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For some dog owners, a vacation isn't considered a family vacation if the dog isn't coming too. Traveling with your dog can be a lot of fun but definitely requires some planning beforehand for a successful trip.
Whether you're traveling by car or by air, making sure your dog is safe is critical. Along with making sure your dog has ID with your current contact information in case he or she gets lost, proper containment equipment is a must.
Taking your dog on board an airplane can seem intimidating and every airline has complicated rules to follow regarding the procedures for crating your dog, sizes allowed in cabin and even breed restrictions. Some steps you'll need to follow include:
Even if you bring your dog along with you, there may be times where you'll need to board him for a few hours while you enjoy a non-dog-friendly activity. For example, many major hotel properties and entertainment facilities are taking advantage of the trend towards dog-friendly vacations. You can actually board your dog at a kennel located in Disneyland, although the Disney hotel properties are not yet dog friendly.
Anyone who's traveled with their dog can tell you, it isn't always easy, but having your best friend along on vacation is definitely worth the extra preparation and work. Your dog is part of your family and seeing the sights around the country or having a family reunion wouldn't be half as much fun without everyone present, two-legged or four-legged!