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Flying with Havs?

When people fly, as in go on a vacation with the Hav, what do you do if you have a layover or do you just try to get direct flights? We are trying to decide whether or not to take Marvin for a family visit on the west coast, from Wisconsin, but is it a big hassle? There are no direct flights from here to there, so we'd have a layover. Then we'd have to go out of security to find a stretch of grass to pee and poop on, right? I think this is probably a duh question but I'm just wondering if there are some tricks you all know about. We can leave him home, but it would just be fun to take him. (Of course, now that I've recently written about the car barfing problem, you're all probably wondering why I would think about this. On the other hand, You of all people would understand not wanting to be parted with your Havfor 6 days!)

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When I have gone on long flights I take a couple of wee pads and take them into the bathroom in the big stall, lay down the pad and let them go. then I just throw the wee pad away.

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When people fly, as in go on a vacation with the Hav, what do you do if you have a layover or do you just try to get direct flights? We are trying to decide whether or not to take Marvin for a family visit on the west coast, from Wisconsin, but is it a big hassle? There are no direct flights from here to there, so we'd have a layover. Then we'd have to go out of security to find a stretch of grass to pee and poop on, right? I think this is probably a duh question but I'm just wondering if there are some tricks you all know about. We can leave him home, but it would just be fun to take him. (Of course, now that I've recently written about the car barfing problem, you're all probably wondering why I would think about this. On the other hand, You of all people would understand not wanting to be parted with your Havfor 6 days!)

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We use the doggie stroller for flights. The attendants take it when we board and we pick it up on the way off of the plane. For a layover, we have potty pads handy and go to the bathroom and put the dog down on it and say, 'go potty'. There are really neat water bowls you can buy at Petco that are like a small piece of plastic. They unfold to become a water bowl and weigh hardly anything. I've never once had any problem with any of my dogs on a flight no matter how long it is. The noise of the plane seems to knock them out cold (it does me also). I'd leave the dog along until you land. Once you wake a dog up, they need to go potty (again, me too) LOL
I much prefer flying with my dogs than my grandkids! It's so much easier

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I do the same thing as Heather, we use the handicap stall or family bathroom and I put the pee pad down, let her go..and then toss it in the trash. I also use the stroller. I've never had to take her outside. If he knows the "go potty" command, then he'll use the pad.

I just let her drink out of a bottled water. She still loves doing that and thinks thats the coolest thing in the world! If she sees a bottle water on my table she'll whine for it! lol

I find it easy to travel with her. We are talking about a possible trip to Hawaii next summer which is a VERY long flight from Virginia. I"m sure she'd love it though.

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I have flown with the dogs several times and agree with the comments above. However, I have another question. Has anyone ever tried to carry on two dogs in one bag? I may be taking a trip with my daughter - four dogs - We will only have two tickets and I think we will only be allowed two dogs . . . technically. Has anyone ever done this?

Appreciate any advice.

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Kara, go to Pettop.com and check it out.


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Those are COOL! BUT.......then I wouldn't be SPILLING water ALL OVER myself?????

Arlene,

I've never done that. You *may* have to put 2 in cargo I'd call the specific airline, there may be different regulations for each carrier.

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I just got 2 pettops - one for me and one for DD. Haven't used them yet, but I am going to try them just to see if they know how to drink with it.


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Leslie also uses one for Tori and it works nice. I need to upgrade cause my bottle things leak after awhile. Kimberly also complained about them.

As to sneaking dogs on planes-I have friends who do it quite frequently and have never been caught! As to 2 havs in one carrier, you might have trouble unless they are puppies. If you fly with your dog you lose your carry on, so not sure how you take 2 sherpa bags without being busted!

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My two fit in a large sherpa (cozy but they don't seem to mind). . . I guess I'm just two nervous to try it . . . I will not put them in cargo . . . Guess I have two choices - drive or take two more people with us on vacation.

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