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- Get your dog. If your dog is in cargo, it will not come out with the other luggage. Go to the designated cargo area, where the skis, golf clubs and surf boards are brought, and retrieve your pet, not your luggage, first.
- Take your dog to the bathroom. Depending on the size of the dog, you can bring him outside or to the nearest restroom to set up his pee pad, Geller says. It's at this time that you can gush over your dog, but you don't want to overdo it and build a sense of separation anxiety, she says.