Traveling With A Service Dog

Traveling With A Service Dog

Well done, you made it to our last chapter in which we will briefly discuss how to travel with a service dog.

There is only one fundamental thing that we ought to mention: service dogs travel for free.

Charging their owners would be absolutely ridiculous.

Service dogs and emotional support dogs are wonderful creatures that help people with disabilities live a more fulfilling life.

What Is A Service Dog?

What Is A Service Dog

A service dog is a dog that is trained to assist a person with a disability or a particular medical problem.

A service dog can travel safely in the cabin with its owner.

Usually, airlines, train stations, and public transport do not charge an extra fee. For your dog to travel with you, he must:

If your dog does not meet these requirements, he must travel in the same way as every other pet.

Guide dogs, hearing dogs, and service dogs:

Emotional Support Dogs

Emotional Support Dogs

These dogs can travel in the cabin as long as they are kept inside a soft carrier that weighs between 8 kg / 17 lbs.

The carrier must not exceed 40 cm x 33 cm x 17 cm.

If the aforementioned weight or size limits are exceeded, the dog must travel in the hold (which is free).

Before the journey, it is necessary to ensure that the service dog or the emotional support dogs comply with all the health regulations in force in the country to which you’re traveling to.

Unfortunately, dogs that do not conform to all the requirements will not be allowed to travel.

Make sure to double check with the embassy before booking your flight.

If your emotional support dog is a brachycephalic (that is, with a crushed snout) he may not be allowed on board due to possible respiratory problems caused by the airplane’s high pressure.

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