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Traveling with a wolfdog

Wolfdogs generally like to travel. But should teach them be calm in car and the moving of car since puppy. Some react badly, excessive salivation, vomiting. Show puppy the car, but not force him into anything. This can be really long lasting issue. Show the puppy, we travel to see something great, so he can be happy, that we travel. Its good to begin with learning to stay in a cage as soon as possible. If the dog is really sick of traveling, ask your vet for medications.

If the dog is reacting with vomiting, prepare huge patience, cleaning set, good and easy ground in car, that you can clean. Begin from straight roads, without braking or curves. Try to take him only to good things, he likes. Its important to say, some are sick of traveling long life and some only in puppy age.

If you go only to short trip (like only to trainings place), or travel hundreds of kilometers for a dogshow, plan the route before. Keep the dog safe, not in direct wind, but with enough fresh air!!! Is important, that the cage is easy to ventilate and the dog is not cooking in it in summer. Take pauses for walk, pee and to take fresh air. You know your dog, if he is ok in car for a hour or for more. The puppy needs more pauses, adult can be in car for 5 hours.

Sure, i must not say it, but anyway - NEVER let the dog alone in car, mostly in summer!!!

Documents for travelling

Pet Pass - International vaccinations passport – is a document for traveling with the dog in foreign, where you can find all the informations about him (gender, breed, date of birth), chip number and his location, when the dog had its vaccinations, brand of vaccine, should not be older tha a year.

The chip helps to identify dog on many actions, is needed to travel in foreign. Has unique 12 number code, is 12*2mm big, can not be modified. Mostly is located on left side of neck. Puppies are chipped in about 5-6weeks of age with injection. The chip can not travel, says the distributor, but there are cases, that it traveled on chest or, rarely, the chip is inactive. ou get the unique number on a sticker in your EU pass and the number is written into database. The dog can be listed if lost found very quickly.

Traveling by car
It is necessary to ensure the dog. The car should correspond to the size of the dog. Journey is not to be comfortable for us, but also for the dog. Most are suitable for such purposes combi-type cars, with a large volume of space or SUV type. If we have the financial capability, there are trailers with special boxes for dogs.

The dog should be secured against movement, transport cage is suitable. Suitable cages are made special for your car and the dog size. Before traveling, walk a bit with the dog and about an hour, two before do not feed. Water must be still available. During long journey we stop to walk the dog again. If the dog is not OK with car and you necessarily need to carry him with you, consult your veterinarian about pills. To travel by car must be trained from puppy and gradually.

Most usually dog is not calm by traveling, when the car accelerates and stops sharply, when changes directions. If the path is smooth and uniform, the dog usually calm down, lie down or fall asleep. Quick turns can cause vomiting and a dog who is otherwise accustomed to travel can vomit too. Therefore you need to adjust driving.

We travel with dogs in classical cage, free or in special cages made for our car. Before this, the dog should know the cage.

Traveling by train, bus
With trains and buses can we travel only if it is muzzled. You must learn the dog to accept it. Its a command as any other, but, its uncomfortable for the dog, so some may have problems with it. They can act like actors in Hollywood, do scenes, try to take it off,... Maybe you will have some injuries from the metal one, but, train it. To have a dog used to have a muzzle is great.

Dog needs a ticket too. Must be on leash. Wolfdog raises respect and fear in many people, so we have to remember that, not everyone is happy when appears at his head a head of wolfdog. Keep your dog with you, therefore, the best is to let him stay on the ground. Train has a smooth ride, do not often change the direction as car, so the dog does not tend to still get up and control the situation as in the car. To train a dog traveling by train is the same, as training for traveling by car, if the dog is OK in the car, the train would not be a problem, maybe just getting in the high steps. Bus transportation is a little difficult, because bus goes quickly and sharply (we all know this), prevent injury of your dog, someone can step on his paw or tail,  or someone hits with muzzle. Stay aside if possible.

 

Traveling by plain
It is more difficult. The dog is separated in cargo of the plain in a cage (it is cold there, noisy,...). First we need to teach a dog stay in a cage and stay calm. In the cargo space of the aircraft is colder than the cabin, but it should not make the dog a big problem. It is more engine noise and separation. A short trip by plane can be solved by training, if the path is long, consult your veterinarian. The dog may do not have a problem with few hours flight, some have with two hours already. You must estimate if your dog can make this or teach him. Shipping cage must be strong, well-secured "wolfdog-proof": o) the cargo companies have their own rules, so inform before traveling a long time.

Before entering a country, find information about vaccinations. Also, some countries do not allow wolfdogs at all!