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Being used to the carrier is really important. I forget about that because we make ours ride in the carrier in the car each and every time we go in the car. I use Sleepypod Air for car and plane. He is so used to it that it isn't a problem. I often just walk Loki through the airport on leash and put him in carrier just before we board the plane. No one has ever said anything. Yours will be too young though to be walking through the airport. As for pottying, I would find the quietest place possible. I like the handicap stall in the bathroom. Loki won't go if he is distracted by people, etc. A quiet corner will do though.

Don't worry too much. The puppy will pick up on your anxiety.
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I have flown with two of my puppies and it has been no problem at all. They have slept the whole time, and have pottied on a pee pad in a quiet corner of the airport upon landing.

The 2 hour ride TO the airport was more eventful with both. ...Minor car sickness with the first one, and a poop incident that was TOTALLY our fault with the other. She TRIED to tell us, and we decided she just needed to "settle" in the car. Until that unmistakable odor told us we had not listened to her desperate attempt to tell us she needed to go! Thank heavens we had brought lots of paper towels, baby wipes, bottled water and a spare crate pad as well as a kitchen trash bag. We cleaned her up, cleaned her crate up and got back on the road, after a stop to get rid of the mess in a gas station trash bin!

After that, the airport and airplane was a piece of cake!


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Being used to the carrier is really important. I forget about that because we make ours ride in the carrier in the car each and every time we go in the car. I use Sleepypod Air for car and plane. He is so used to it that it isn't a problem. I often just walk Loki through the airport on leash and put him in carrier just before we board the plane. No one has ever said anything. Yours will be too young though to be walking through the airport. As for pottying, I would find the quietest place possible. I like the handicap stall in the bathroom. Loki won't go if he is distracted by people, etc. A quiet corner will do though.

Don't worry too much. The puppy will pick up on your anxiety.
All good points! I sent my carrier to my breeder ahead of time, so my puppies could be used to sleeping in it before heading home.


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Sad . . . I just wrote a long post to you, Nora, and then I lost it. I wanted to let you know that I usually use Google instead of the forum search feature. You may wish to try that to find the answers to any particularly specific questions you have. Put the topic in quotes along with the words "havanese forum." Good luck!

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We had a similar problem when Tina was very young. We flew in the morning and did not feed her prior to the flight. At three months, most puppies do not have a problem not relieving them self during the night so 4-5 hours will should be OK. Most airports have a dog relief area on the property, some places even at the gate, make sure that you give her an opportunity to go at the airport. We gave Tina one half of a Benadryl tablet about a half hour before boarding to help reduce the anxiety . All went well.
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I have traveled across the whole United States by car and plane with my puppy. My Sofi did great! We stopped often in the car and I let her go pee pee. She slept most of the time in the car. On the plane, she slept most of the time in her carrier. It may have something to do with the vibration. In her carrier was a pee pee pad and whenever we hit an airport, we took a pee pee pad and put it on the floor. We had a collapsible bowl for food and water.

My Zoey on the other hand gets car sick and next week I have to drive 1,800 miles with her. The vet gave me Adaptil to spray on her bed. It worked the last time I drove 25 miles with her. I plan to use that again. It has a calming effect. I tried giving her Pet Calm drops but she still threw up.

You want to be sure to have plenty of wipes, plastic bags to throw waste away, a dry towel, and paper towels plus extra pee pee pads and either a collapsible bowl or a lixit attached to her crate so she will have access to water. You also might want to have a luggage cart with wheels so you can wheel her through the airport.

I think you will be fine. Nobody said anything to me about my dog except just wanting to know what I had in the cage. I told them I had a monkey because Sofi would make noises exactly like a monkey!! LOL
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