Traveling with my dog

Hi, I would need to travel with my dog to several cities within Europe. My dog is very sociable and well behaved, but he ́s not so small, he would not fit in the carriers I read about in some answers, and it would also be difficult to carry him in one. He weights 33 pounds more or less and is more or less 20 inches tall, he ́s medium sized. Would I be able to carry him on a leash with a muzzle? I will be taking high speed trains, night trains, and other national lines. I would be taking equipment for his "bathroom" needs (diapers, others).

If there are only a few lines that would allow my medium sized dog with a leash and muzzle please let me know. If, generally speaking, I would be able to take him on most trains and journeys, please let me know. I have all the necessary documents for him to travel.

Thanks!.-
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  • Hi Maria,

    Yes, dogs can be taken on board trains.

    Generally, when traveling with a dog, you would just have to expect the following:

    1.) The requirement that your dog be leashed and, in some cases, even muzzled

    2.) The possibility that the conductor would move you to another part of the train if any neighboring passengers object to the presence of your dog

    3.) The need of a separate ticket for your dog. You would purchase the ticket for your dog at the station before you board. Generally, a dog ticket would be 25-50% off the local price of a 2nd class ticket (even if you’ll be traveling in 1st class).

    4.) The requirement of appropriate documentation, such as a dog registration certificate and health card.
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