That is the question. I received an email today letting me know for AAC Nationals, which I'm volunteering at, benching will be available for volunteer's dogs. They're giving us breaks throughout the day to potty the dogs, and the benching area is an indoor air conditioned barn. Most of me feels that Izzie would be much better off coming with me for the 3 day trip because we could do a lot of things after we're done for the day and going back to the apartment (she can no longer stay at the apartment alone as she scratched the **** out of the door because my brother insisted we not use the crate. Here's my schedule: Â· Friday August 6th, 2010 Â· 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM: WarmUp Ring (break approx halfway through) Â· *Lunch* Â· 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM: Steeplechase - Ring Crew+ -Leash Runner (break approx halfway through) Â· Saturday August 7th, 2010 Â· 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM: Nationals - Ring Crew+ - Pole Setter/Leash runner (break approx halfway through) Â· 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM: Nationals - Ring Crew+ - Pole Setter/Leash runner (break approx halfway through) Â· *Lunch i guess would be here* Â· 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM: Steeplechase - Ring Crew+ -Pole Setters Personally i think she'll be fine, i just need reassurance from other members! Lol. So what do you guys think? Also i've never had benching available for my dogs, what should i bring? Crate i figure, something comfortable for her to lay in, busy dog activities for the crate, water, leash, blanket for over the crate... So if we go with the benching idea i need some help lol!