According to the United States Department of transportation, over 2 million pets travel by air each year. Most often, pets that travel by air arrive safely at their final destination and are happily reunited with their owners. Unfortunately, the trip does not always go smoothly for some pets as they become injured or even die during the course of air travel.
This lesson is designed for airport personnel who have the responsibility for the care of dogs and handling of kennels during air travel. After reviewing this lesson, you will understand many factors that can improve the safety of dogs during air travel and increase the likelihood that the dogs will arrive healthy at their final destination. These factors include the appropriate care and handling of dogs and kennels under both normal and extreme conditions.
Persons handling and caring for dogs during air transportation should observe the kennel labeling carefully.
Transporting and Handling of Dogs