This is not exactly a goodbye. It is more of a see you in a year type of deal, which feels like goodbye. My wife and I will be relocating for her clinicals. We both feel that it will be much easier if we leave our 15 month GSD with a family member. Has anyone had to experience leaving their dog for an extended amount out time? Do they forget about you? or will he be fine? This is so sad cause I feel terrible for leaving him behind.