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Traveling [with dogs] to Germany, France, and Italy

My husband and I would like to take our dogs with us by train to the surrounding countries. Has anyone experienced any problems crossing the border(s) by train? I am just looking for some helpful/friendly information. Thanks
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Re: Traveling to Germany, France, and Italy

Are they microchipped / do they have Pet Passports?
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Re: Traveling to Germany, France, and Italy

They are microchipped with the required European chip, as we had to get it before we arrived. They do not have a pet passport, but I am planning to go to my vet for one. I am hoping all of the paperwork I had completed 6 months ago will help my vet with the passport.
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Re: Traveling to Germany, France, and Italy

as long as you have evidence that rabies shots and vaccinations have been given to dog with chip number xyz, you'll be fine. Plus your dogs are bag-sized so even better.
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Re: Traveling to Germany, France, and Italy

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My husband and I would like to take our dogs with us by train to the surrounding countries. Has anyone experienced any problems crossing the border(s) by train? I am just looking for some helpful/friendly information. Thanks
As long as you have all the necessary documentations, microchip and the vaccinations (including rabies) are up to date there is no issue. Please check out these rules http://www.trenitalia.com/cms/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=9217d78653dbc110VgnVCM1000003f 16f90aRCRD. You need to buy a ticket for your dogs if you take certain trains (the faster ones) but at 50% of the rate. I suggest you use the web site to purchase the tickets so you can have an idea of the cost and it is in english as well.
Please also note that in Italy we do like dogs so expect on the train that people, usually kids will try to pet your dogs
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Re: Traveling to Germany, France, and Italy

In addition to valid vac (as shown in your pet passport), do research the dog control laws of the country/area you are visiting. For instance, make sure you understand the local leash/muzzle laws, as these vary quite a bit.

Check with the embassy of the country you are visiting for (more or less) up to date info on traveling with your pooch. If you are traveling by train, check with the train company for their regulations as well.

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