I had such an amazing time at BlogPaws in Ohio that I want to go to BlogPaws in Denver. The problem? Do I take Toby or not. And, the major “BUT” factor here is the fact I have to fly and my dog has never flown before. It is giving me an anxiety attack just thinking about it.
Toby is definitely small enough to fit under the seat, but the problem is he hates being in a bag. I’ve tried several different ones when he was a puppy, because I figured it would be a great way to take him shopping with me, but he would jump right out of them and want to walk around. Part of the problem is that although Toby is 12 pounds, he is very long and doesn’t fit into many of them.
The second issue is whether or not to give him a sedative. A friend of mine uses them all the time with her dogs when they travel on a place, but it makes me very nervous. What if he has a reaction? Yes, I know the answer is to try it well before his first plane ride, but it still worries me.
The third issue is I’m worried he will start barking at the TSA agents and we’ll never be allowed on the plane! Ok, maybe that’s a little outrageous, but it still makes me worry.
So, we need your help and suggestions!
What kind of bag does your dog travel in and what would you suggest for Toby?
What should I expect going through security at the airport with my pup?
Do you sedate your dog before a flight?
What are some true and tried flying tips you’ve done?