Audrey joins me more often than not when I'm traveling. She's often mistaken for a stuffed animal, and while I fully support stuffed animal travel, I don't know why people think I would travel with a stuffed dog...but I digress. Traveling with a dog isn't difficult, but it's something you learn tricks to as you do it. So here are my tips for traveling with girl's best friend.
1. Bathroom Break
This seems obvious, but you'd be surprised how easy it is to overlook when you're in a hurry for a very early morning flight. Not only will you dog be fidgety, but you'll feel super guilty, so do what you have to in order to make sure your puppy has a potty break prior to arriving at the airport.
2. Starbucks Water
Flying is dehydrating for everyone, including you dog! Starbucks provides free ice water, all you have to do is ask, and your dog will appreciate you for it!
3. Travel case
Audrey has a backpack that designed for carrying pets, and she loves it. She hops right in and she's always right by me, which is her favorite place to be! Figure out what works best for you dog, BUT, make sure it fits under the seat! The key is finding a happy medium and making sure your pup will be comfortable during the hours of travel.
Have your paperwork in order, especially if traveling internationally. It will save time and anxiety if you know what you are allowed to have and what they need to make sure your pup is okay to enter the country.
Flying with dog food is sometimes allowed, but sometimes not. This can create difficulties upon arrival to your destination, so do a little research prior to takeoff to find out where you can get your dogs food in the travel destination.
I hope these tips help you! Do you travel with your dog? What are your tricks and secrets? Let me know in the comments!