Pet on Vacation?? Jul 25, 2013 3:00:49 GMT -6
Post by lucy on Jul 25, 2013 3:00:49 GMT -6
We have been planning a trip to Gatlinburg and Smoky mtns. We planned on leaving Dan with Mom as usual. We cleaned the truck up and tried to get everything together. Doing laundry and packing, etc. Dan, started following us and whining and watching. He knew something was up of course. Once we had everything ready and settled down for the night, ready to leave the next morning. He was like someone had died. Just layed around and acted so pitiful. So, we postponed our trip and decided to try him around people and other dogs for a wk before we go. He loves us we have no doubt but he has never been taught to a leash or a crate and hates being left alone. Plus, he loves his outdoor freedom. Bub had a 4 hr. safety training class for his license yest. we took Dan with us. (We have only taken him to town with us once before like last yr). He did great. He didn't bark at people and rode good. Didn't bother us when we ate, which we bought him food too. Me and Hubby went to an old clinic and took some pics and hubby walked him on the leash for about 45 min, no problems. We get all the way back to our road home(which is 4 miles long) and he heard a dog barking, he whined a little. We saw a deer, he barked. A dog barked and chased us, he really barked. Then we saw 4 people and 2 dogs walking and he threw a fit. I had him by the harness but he is strong and he cut my stomach and it is bruised today. So, we still don't know what to do. I'm sure he'd be happy as long as we were with him. but I am also sure he will not be happy alone in a hotel room. We are torn and running out of time before school starts. There is nobody to take care of him like we do. Mommy does her best and she would gladly do it but she has her own dog to think about. What do we do? Help!