Tips For Big Dogs Traveling

Embarking on a journey with your big dog requires careful planning and consideration to ensure a safe and comfortable experience for your furry friend. One of the key elements in this preparation is selecting the right crate, tailored to meet your big dog’s specific needs. In the following guide, we’ll delve into essential tips and considerations for traveling with large dogs, covering everything from crate customization and plane size to ground transportation and pet-friendly accommodations. Whether you’re navigating the process independently or seeking the assistance of pet shipping experts, these insights aim to make your travel with a big dog as seamless as possible. So, let’s dive into the details to ensure a smooth and enjoyable journey for both you and your beloved companion.



Big Dog Crate

Choosing the right crate for your big dog is crucial when traveling. Sometimes, customization is necessary to ensure the perfect fit, offering ample space and comfort. You can tailor crates in various ways, from adjusting height for head and ear clearance to full customization based on your big dog’s specific measurements.


Plane Size

Consider the plane size before booking your flight. Not all airplanes can accommodate large dogs, so inform the airline about your pet’s size in advance. Make a reservation for your pet to ensure they get the extra space needed in the cargo area. Pet shipping experts can help schedule flights on larger planes that can comfortably accommodate a big dog crate.


Pet Resort or Alternate Plan

Have a contingency plan in case of flight delays or cancellations. Pet shipping experts can arrange a pet resort or boarding kennel when needed. If you’re managing the move independently, compile a list of dog-friendly hotels near your itinerary airports.



Ground Transportation for Big Dogs

Ground transportation for big dogs is essential. Pet shipping experts can organize transportation from your home to the departure airport and from the destination airport to your final location. Ensure you use a large vehicle that can accommodate the big dog crate, as many regular vehicles may not.


Big Dog Food

Consider your big dog’s food needs. While a 5lbs bag may sustain a small dog for two weeks, big dogs can consume this amount in just a few meals. Arrange for pet food delivery at your destination or research pet food stores in the area. Pet shipping experts may also offer food services or information about resources at your destination.


Pet Travel Survival Kit

Prepare a pet travel survival kit with essentials like big-dog-sized poop bags, a leash, and a harness or collar. Keep these in your carry-on for quick access before and after travel.


Pet Relief Areas

Research pet relief areas in airports for layovers or delays. Many airports have spacious dog parks where your big dog can stretch and have fun before and after the journey.

For any inquiries about traveling with big dogs, flight scheduling, or crate customization, contact our team of pet shipping experts. Safe travels!


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