Things to Know Before Traveling to Poland With Your Dog

Traveling With Your Dog to Poland

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Are you going on holiday to Poland or passing through Poland en route to your destination, with your dog? Before hand, you may want to check out the top best grain free dog foods that are on sale on the city, or you can just pre-order online for delivery to wherever you’re staying in Poland. To top it all, it is important to know the laws and regulations of Poland with regard to traveling with dogs.

Specific Rules for Poland

In Poland, a dog may not be transported in the front, but no special rules apply to transport your dog in the car. It is of course very wise to transport your dog with extra safety measures such as a belt, crate, or dog guard. In Poland, there is no ban on certain dog breeds, but countries you travel through on your way to Poland may have regulations in place so please read carefully before you go to avoid unnecessary trouble.

Poles are real dog lovers and are therefore very pleased when it comes to walking a dog. Although dogs are forbidden in the national parks, oddly enough they can go anywhere in the nature reserves. In forests and walking areas it is indicated whether and when your dog is allowed to walk. In the spring, March through May, dogs should always be on a leash because, during this period, most wildlife get young. Always make sure to bring a leash when you go out with your dog because it can always be that there are people who do experience a stray dog. If you want to take your dog to a forest in Poland, it is wise to put a fluorescent collar on your dog because of hunters. The chance is small to encounter a hunter in the vast forests, but with a fluorescent collar, the chance that your dog will be mistaken for something else is considerably smaller.

A dog is no problem with public transport in Poland. On the train, the dog can travel with you for half of a second-class ticket. The dining car, sleeping car, or couchette is not welcome for the dog. In the tram, bus, or metro your dog has to wear a muzzle without restrictions for half the price of a normal ticket. Taking a dog in a taxi is usually not a problem, but it does depend on the driver.

Advice

Although it is not mandatory in Poland, it is still strongly recommended that if you travel with your dog to Poland, you always use a dog harness, crate, or dog guard. This significantly increases safety for you, the occupants, and your dog.