Are you planning a trip this spring break but have no idea if you should bring your dog along? We do not suggest that you leave your puppy alone ever. If you do not decide to take your dog on your trip make sure to hire a dog sitter to look after your pup. If you are like most average Americans the price of hiring a dog sitter can be extremely expensive and not exactly in your budget. That is just one reason why you should bring your dog, especially small dog breeds, on your spring-cation. Here are some other reasons why you should consider taking your large or small dog breeds with you on your trip.
1. Puppies can get lonely just like humans. One of the conditions dogs suffer from while being away from their owner is separation anxiety. Dogs tend to build really close bonds with their owners and if they are left alone for too long they may get very anxious and worried about your return. Dogs that are left alone for long periods of time become more upset than a lot of people realize.
2. The lack of social interaction can be damaging to their ability to interact with others. Just like humans learn norms and appropriate social behavior through their environments dogs do this too. They are extremely social animals that learn rules through interactions with their environment. If you aren’t there to reinforce good behavior they won’t understand what behavior you wanted from them.
3. You will feel better about their safety if they are with you. It can be extremely difficult to find a dogsitter to trust with your small dog breeds. Not every dog sitter is there to give uninterrupted attention to your animal.
Sometimes it is best to bring your large or small dog breeds with you on your vacations so you can enjoy your vacation without stressing about your dog’s well-being. It is important that your small dog breeds are with someone they trust. We are skilled and filled with answers about separation anxiety. Contact us today for more information.