Stress-Free Flying with Your Dog

Stress-Free Flying with Your Dog

Traveling can be a great way to spend quality time with your loved ones! If that includes your dog, then it’s important to prepare before your trip. Traveling can be stressful and overwhelming for pets, but preparing before your trip can help you and your dog enjoy stress-free flying.

Visit the Vet Before Your Trip

It is always a good idea to bring your dog to the veterinarian before any new adventure, especially if you’ll be flying. Your vet will be able to make sure your pet is healthy enough to travel and he or she will also be able to provide tips to make the process easier. Your veterinarian will also be able to recommend products or practices that can help keep your pet calm if he gets nervous during the flight.

Book Your Flight Early

Many airlines have rules regarding how many animals are allowed on each flight, so you want to book your flight as early as possible. Call the airline to make sure there is room for your dog, then purchase your ticket and confirm that you will be bringing your dog on the flight.

Invest in the Right Carrier

No matter what size dog you have, it’s important to have the right carrier to hold him during the flight. You can ask your veterinarian or friends for recommendations, or do some online research to find the right carrier for your pet.


Once you have the carrier, it can help to take a few practice runs so your dog will have an idea of what to expect. Set aside some time to keep your dog in the carrier so he gets comfortable with it and will be better prepared for the flight.

If you’re getting ready to travel to Steamboat Springs or the surrounding areas, you and your pet can turn to GO Alpine. Give them a call at (970) 879-2800 to learn about their transportation services that meet all flights at the Yampa Valley Regional Airport. 

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