I'm traumatised as the wife wants to leave the dogs in kennels. What do most of you do..kennels or with you? Were going France.
Were North but thanks. Really hard choice. They have never been in Kennels, sleep next to me every night. lol not sure I would go without...maybe I answered my own question.Have done both. Dogs went into kennels as puppies but have also toured Europe. We have found benefits from both taking them and leaving them behind. If over a week worked out cheaper to take them based on kennel costs v travel and vets. Always used the tunnel with them and never went too far south as they didn't like the heat. They are now 11 and not keen to travel. Need a ramp to get in and out of the van. We now pay a family member to stay in our home with the dogs. I know a good kennel in Swansea/Neath area if that is any good.
From the dogs' point of view, if they have never ever been in kennels, I wouldn't do it as it will be totally alien to them. If they'd been introduced to it from a young age it would be another matter but I get the impression they're not 'toddlers'. They may end up traumatised from being away from you for so long so think carefully about it. Our dogs would be horrified if we left them at home and went away without them ... we only have to go out shopping and when we return they're all over us like a rash so goodness knows how they'd cope if we left them even for one night!Were North but thanks. Really hard choice. They have never been in Kennels, sleep next to me every night. lol not sure I would go without...maybe I answered my own question.
... a cat would probably enjoy the 'break' from his humans occasionally ...Would never leave the dog in kennels, she wouldn’t understand why we had abandoned her. Seriously considering leaving one of the cats in kennels next time, though, he really doesn’t like the travelling.
We've been lucky enough to find a lovely dog walker locally who also boards smaller dogs.We've never used kennels for Charlie. We're lucky, local to us is Sussex Pet Sitters/Sussex County Dog training and for several years now he has stayed with Anna in her own home with her family and other dogs. It's a great service and gives us peace of mind and reassurance.