How to travel with a dog in the family, car, plane, train or ship? Once we have chosen the perfect destination for our dog and our children, we need to understand how to reach it
Once we have chosen the perfect destination for our dog and our children, we need to understand how to reach it: like traveling with a dog in family?
AN ARRIVING DOG: THE RULES FOR CHILDREN
How to travel with a dog as a family?
The car it is certainly the best way to reach our destination since we can stop when we want and decide how much to travel. If it is hot even a short distance can cause difficulties for our dog. Dogs suffer from self poor, just like our children, for physical or psychological reasons. So they may vomit, fidget, be afraid or nauseous. It is better to gradually accustom him to travel, so he will have good memories.
There is a drug that the vet can give you if you do not want to sleep.
- , Small dogs can travel in the carrier, behind the car
- Medium and large dogs must travel in the back of the car, closed by an approved net.
Just like your children, the dog will need to make many stops to stretch his legs and the whole family can take advantage of it. There are rest areas called “Fido Park” and are equipped with fresh kennels and running water. There are 16 around Italy, if you need to plan your trip you can download and fill out an ad hoc form for the service, see Rest Houses.
A DOG IN THE FAMILY WITH CHILDREN: HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR 4-LEGGED FRIEND
Each train has its own rules due to transport conditions and timetables, the journey is cheap and dogs travel well by train. In general, in Italy:
- small dogs can travel for free in a carrier to be kept on the legs that does not exceed the dimensions of 70x30x50 cm.
- Medium-sized dogs travel close to the owner on a leash and pay a reduced ticket
- those of large size must also wear the muzzle the muzzle.
If you want to travel at night you can do it but you have to book the entire compartment.
If you choose to travel by ship it must be taken into account that for each company there are different travel costs and conditions. Some ferries have a kennel where animals go, and there is also a space where you can take them for a walk. On a cruise, however, pets are not usually allowed.
As for the train and the ferries too for planes the costs and conditions depend on the company you fly with. Small dogs can travel in the IATA carrier. The older ones travel in the hold in approved cages but the journey can be scary and stressful for them. Maybe if the vet agrees you could give him a tranquilizer.
There are airlines dedicated to dogs. In the United States, a company, PetAirways transports cats and dogs all together in the cabin. In this case they travel alone and the cost of the ticket is very high.
It is important to leave on vacation with your dog’s health card, bring the blanket and the bowls of the house, some toys like balls. It would also be better to put a plate on the collar, even if it has the microchip, both on the road and once you arrive the plate will simplify things if your friend decides to run away because he is scared. If you are traveling abroad you must have the dog’s passport: issued by the veterinary service of the ASL.
READ ALSO -> DOG AT HOME: HOW TO WELCOME IT AND MAKE IT FEEL PART OF THE FAMILY
Dear unimamme what do you think of these Focus advice to travel better with your faithful 4-legged friend? I personally find them very useful.