Robin and I have five dogs and we almost always travel with them.  Because of our lifestyle, this is something we can easily do.  This is not an option for many dog owners.  Many dog owners need to travel for business or go on family vacations where bringing their dogs is not an option.

Most of the time, we are always around our dogs and they are used to our being out of the house when we go to work or to the market.  We have tried to be really good “dog parents” and have always done things to keep them safe and to have them feel happy.  If we have to go away for several days to several weeks, we still want to make sure they are happy and feel safe.  We really don’t want them to feel like Macaulay Culkin in the Home Alone movies.

There are several options open to you if you need to leave your dog home when you go on a trip out of town.  These options include options such as dog sitting, dog walkers, home dog boarding, and pet resorts.  Each option offers a different nuance to the solution. Please read our dog training article on “Taking Care of My Dog When I Am Away” on our blog to find the right solution for you.  Your dog will thank you and you won’t have to be constantly worrying about him.

Understand your dog boarding options if you need to go out of town and can not bring your dog