Thinking about bringing your canine friend on a commercial airline anytime down the road? We’ve searched the airline’s service fees and safety records as they related to pets to give you the additional facts you need before you book that next trip. With a little preparation, taking dogs on planes can be less expensive and much less of a hassle!

Carry-on or Checked?

The first question you should ask yourself is whether or not you’ll be carrying your canine friend on the flight with you or checking him and putting him in the hands of the airline to be carried in the plane’s cargo area. This decision typically will come down to size, with there currently being simply no choice but to check larger dogs on aircraft.

Carrying your Doggie on with You

Traveling dog owners with dogs small enough (each airline has varying rules regarding this) have the option to bring their dog on the flight with them in the cabin. The main factor we considered was simply cost. In that regard, Southwest Airlines was the major carried with the lowest charge ($75 each way) to carry-on your dog. The airline also offers the P.A.W.S. (Pets are Welcome on Southwest) guide. This is really a pleasant move for an airline that didn’t even allow dogs (or any other pets) only a short while ago.

Also worthy mention is definitely JetBlue. While they now charge more than Southwest ($100 each way), their Jetpaws program is specifically designed for flyers traveling with dogs on planes. The program includes a pet bag tag, a welcome e-mail with important details and their “Pettiquette” guidebook describing etiquette with regard to dog travel. As an additional bonus, members of JetBlue’s frequent flier plan, TrueBlue, collect 300 points each way whenever flying with their … Read More

Having pets will be a fun hobby that you can have. With their funny body shape, their unique behavior and their color, they can attract anyone who loves animal. You will find that animals that are separated from their original environment have a high dependence on anyone who keeps them. Thus, any kind of pet would need love, attention and responsibility starting from its food, shelter, until the matter of cleanliness.

If you have a child who wants to get a pet, you need to listen to the opinion of psychologists from Western Washington University, Olin Eugene Myers, Jr. According to him, there are several factors that determine the interaction between children and animals.

He explained that the reaction of children to the animals depends on the animals’ initial response. For example, when a child becomes acquainted with a kitten that is very funny and lively that make them were familiar joke, the positive response has been implanted in that child.

When a child caring, kissing and hugging his/her favorite animal, the animal will also provide a response back with his/her movements. The animal will be very spoiled when it is around him/her. When a child plays with your pet, the pet would be happy to cavort. That is the expression of feeling that it shows to that child.

Furthermore, Myers explained that when a child has a positive impression and feels that he gets something from the pet, the child will treat his/her pet as a friend. That child will have a sense of caring and responsibility to keep the pet.

Psychologically, children who keep animals become more caring and more responsible. There seems to be there is a positive side for keeping animal. Based on a research, make friends with animals teaches children responsibility, encourage the … Read More