Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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I don't think I would much care to travel with an xpen or big crate, you could have your family pick one up from a 2nd hand store or even borrow from a friend?
I've travelled a lot with Gucci and I can tell you that they more or less create new routines when they are in new places no matter how much you try to recreate the home routine. Even if you do let Maggie sleep in bed with you or use baby gates to help keep her to one room when you leave, they will fall back into their 'home' routine as soon as they get 'home'. I've noticed this with even havanese that I have dog-sat for several times, I've had the moms write me 4 page instructions on their routines and they *may* follow one or two things, lol..maybe its the distraction or excitement of being somewhere new that throws them off, but I'm sure you will both have fun. I LOVE traveling with my 'boo'.
The BEST investment I have made to travel with IS the dog stroller. She can go many more places with me and is so well behaved, she just sleeps in there and if we are at the mall or someplace, I'll throw a blanket over it and nobody even knows she is there, and I don't have to leave her alone very much. People are much more lenient with dogs if they are confined in a bag or stroller and not walking around on a leash, as the main issue with that is that a dog might bite or go potty somewhere, that doesn't happen with the stroller.