Before your trip, leave the bag open with a favorite toy or treat inside. Allow your pet to wander in and out of the bag, praising and rewarding it for doing so. Carry your pet around in the bag so it becomes comfortable in its new environment, and it will associate the Sherpa Bag with a pleasant experience. The more comfortable it becomes with the bag at home, the less anxiety you will have when you travel with it. The bag will become your pet’s personal den. Patience is key! Never leave your pet alone in a zipped-up bag.