It always seems like the easiest option for taking care of your dog when you are going out of town. Your friends or relatives who live close by already know your dog or puppy, so it just makes sense to have them babysit. Right?
Maybe. It all depends on the situation, and the amount of preparation you need to do in order to be sure that your dog and you will be comfortable with the arrangement.
- Have you considered this option from the dog’s perspective?
- How much will it cost you, and what will it cost your friend or relative?
- How much time will it take to prepare your dog for the trip?
Here are some things you may want to think about before asking your friend or relative to babysit your dog: