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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-25-2007, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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i need to travel home due to an illness in my family. my pup is sooo attached to me, taking him home with me is not an option. my husband loves our pup as much as i do and he takes great care of him while i am gone. this next trip will keep me away from home for 2 weeks. any tips on how to keep my dog stress free while i am gone. his little pooping schedule gets out of wack, etc. etc. he doesn't eat for a few days, etc. etc. any tips would be welcomed.
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Do you have time to sleep on a blanket or in a tee shirt that you can leave with him in his crate or pen while you're gone? Is your hubby able to keep the pup's schedule somewhat normal in your absence? It'll help some if he can.

I hope your family member is well soon and that you have a safe trip.

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Do you have time to sleep on a blanket or in a tee shirt that you can leave with him in his crate or pen while you're gone? Is your hubby able to keep the pup's schedule somewhat normal in your absence? It'll help some if he can.

I hope your family member is well soon and that you have a safe trip.

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That worked for us.
Good luck and have a safe trip.

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yea, i have a t shirt that we keep on his pillow in the kitchen when we leave the house, it helped during his separation anxiety training. my husband does try to keep the same scheudle, he comes home for lunch and then goes back to work, the dog is left alone more when he's in charge, but he works right around the corner so he can always come home if the pup isn't doing well. thanks for the tips.
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I was just gone for 10 days.....

Just take one of your very slept on pillowcases and leave it...let your husband bond and when you walk thru that door you will think you are the most loved person in the world - it is an amazing feeling - just have a video camera ready!!!!!!!!!

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They also have those little recording toys for your voice! I agree about the scents, and maybe have some favorite bones bones on hand, fun toys, and tell hubby in detail about her normal routine (only expecting about half to be done!) My girls usually stay about 2 weeks with my in laws per year and I am always so nervous Dora is going to hate it. She is a mommy's girl like crazy. This year when we got back from our trip to Japan. I came in and I greeted her and we got out her souvenirs. Then things calmed down and she jumped on my mother in laws lap! They had a bonding time and it made me really happy. Maybe the same thing with happen!

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i need to travel home due to an illness in my family. my pup is sooo attached to me, taking him home with me is not an option. my husband loves our pup as much as i do and he takes great care of him while i am gone. this next trip will keep me away from home for 2 weeks. any tips on how to keep my dog stress free while i am gone. his little pooping schedule gets out of wack, etc. etc. he doesn't eat for a few days, etc. etc. any tips would be welcomed.
I like the pillowcase and tee shirt idea. I hope all is ok with your family and you have a safe trip.

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Wonder if they'd let me take my pillowcase to Shadow in the hospital? I think I'll call and ask. Thanks for the idea

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If I had to leave Radar alone for that amount of time I would think perhaps even a recording of your voice would be reassuring to your Havanese....Novel Idea.....

I would do it. Make a few choice recordings for night time sleeping and perhaps some other areas of concern and have your Husband play them for whenever your Hav seems to be getting lonely without the sound of your voice. An item of clothing that you have slept in as well would be reassuring as well should do the trick.

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Cesar says the senses of smell and touch are the strongest, hearing is one of the weakest in dogs. If that's the case, I think something w/your scent on it would be most reassuring.

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