Going away advice

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Old 08-24-05, 04:25 PM
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Going away advice

I was wondering if someone can give me some advice. I want to go on vacation with my wife this winter, but the problem I have is two dogs, one would not be too hard done by, but the other is a hound cross that is very attached to me. The dog is about four years old and has seen me everyday of his life. I have no close family or friends available to help out and I shun bringing them to a kennel (had a bad experience with my last dog). This dog has a hard time when he sees my talking to a neighbour.
Is there any advice out there to help me out?
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Old 08-25-05, 04:55 AM
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There's really only 3 choices.

1. Take them with you. Then in most hotels it costs extra and you have to stay in smoking rooms.

2. Pay someone to sit with them and let them out once or twice a day.

3. Leave them at a kennell. There are some pretty good kennels out there if you shop around. Make sure if you choose this route that the dogs are up to date on their shots and they will need that shot to prevent kennel cough "bordetella shot".

I run into this problem every year, so don't feel bad. We usually take her with us or pay a neighbor kid to take care of her.
 
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Old 08-25-05, 08:00 AM
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Another Option...

One of the best option available for a high strung dog is to have your vet kennel them for you. Many people forget that quite often their vet will kennel your pets while you are gone.

If this is not available through your vet, then I would suggest taking them along with you. Or between now and then, getting a local pet sitter to come visit often enough to become friends with the dogs, so that when you need to leave, the pet sitter is on good terms with them both.

I would opt for the vet option first, as if anything happens, or the dog in question has too much anxiety, they are better equipted to deal with that issue, and know your dogs medical history as well.

Just my two cents,
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Old 08-25-05, 12:07 PM
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Thank you both for your suggestions. I have a hard time with kennels partially because neither of my dogs know what a cage is. I like the idea of a pet sitter, at least the pets are in a familiar surrounding.
Sometimes you got to wonder, who is the pet and who is the master.
 
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Old 08-25-05, 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by jimmee
Sometimes you got to wonder, who is the pet and who is the master.
Ask my cat he'll tell ya.
 
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