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Puppy on a train?

My daughter wants to pick a puppy up in Munich and then take the train to Amsterdam. Only question is will the trains allow a puppy in a crate on board?

Posted by
547 posts

What Pet Section? I've never seen one on the Thalys or the TGV.

Posted by
5547 posts

Pet section, as in the part of the train where pets are allowed. They differ from train to train and I'm not familiar with DB's rules. But since the OP's daughter is travelling from Germany, how TGVs and Thalys works are not really relevant.

Posted by
31513 posts

irrelevant possibly but I have vivid memories back in my early days working on the railway when at a rural station I had a Shetland Pony board. Back in the day we used to take all sorts of things...

Posted by
327 posts

Some trains theoretically require muzzles. But mostly this regulation is ignored. If the dog is well behaved, you're fine. Depending on the age of the pup, the bigger question would be how it is going to relieve itself.

However, dogs DO need tickets if they are not in a carryon sized crate or bag. The ticket is usually 50% price.

Our dogs are experienced train travelers, though primarily HVV (metro) and only a few regional trains.