Just wondering. Where do you leave your dogs if you go on a vacation? And how early is too early for leaving your dog with somebody else / boarding kennel? We're thinking of visiting the family over Christmas (they live overseas) when our GSD, Pepper will be about 7 months old. We do have somebody who has offered to take care of her in his home while we are away. He absolutely loves her and has a 6 year old lab at home. It will be a 2 week trip. I'm very torn about going this year because she's so young. Do you think 2 weeks without us would be too hard for her?