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Old 06-26-2013, 09:36 AM
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Default How long have you left your dog?

For vacations, travel, etc?

I just realized that the longest I've been away from Jackson was 6 nights one time. I had to fly out to CO to help my uncle after he had surgery. It felt like FAR too long.

I am very lucky that I have my dad, I always leave him at his house -- he has a fenced in yard, two other dogs, plus my step-mom helps a lot. I just feel the most comfortable with him over there plus it's like his second home.

I would never board him, so if I didn't have my dad, I guess I'd have to settle for my mom who isn't a dog person but at the very least he'd get the basics like taken out a few times a day and fed, lol.

I would probably be more willing to travel more often and farther distances if I didn't have him. To be honest I think *I* have separation anxiety -- haha.
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:50 AM
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Well, if you're only counting vacations, not work travel, I was away from Kim and Web for 11 days last year as I roadtripped around visiting friends. However, I had Mira with me the whole time, met and visited about 50 dogs along the way (including some familiar faces around here), and had a Cookie with me on the way home...

If you're counting having no dogs along at all and not work related...maybe a night or two? Tops? Usually at least one is along though. I travel enough for work that I am generally not eager to hop a plane or stay in a hotel during my personal time.

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Old 06-26-2013, 10:03 AM
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Two weeks for Rocky. When I was younger I was forced to go on a vaction that I didn't want to on. Worst two weeks of my life!

The longest I've been away from Baxter is about a week at a time. My parents and sisters often visit my aunt and uncle in New Jersey and they generally take Baxter with them.
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:22 AM
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A couple weeks when my mom was in the hospital over Christmas for her brain surgery. The breeders took the dogs for a while. I ended up traveling between three states and taking care of sisters for that time so it was nice to not have to worry about them. Missed them like crazy though.

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Old 06-26-2013, 10:23 AM
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We just left Crossbone with my parents for 9 days for our wedding/honeymoon and it was really, really hard. We were like those parents who only talk about their kid Before that we hadn't left him for more than a night or two.

Next January we're planning a 20 day trip out of the country and I'm sad just thinking about leaving him again!

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Old 06-26-2013, 10:25 AM
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10 days, I think?

We generally leave them for 7-10 nights once a year, and a few nights at a time throughout the year.

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Old 06-26-2013, 10:27 AM
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10 days. We flew to Wisconsin for Christmas and had to board Gwen. I'm pretty sure we all hated it.
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:31 AM
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We leave the pit bulls for a weekend or so a month for trials, it seems. We'll also be leaving them for 10 days in two weeks.

The malinois are left far less frequently. We enjoy spending time with the dogs, we usually trial as our vacations, and it's not easy finding someone we trust with them.

I think we've left the malinois for maybe four days max approx four times now.
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:37 AM
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I think the longest boarding we ever did with Xena was 15 days. Normally, we'll have her once a year for 7 to 10 days while we go on vacation. There are also the 1 and 2 nights of boarding a few times a year for weekend getaways.
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:52 AM
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Umm I think it would have been going down to Florida, but I go down to Florida to watch dogs, so I've never been dogless on those trips I usually go for 11 days, I believe?

ETA: yes, I believe this year was the longest. I was in Florida full 10 days, 12 days with the travel days (I left super early morning going there, because I had other things to do, and got back super late)
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