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Hi we are thinking of moving back to the Uk from Australia and would like to take our 2yo dog with us. We are in Sydney and want to go to Manchester or London.

our dog is very nervous of people he doesn’t know so please if anyone ha recommendations for companies who are good at dealing with this and do you think less stops would be better for him? Ie if we flew out of Perth? 


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Uploaded medicals and police checks July 2018

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We flew our VERY nervous chihuahua who is scared of everyone except us with Emirates and used Dogtainers. They were wonderful. H flew Perth to London via Dubai. 

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3 hours ago, Egorfester said:

Hi we are thinking of moving back to the Uk from Australia and would like to take our 2yo dog with us. We are in Sydney and want to go to Manchester or London.

our dog is very nervous of people he doesn’t know so please if anyone ha recommendations for companies who are good at dealing with this and do you think less stops would be better for him? Ie if we flew out of Perth? 

We used JetPets in the past. No issues at all.

Use an experienced International Animal Transport company as they know all the best routes and airlines etc. No way would I attempt to organise this myself, there is a lot to do.

Good luck with your move.


 Perth WA  / UK / Queensland

 

 

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I agree with the others, use a specialist company. I’d say the Perth direct flight would be the best option.  It will be an unpleasant process for a dog so I reckon the quicker it’s out the way the better. I believe even on the stops they remain in the crate so it makes sense that 19 hours is better than say 30.  It’s a long time onboard and they’ll be a bit hungry and bewildered on landing but on and off only once would be the kindest if possible. 

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On 12/04/2021 at 10:37, Egorfester said:

Hi we are thinking of moving back to the Uk from Australia and would like to take our 2yo dog with us. We are in Sydney and want to go to Manchester or London.

our dog is very nervous of people he doesn’t know so please if anyone ha recommendations for companies who are good at dealing with this and do you think less stops would be better for him? Ie if we flew out of Perth? 

Hi,

I spoke with a lady from Dogtainers today regarding taking our 2 dogs back to the UK. The lady asked for photographs as one of the dogs may be classed a snub nosed breed as she is a Maltese X Shih-tzu. If she is classed a snub nosed she will not be able to fly with Emirates to Manchester and will have to fly with Qantas to Heathrow. She said they will need to assess with photographs. They will also need weight and size of the dogs. I was told they will assess the best route for the dogs which could mean a 5 day journey if travelling through Emirates with a 2 day stopover in Dubai which I didn't expect.

We have the same concerns as yourself our Spoodle is a nervous dog. We plan to size the dogs for crates through Dogtainers in advance to get them used to it and to use in the car to go for drives and then a nice walk, and to use to sleep in. We want to make sure they know how to have a drink also with the door closed.

A friend of our recently used Dogtainers to take her Golden Retriever back to the UK. His trip took around 7 days in total with comfort stops. He was fine when he arrived and was ready for a long woodland walk, she was amazed!  

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On 03/05/2021 at 21:53, George and Mildred said:

Hi,

I spoke with a lady from Dogtainers today regarding taking our 2 dogs back to the UK. The lady asked for photographs as one of the dogs may be classed a snub nosed breed as she is a Maltese X Shih-tzu. If she is classed a snub nosed she will not be able to fly with Emirates to Manchester and will have to fly with Qantas to Heathrow. She said they will need to assess with photographs. They will also need weight and size of the dogs. I was told they will assess the best route for the dogs which could mean a 5 day journey if travelling through Emirates with a 2 day stopover in Dubai which I didn't expect.

We have the same concerns as yourself our Spoodle is a nervous dog. We plan to size the dogs for crates through Dogtainers in advance to get them used to it and to use in the car to go for drives and then a nice walk, and to use to sleep in. We want to make sure they know how to have a drink also with the door closed.

A friend of our recently used Dogtainers to take her Golden Retriever back to the UK. His trip took around 7 days in total with comfort stops. He was fine when he arrived and was ready for a long woodland walk, she was amazed!  

Hi,

 

thanks so much for the information! I definitely had not considered it would take more then a day as I assumed it was one flight through. Will definitely speak to dogtainers once we have made more of a decision on the move


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Uploaded medicals and police checks July 2018

Applying from UK

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