Bernese Mountain dog Transport Service

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Your dog is so much more than four legs and a tail — they’re members of your family and best friends for life. We’re proud to be the nation’s top-rated and leading service for dog transportation.

Our unique process matches you with a fleet of pre-screened drivers with prior experience at transporting dogs, with strong emphasis on your pet's comfort and safety.

Successful Bernese Mountain transports from our marketplace

Jen Gerber shipped CamStevensville, MIBozeman, MTrating1486 mi$650.00
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What determines the cost of Bernese Mountain shipping

Here's what you need to know about safely transporting your Bernese Mountain.

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Ground and air travel have different associated costs. Flying is typically the fastest option, but also the most expensive and taxing on your pet.

Travel distance

The further you need to transport your pet, the more it'll cost. If you're using ground transportation, you'll have to factor in fuel costs, lodging, meals on the road and wear-and-tear on your vehicle. These costs are applicable whether you drive the pet yourself or you hire a transporter through CitizenShipper. Airlines charge more for longer plane rides as well. This is due to the cost of fuel and the need compensate pilots and flight attendants.

Pet size

Smaller pets are easier – and less expensive – to transport. If you’re flying your Bernese Mountain, they’ll need to travel in the cargo hold if they’re over 20 pounds. You’ll also need to buy a USDA-approved crate, which can cost around $200. With ground transport, it’s easier for drivers to accommodate small pets.

Health clearance and travel equipment

The first step to transporting your Bernese Mountain is ensuring they’re healthy enough to travel. Most species require a vet-issued health certificate to cross state lines. This will cost $50 to $300. You’ll likely need to purchase some equipment too – such as a crate and travel supplies.

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Bernese Mountain Dog: The Majestic Companions

Origins and Temperament

The Bernese Mountain Dog, hailing from the Swiss Alps, was historically a farm dog bred for herding livestock and pulling carts. Known for their gentle and friendly nature, these dogs often exhibit a strong loyalty to their families, making them excellent companions. The calm and patient temperament of the Bernese Mountain Dog is an asset during travel; however, their size and attachment to their owners can impact their comfort and stress levels while on the move.

Size and Physical Needs

Typically weighing between 70 to 115 pounds, Bernese Mountain Dogs are robust with a thick, tricolored coat. They require frequent exercise to maintain their health but are not considered overly energetic. As a large breed, they need ample space to stretch out during transport and might need help entering and exiting vehicles. Their thick coat also means they can easily overheat, making climate-controlled environments essential for their comfort and safety.

Common Health Considerations

Bernese Mountain Dogs can be predisposed to certain health conditions like hip dysplasia and bloat, which must be considered when planning travel. Health documentation, including vaccination records, a recent health certificate, and proof of any ongoing treatments, should be arranged in advance. Preventative measures, such as withholding food for a few hours before traveling to prevent bloat, should be taken to ensure a safe trip.

How to prepare your Bernese Mountain for transport

At CitizenShipper, we pride ourselves on making pet transportation a breeze. However, there are things you can do ahead of time to make your best friend’s trip safer and more comfortable.

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Talk to your veterinarian

Your pet’s safety is number one – that’s why checking in with your vet before finalizing any travel plans is essential.

Can’t make it to the vet’s office in time? Conveniently video chat with a qualified veterinarian at FirstVet – one of our amazing partners.

Here are the questions you’ll want to ask your vet:

  • Is my pet healthy enough for transport?
  • Is my pet up to date on their vaccines?
  • Is my pet’s microchip still in place and scannable?

Health and Vaccination Records

Compile all health and vaccination records, ensuring they are up-to-date according to travel destinations' regulations. Keep them accessible during transit for verification purposes or in case of an emergency.

Identification and Tracking

Securely fasten an identification tag with contact details to your Bernese Mountain Dog's collar, and ensure their microchip information is current. Consider additional GPS tracking devices for extra safety and peace of mind during travel.

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Comfort Items and Familiar Scents

Bring along their favorite blanket, toy, or piece of clothing with a familiar scent to provide comfort and reduce stress. Familiar scents can have a soothing effect and offer a sense of security in unfamiliar environments.

Essential pet transport travel supplies include:

  • Food, bowls and fresh water
  • Collars and leashes
  • Waste bags
  • Medication
  • First-aid supplies
  • Any travel documents
  • A secure, USDA-approved travel crate

Traveling to a new place is exciting but stressful for your pet. Pack their favorite toys, a bed or a comfy blanket to help them enjoy their journey. Familiar items remind them of home and will soothe their anxiety.

Tailored Travel Tips for Bernese Mountain Dog

Managing Anxiety and Stress

Consider a comfortable anxiety vest if your Bernese Mountain Dog experiences travel-induced stress. Familiar toys and periodic reassurances can help calm them, as can practicing pre-travel routines to acclimate them to their carriers or travel spaces.

Exercise and Bathroom Breaks

Schedule regular stops for exercise and bathroom breaks — every 3 to 4 hours is a good rule of thumb. Stretching and a little playtime during these breaks will help manage their energy levels and keep them comfortable during a long journey.

Temperature Control and Hydration

Maintain a temperature-controlled environment to prevent overheating, keeping in mind the breed’s dense coat. Supply a constant availability of fresh water to ensure proper hydration throughout the trip.

Post Transportation Care for your Bernese Mountain

Adjustment to New Surroundings

Allow your Bernese Mountain Dog to explore their new surroundings at their own pace. Familiar toys and bedding can help anchor their sense of home and provide comfort as they adjust.

Monitoring Health Post-Travel

Keep an eye on your dog’s behavior and health post-travel. If you notice any signs of distress or illness, consult with a veterinarian promptly to ensure any travel-related issues are addressed.

Continuing Care and Routine

Re-establish a regular feeding, walking, and play routine as soon as possible to help your Bernese Mountain Dog settle into their new environment. Continued care and regular routines are vital for their well-being.

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