automatically welcome everywhere. Understand what is expected of both
Traveling with Dogs
Can you bring your dog to other countries? Fly
your baby overseas?
Many people do, and you can too.
In addition to starting the conversation with your chosen airline and lodgings, talk to the embassy of the country you are visiting. Your departing country has their rules, but they aren’t the same as where you’re going.
Be sure to carry with you your dog’s documentation.
Consult your vet about international travel with a dog. You’ll need to know what kind of paperwork, medical tests, and credentials that the visiting country requires.
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