Come along Fido, it is time to go on a trip.
If dogs knew what you were saying, they might tell you they have flight anxiety. There are things you can do to make the experience a good one when you’re flying with a dog.
Continue reading this article to learn more about how to make your trip with your pup an enjoyable one.
Must-Know Tips for Flying with a Dog
You can read more about preparing your dog for a flight but there are other things that you need to know before you get going.
1. Know the Additional Fees
If your pet can travel in a carrier in the cabin, this is going to be your best bet when it comes to the price you’re going to pay. If you have to crate your pet and allow them to fly as cargo, you’re looking at putting out a little bit more cash than you would for small pets flying in the cabin.
2. Accepted Dog Breeds
Whether it is fair or not, there are certain breeds that airlines don’t accept. It’s not only the breeds you might expect, but even small breeds may be banned on some airlines.
3. What Airlines are Dog-Friendly?
Find out what airlines are currently dog-friendly. This can change from time to time.
Right now some of the most well-known airlines that are dog-friendly are the following.
- United Airlines
- Virgin Atlantic
- Alaska Airlines
You can call the airlines you are considering to get their exact policies. Note they can change so you should call as close to your travel time as possible.
4. Pets in the Cabin
Airlines won’t allow certain pets in the cabin. Make sure to check the regulations for which pets can be in the cabin.
Many airlines allow you to have small dogs in the cabin as long as they can fit into the place where the carry-ons go. The best thing to do is to get soft carriers for your pet.
5. Find Non-Stop Flights
There’s no need to put your dog through extra stress. Find non-stop flights so you don’t have to go through the take-off and landing more than once.
6. Bring the Treats
Your pup is doing something new and may not like it. Keep treats for them in case they get anxious and need some extra affirmation.
7. Don’t Forget Plastic Bags for Picking Up
Your pet is going to have to go at some point on most flights — depending on their length. If you forget your plastic bags for picking up, you won’t be a favorite passenger on the plane.
Catch a Flight and Let’s Go
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