As a doggy owner we always consider our doggy’s as a member of our family, and one of the most difficult decisions to make is how to leave them behind when you travel or go on a vacation. Who will feed them? Will the caretaker give him enough cuddles? Is the doggy better off at home, out in the backyard, boarded at a kennel or left with a friend or relative?
If it’s your first time leaving your doggy at home while you go away, you’re probably worried about how to ease the anxiety of getting separated, keep your doggy as happy as possible and provide the best care conditions while you’re away. We may even worry about our doggy during the vacation, which will be difficult for us to relax and enjoy.
Here are some suggestions on what to do with your doggy when you travel or go on a vacation:
Try to bring your doggy with you.
Bringing your doggy with you has plenty of advantages, no one will care for your doggy as well as you, you will be able to save on boarding fees, and you can spend more time with your doggy in exploring the world
There are also a lot of disadvantages in bringing your doggy along. A lot of doggy’s don’t enjoy traveling. They tend to be anxious with new environments and situations, they might not get along with other dogs, or aren’t able to adjust to vacationing.
Leave your doggy at home two days or fewer days.
If you will be away for just a couple of days for a weekend getaway, leaving your doggy at home will be easier. Since you will be out of the house for a short period, the danger of separation anxiety is lesser. After all, both of you are always separated during the day when you are working, and even if you spend more time together, the absence will pass quickly.
Let a neighbor, friend or relative take care of your doggy.
Asking a neighbor, relative or a close friend who lives nearby is also a good option, they can probably come more often to your home to check on your furrbaby. This is the cheapest option, and is good if your doggy is familiar with that person. The disadvantage is that if that person sees it as more of a favor, they might not be as responsible as someone that we pay like Professional Pet Sitters.
Leaving your dog at a kennel.
Boarding your doggy at a kennel is another option if you have a doggy which is friendly and sociable. Doggy’s can easily adapt to staying at a kennel, especially if they were introduced to them when they were still young. Just make sure, though, to leave your doggy for short periods.
Look for a trusted house and doggy sitter.
Looking for a trusted house and pet sitter is the best and our preferred option among people who usually travel. When we’re going away for long periods of time, we prefer to find someone we completely trust to stay in our homes and take care of our doggy. There are lots of ways to find that person, we can put a call out to our close friends and relatives and see if anyone can help us out. If that doesn’t work, there are lots of websites where we can find the best house and doggy sitters.
Whatever our decision is, let’s make sure that we are 110% comfortable with it. When it comes down to it, doggys can easily adapt to any given situation and many will enjoy the change of pace when they are left at home for holiday vacation.
Whether your doggy is left at home all week or boarded in a kennel, doing some research and planning will ensure their safety and well being.There are lots of options and it’s important to take time to make sure you find a safe, secure and loving situation for your doggys.