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|05-06-2014 12:58 PM|
|eddie1976E||I have a 3 month old that whines every time one of us goes upstairs/downstairs. Hoping he can get over it as he gets older. Will have to try the couple of hours at kennel just to get him used to it.|
|05-05-2014 05:58 PM|
I'm in the same situation except that my girl is 6.5 months and 56lbs so she is very powerful. I have to cage her whenever I leave the house since she goes completely insane looking for me she might accidentally hurt someone or my older dogs. She just went in last week to get her stitches out from her spay, the vet techs couldn't get her out of our exam room to take her into the back, I had to walk her to the back and leave her with them. They took them out while she was standing on her back legs only trying to find me, then she ran and pulled the poor tech right back to our exam room.
I actually really love having a dog attached to me so much though, I never in my life go on vacations since I don't have the heart to leave my dogs in kennels or with friends, lol. I'm just worried that it might cause a problem down the line.
|04-26-2014 08:52 PM|
Originally Posted by llombardo View Post
|04-26-2014 08:45 PM|
Originally Posted by SunCzarina View Post
|04-26-2014 08:41 PM|
|04-26-2014 01:42 PM|
|SunCzarina||Make visits to the boarding kennel. If they have a day care program, get him in one day a week until vacation. Get him used to the people who work there and he'll be fine. Not that he won't come home extra happy to see you and give you a love mugging when you come to pick him up. They're more resilient than we give them credit for.|
|04-26-2014 01:15 PM|
Im in a similar situation with my 4.5 month puppy. He has been with me almost 24/7 since I got him at 7 weeks. I've been pretty worried about leaving him! I mean, he is can hardly stand when I just go out for just a few hours! lol
I found this site ( dogvacay.com ) where you can find dog sitters that care for a smaller number of dogs at a time and will keep them in their own home as a part of their family. The people I talked to were all very friendly, honest, and caring and willing to reccommend another sitter if they did not believe theirs was the best fit.
I found a great boarding situation for my puppy at $20 a day. He will be in a home with 24/7 supervision and lots of love and attention with one other friendly dog to play with, and I will be doing a meet and greet to make sure everything looks like a good fit before I make a final decision. I feel so much better about leaving him now! Plus I will get daily pics and updates!
I don't know how the pricing compares to kennel boarding, but I would definitely choose this over boarding in a kennel for my pups first week apart from me. I think he might actually enjoy his time while im gone. (I hope!)
|04-26-2014 11:28 AM|
|Kiitsu||My dog is this way and I was so worried about him! I'm glad its a common thing, it makes me feel so much better! I would say don't worry about it and just socialize. What I do is I let others feed and take him out to get him used to other people. It seems to be helping him big time! Little bugger still only follows me though, haha.|
|04-26-2014 08:19 AM|
One of the many reasons I go to puppy classes is I meet other pups and owners with wonderful dogs that are in my same situation. Possibly needing a dogsitter if I have to go away?
I take care of your pup (that I know and my pup knows) for FREE when you are gone. Then you do the same! So my puppy is having a blast on a prolonged playdate with friends and I don't have to kennel at all.
Other thing is just to make sure you are OUT of your house and socializing your pup in general with new things/places/pups/people. Otherwise it won't so much be missing you that's the issue at all. Instead it's the overwhelming fear/terror of being hit by 100% new/strange/scary things when you leave him.
|04-26-2014 08:15 AM|
|llombardo||I am positive my female would not do well in a boarding situation. To be fair I don't think the male would be be as bad. I do know that when he was brought to the shelter, he didn't do well and almost was put to sleep because of his anxiety issues. I can't imagine that the feeling of being brought to the shelter or boarding would be that different, especially for the first week. They still feel that same confusion and don't know what's going on. How about a person coming to the home? That is what I would have to do.|
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