If you have a larger dog, like me, you know how hard it can be to travel with them. You can’t put them in the airplane seat next to you. They’re not always welcome in other people’s homes and they’re just really tough to travel with.
So what do we do? We hire a trusty dog sitter, call a family friend and dread leaving town. We all know how horrible it can be to leave a dog behind. Here are some ways to cope with the intense trauma of leaving your dog behind.
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- Skype or Facetime with your dog every night.
- Get a camera in your house so you can watch your dog.
- Make sure you can trust your dog sitter 100 percent. They should love your dog almost as much as you love him.
- Leave extra chew toys and treats behind. (It’ll help with the guilt)
- Make sure your phone is stocked with photos of your dog.
- Try not to stay away from your dog for more than a week. (How long do you really need to vacation?)
- Call your dog on the phone and talk to him.
- Facetime your dog again.
- Go home. You need to be with your dog.
- Never go anywhere without your dog again.
Tips from an expert here!