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Hello

I just wondered what the situation is regarding travelling on trains with a dog? I think it is 50% ticket price. But is anyone aware of any restrictions, or conditions (such as muzzling etc.?) My dog is an elderly terrier, too old to be anything but well-behaved anymore . . . and we would be travelling to Lisbon with him, from Curia.

Any tips, information, personal experience . . . do share!

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Obrigada Lobito

But . . . has anyone taken their dog on a train and been asked for papers . . . and is muzzling enforced? If so - I'll need to make one . . . he's an old gentleman (16) and it really is undignified! :?

I've not yet seen a dog on a train . . . which is why I'm interested in personal experience.

Thanks . . .

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I regularly take my dog on the train. It is a "dog fare" you pay(50%). You need a dog passport (even when travelling within pt only) & they inspect it to check that the rabies vaccination is up to date before they will even issue the ticket for travel. I would advise arriving at least 20 mins before your train departure, as they are not usually familiar with dogs travelling & have to check the rule book, or make telephone calls. They will ask to see your muzzle, & once on board it is STRICTLY enforced that the dog has to wear a muzzle for the whole duration of the journey, no matter how long, or how hot it is, or how sweet natured the dog is. (& temperatures on the old un-airconditioned trains can be horrendously hot) So I would strongly advise buying a muzzle which will allow your dog to pant. I bought a leather muzzle, which I oiled to make soft & comfortable, for 8€

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Hello Jill

Thanks for that . . . that is helpful. And it is useful to know about the muzzles etc.

At our station tickets are bought on the train . . . so who knows how that might go. Might reconsider my travel options . . . Really helpful, thank you.

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