Let your dog hang out in their airline approved carrier prior to the trip to get comfortable being inside it.
Take them on a long vigorous walk before boarding to tire them out for sleeping during the flight.
Exhaust Your Dog
Speak to your vet about anti-anxiety medications, herbal treatments or calming sprays to use pre-flight.
Use Calming Aids
Don't give a big meal right before flying which could cause nausea or a need to defecate mid-flight.
Include a worn t-shirt with your scent or special treat chews to make their crate feel safe.
Comforting Crate Items
Remain calm and upbeat so your dog feeds off your confidence about travel.
Take short drives with your dog crated in the car to get them comfortable being confined.