— Invest in a crate. Instead of renting a crate for your dog, consider purchasing your own prior to traveling. This will give your dog time to become comfortable in it before the flight, and you will have it to use when traveling in the future.
— Have identification. It is extremely important that your dog has proper identification, including a collar and a microchip, should they get lost. Your dog's tag should include your name and cellphone number on it and you should check with your recovery service provider prior to traveling to ensure that all information is up to date. For more information about microchipping and pet recovery service, visit www.akcreunite.org.
For more tips on dog ownership, visit the AKC at www.akc.org