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Flying with new puppy in cabin

Just wanting to hear from anyone who flew their new puppy home with them. What was your experience like? Was it very stressful for the puppy? Do you have any tips? Thank you!
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Are you close to getting your puppy? How long will your flight and drive combo be?

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Not close enough! But I just found out the puppies are due the first week of February, so I'll be bringing him/her home in early April The flight with puppy will be about 2.5 hours. The breeder will be meeting me at the airport hotel and I think it will be about an hour and half drive for her.
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How long is your drive from the airport back to your house? Very exciting! (Do you have your ex pen yet?)

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It値l only be a 15-minute drive. I値l have someone pick me up. I haven稚 bought the ex-pen yet. I値l place the order once puppy is born. They make a 3x4 pen now so I think that痴 what I値l get.
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Congrats on your future puppy I know you have been planning for a long time! If you do a forum search you値l find lots of old threads on this, they might provide your best info.

Have you checked out the airports you値l be using to see if they have pet relief areas?
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Yeah, I'm a wee bit of a planner and just a tad excited, so I'm always thinking ahead I'm not sure yet which airport I'll be flying out of, but I just checked the one I'm more concerned about (a very big airport) and it does have pet relief areas. Thanks for mentioning that! I didn't know airports even had such a thing.

I did just look at some previous posts that were a bit helpful about flying with a puppy--thanks!
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Yeah, I'm a wee bit of a planner and just a tad excited, so I'm always thinking ahead I'm not sure yet which airport I'll be flying out of, but I just checked the one I'm more concerned about (a very big airport) and it does have pet relief areas. Thanks for mentioning that! I didn't know airports even had such a thing.

I did just look at some previous posts that were a bit helpful about flying with a puppy--thanks!
I知 an extreme planner too. I watched 3 hours worth of positive crate training videos because I wanted my pup to love his crate. The videos were not needed. He hopped right in on his own within minutes of being home lol. So much for all of my homework.

My best tip would be a mini clean up kit with wet wipes and line the travel crate with a towel you don稚 mind tossing out. Pack a bully stick for pup to chew on during the flight, but they will likely sleep the whole time. Also remember that the pups travel bag counts as carry on luggage.

You might want to check out Snuggle Puppy for your new pup. I bought one for my best friends new puppy and she swears by it. I知 bringing one with me to pick my pup up.
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Yeah, I'm a wee bit of a planner and just a tad excited, so I'm always thinking ahead I'm not sure yet which airport I'll be flying out of, but I just checked the one I'm more concerned about (a very big airport) and it does have pet relief areas. Thanks for mentioning that! I didn't know airports even had such a thing.

I did just look at some previous posts that were a bit helpful about flying with a puppy--thanks!
You definitely do NOT want to take a new puppy to a pet relief area. WAY to much chance of picking up an illness. Make sure you pack LARGE pee pads and take the puppy into the "family" restroom, where you can close the door. Place the puppy on the pad on the floor, and give them a chance to potty there. (they may... or not) But it is not safe to put a puppy who is not yet fully vaccinated on the ground anywhere lots of other dogs of unknown vaccination status have been.

Otherwise, it's really not a big deal. I've flown with two of mine, and both were great on the plane... not a peep. Do bring along paper towels, baby wipes and some extra old towels as bedding in case of accidents or vomiting. Both are more likely on the car rides than in the plane, quite frankly. Most puppies are lulled by the engine noise and sleep most of the way on the plane.
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I realized after I read up on the pet relief areas that they wouldn't be much use to me with a puppy. I thought they were just pet-friendly areas with benches and such where you could sit and have your pup out of its carrier (on your lap or whatever) without getting in trouble and where dogs could also go to the bathroom. Nope, it's basically just an outdoor bathroom area with fake grass.

Thank you for the tips! I'll be sure to take those supplies and try the "family" rest room before getting on the plane.
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