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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA regulations require that dogs be at least 8 weeks old and fully weaned before traveling. No more than two live puppies 8 weeks to 6 months of age, that are of comparable size, and weighing 20 pounds (9 Kg) or less, may be transported in the same kennel.
The lessons below are designed for pet owners who are planning to travel with their dogs and airport personnel who have the responsibility of accepting dogs for air travel. After reviewing this lesson, you will understand the factors that can improve the safety of dogs during air travel. To learn how to plan for the safety of your dog during air travel: 1) read the instructions online, 2) watch the movie, or 3) view the practice activities below.