Traveling has become an essential part of our lives – many of us have to travel quite frequently due to work commitments, while almost every single one of us would like to enjoy some time on a vacation once in a while. Regardless of the goals of our traveling, however, it is always tough to incorporate our loved pets into our traveling plans, as there are still plenty of places to which our pets simply cannot go for one reason or another. Thankfully, that doesn’t necessarily have to mean that our dogs would have to be worse off when we’re away. In this article, I am going to suggest the main options of ensuring your dog’s well-being even when you are away.
Neighbors and Friends
The very best option is to leave your dog with your neighbors or friends, especially if they have experience with pet-care. Two things need to be considered here – your expectations and their expectations. It is of the utmost importance for you to tell them what exactly you expect from them – do you expect them to play and spend free time with your dog, or do you just want them to keep an eye on your pet? If you can arrange these things beforehand, there will be no – often unfortunate – arguments and disputes later on.
Secondly, it is important to realize that you will be expected to provide something in return, so take the proactive approach and offer something on your own. For example, let your friends know that you are willing to return the favor by taking care of their pets when they are away. A small gift might also be in order.