Tips On How To Travel With A Dog: Dog Luggage, Flight Restrictions, and More!
Traveling with your dog can be a rewarding experience, but it can also be stressful if you are not prepared. We all want to make sure our pets feel safe, secure, and comfortable at all times. That's why it's important to know the restrictions on bringing a dog on flights - both domestically and internationally - as well as how to properly pack and prepare your pup for the trip.
WOLFpak is home to the best-selling tactical backpack, but we offer more than this! Created by a dog lover, we also offer high-quality dog accessories and supplies in our WOLFpup dog line. Today we’re going to be sharing some tips that will help you make the most out of your travels with your four-legged friend!
What Airlines Allow Dogs?
When it comes to flying with a dog, not all airlines are created equal. Some airlines only allow certain breeds in the cabin (such as small dogs) while others have strict size limits and require that larger dogs travel in cargo. It’s best to research the specific airline you’re planning to fly on and make sure they meet all of the requirements for bringing a pet onboard.
Here are some of the airlines that allow dogs in the cabin (a better choice for your pup!):
- Air Canada
- Air Europa
- Hawaiin Airlines
- American Airlines
- Alaska Airlines
Flight Restrictions For Dogs
When traveling with a dog, it is important to familiarize yourself with any flight restrictions that may apply before booking your ticket. Generally speaking, domestic flights allow small dogs in the cabin while larger dogs must travel in cargo unless they qualify for an emotional support animal exemption.
International flights typically do not allow pets in the cabin under any circumstances; however, exceptions can be made depending on the airline’s policies. It is best to contact the airline directly for up-to-date regulations regarding bringing pets onboard their planes.
What You Need To Bring A Dog On A Plane
If you are traveling with your pet on a plane, there are certain items that you will need to bring in order to ensure their comfort and safety during the flight. These items include a leash or harness, a collar with an ID tag containing your contact information, and sometimes a dog passport.
Additionally, having food and water bowls as well as an extra blanket or toy to keep them calm is always recommended.
Dog Luggage and Accessories
So what do you need to buy to travel with your dog? Let’s get into it.
WOLFpak Tactical Backpack
Having proper luggage for your pup is essential when traveling by plane or car. WOLFpak tactical backpacks are designed for people on adventures who need backpacks designed with function in mind.
Here are some of the features that make it a great choice for dog luggage:
- Different sizes including 9L, 25L, 35L, and 45L. The 9L backpack mini is big enough if you only need to take a few accessories like a leash. If you are traveling long-distance and need more space, a 45L tactical backpack is still accepted as a carry-on bag and will have enough space for all your dog essentials!
- Dual cup holders - one for you, one for your pup!
- Protective inside sleeve - your dog luggage bag also works as a backpack for your important goods.
- Waterproof surface to make it easy to clean.
- Separate compartments are perfect for storing food bowls or toys that may be needed during long trips, and to keep your stuff separated from your dogs.
Durable Dog Leash
When you’re traveling with your dog, having a sturdy leash is essential. Not only will a good-quality leash keep your pup secure, but it will also give you peace of mind knowing that they won’t wander off or get away from you while in unfamiliar surroundings.
Look for leashes made from strong materials like leather or nylon webbing so that they can withstand wear and tear over time. Additionally, make sure to look for one that has some flexibility to it – this will allow you to adjust the leash depending on how far away from you your pup wants to roam.
WOLFpak offers dog leashes in two popular materials: leather and nylon. Click here to read about how to choose a dog leash and whether nylon or leather is better for a dog leash.
A sturdy collar is just as important as a durable leash when it comes to keeping your pup safe when traveling. Additionally, be sure to choose one with an adjustable buckle so that it fits snugly around your pup's neck without rubbing or chafing their skin. This is especially important if they are going to be wearing the collar on long trips where there may be lots of movement or jostling around in transit.
Portable Bowl and Food Container
Bringing along a portable bowl and food container is also a great idea when traveling with pets. Not only does this make meals more convenient (no more juggling multiple bags!), but it also helps keep messes contained and makes clean up easier since everything can easily fit in one bag or container.
Look for lightweight options that won't add too much weight to your luggage while still providing ample space for food storage and meals on the go! Try to find one that has an insulated lining so that food stays fresh throughout the day – no matter where life takes you!
WOLFpak has meal prep bags that double up as amazing portable food containers for dogs while traveling. Click here to shop.
It’s Time to Get On the Road!
Traveling with your dog doesn't have to be difficult or stressful if you take the time to plan ahead and make sure you have everything necessary for both of you before embarking on your journey!
Be sure to familiarize yourself with any restrictions specific airlines may have regarding bringing pets onboard flights so that there are no surprises when it comes time to board! Additionally, having proper luggage and accessories will help ensure that your pup stays safe and comfortable throughout their travels - so without further ado, it’s time to join the WOLFpak.
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