It is almost every pet owner’s wish (especially the playful and high-spirited dogs) to travel out to various places outside the state or country with their pet(s). However, the lack of knowledge or stress of lengthy requirements can easily make one have second thoughts about the transportation of the animal. I believe the former is a more prevalent feeling towards the proper approach in making the transportations feasible.
This article will articulate the standard information and some nice tips to keep in mind prior your next prospective flight with your dogs. The animals put in a cabin are not just placed there so easily as their respective owners are required to obtain some necessary information for the safety of every cabin occupant.
Documentations And Regulations
This is one of the most important information that you must consider before carrying your dog to the airport because without the essential requirements; your dog will not be capable of even getting near the offload area let alone the cabin. Begin by making enquires about the processing of your dog’s documents and equally ensure that you book a flight at a reasonable amount of time. It is also advisable that you make research or inquiry on the proposed location as some places do not regard specific pets, but this is very rare for dogs except if they appear.
Conventionally, your dog gets to be In only one cabin because each passenger is entitled to a maximum of two animals.
There is no room for sharing concerning space due to mishaps that may occur during transportation.
Dogs can be allowed to engage in flights as long as they have a minimum age group of 12 weeks upward.
If your dog weighs up to 8kg or more, it will be allowed to travel in the cabin just as there must be adequate space for it to move around.
#1 Ensure your dog can withstand the heights
Completing the required documents is one thing while the other is dealing with the flight itself. Some dogs tend to have an agitated temperament once they notice that their off grounds. The dogs may show off their anxiety or high-stressed nature by whining or barking loudly almost all through the flight.
#2 Use a suitable pet carrier for the dog
Dogs can equally be agitated if they find their environment to be “claustrophobic” in some ways. Ideally, you can look up your next airline’s requirements regarding the allowed carrier’s size or type in the plane. Getting a carrier that is relatively small for your dog will stress it out which, at times, is not right for its health. It’s just like being buckled-up tightly to a seat belt for many hours.
#3 Make proactive measures
One tricky, but a convenient way to get your dog the quickest and nicest services is by taking early actions prior the flight day. You can start by packing your dog’s baggage even before yours on some days to the booked time of flight in order not to get your confused by thinking of your dog’s baggage and yours as well. You can even go further by calling the airline ahead to reserve a decent space in the cabin for your dog and try to come with extra cash in case of unexpected charges that might delay you.