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Choose the right crate Measure your pet
One of the most important things about crate training is to make your pet like their crate and come to see it as a safe place.. When the crate is first delivered make sure that you don’t close your pet inside the crate. If you do this, it will only make your pet see the crate as a scary place instead of it giving them the security that they require. It is important that the crate is placed in a room where you and your pet spend a lot of time together. To make the crate more comfortable for your pet we suggest that you put a familiar smelling blanket and perhaps an old t-shirt that you have worn recently into the crate. You can also add one or two of your pet’s favourite toys to entice them to go into the crate. If you have a dog you can start with putting treats inside the crate and if you have a cat you can put a bit of catnip. Always praise your pet when you see him / her entering the crate on their own. You can also start feeding your pet closer to the crate, you can do this for a day or two. Once you see that your pet is going into the crate to eat the treats or play with the toys then you can move your pet’s food bowl to just inside the crate so that your pet still stands outside the crate to eat. If you see that your pet is comfortable with this then move the food bowl further into the crate so that your pet has to stand inside the crate to eat. It is important that the food bowl is removed once your pet has finished eating. Once you find that your pet is comfortable with going in and out of the travel crate you can close the crate door for 5 – 10 min at a time without leaving the room. Keep on praising your pet whilst inside the crate. The best time to do it is once your pet has finished eating and had their toilet break or if you returned from a walk with your dog. If your pet becomes upset and barks or whimpers speak to them in a soft voice and open the crate door once they have settled down. When you open the crate door don’t make too big a fuss about it, you don’t want your pet to become too excited, they should be kept calm. The first time your pet might be a bit uneasy, if you see your pet is getting panicked, rather open the crate and try again a little later or the following day. Carry on with closing your pet inside the crate for a couple of minutes at a time. Once you see that your pet is comfortable with spending short periods of time inside the crate then you can start leaving the room whilst your pet is inside the crate. Once you see your pet is comfortable with spending periods of time inside the crate then you can if possible move the crate to your bedroom and try to leave your pet inside the crate during the night. Once your pet realises that it is not a punishment for them to spend time inside the crate and that you open the door after a while, they will start seeing the crate as a safe place. A host of our clients keep the crates after their travels because their pets get so attached to their crates, that they prefer sleeping in it.
Pet Shipment Mode
Carry-on baggage Cabin
Checked baggage Cargo
Pets traveling with a passenger that are not permitted in the cabin can be transported as checked baggage in the cargo hold. If you are a passenger traveling on the same flight as your pet and the combined weight of your pet and its crate is under about 70 pounds. (This weight varies by airline.)
Pets traveling as cargo are transported in the same pressurized holds as those in the checked baggage system and this area is temperature and pressure regulated similar to the cabin.
Unaccompanied or very large pets will travel as manifest cargo in the hold. Your pet may travel unaccompanied, either through the regular cargo channels
Pets traveling as cargo are transported in the same pressurized holds as those in the checked baggage system and this area is temperature and pressure regulated similar to the cabin. You will need to check your pet in and pick it up at the cargo facility of your airline which is typically located on airport grounds but not in the airport terminal.