We are getting ready to go on our first trip since we got our shepherd last Spring. Will be away about 3 weeks. He has never been away from us. We have a getaway place at the lake and he goes with us every time and loves it. I am not sure how it would go if he was away from us for that long. We are torn on whether to bring him with us or put him up in a boarding place. Taking him with us will be a major pain! We have a 2 and 4yo, so our hands are full already. We will be flying about 1400 miles and staying mostly with family. There is no family here with enough room to keep him. The only option I see is bringing him, which will also more than likely be more cost effective than boarding him.... I think I just answered my own question. I think the logical thing to do is bring him, but man! It is going to be a Pain in the As*!