This is a question to people who show their dogs around the world. How do your dogs cope with travel by plane? Where do you get appropriate crates, especially with equipment for fresh water over this long period of time?
How far do you travel with your dogs - maximum? Which airlines are the petfriendliest? Can someone give me some sort of experience report? What is the safest way to travel? Does first class make a difference?
I am asking because a setter friend of mine would like to come from England to Australia, and we heard horror stories about dogs being left behind, or dogs being stolen and transported to countries where dogs are not so much respected. In general, I am terrified by the idea that dogs over 20kg must be transported like luggage.
My friends say that, although they have their visa and everything is settled, they would never leave without their dog, but rather stay in England if such a long flight is so dangerous and traumatizing. I must say I would feel the same.
Who can give advice?
Thanks a lot!