Leaving My Cocker Puppy For A Week
Cute Cocker Spaniel Puppy!
I am going on vacation and will be gone for a week. I'm leaving my 9 month old cocker spaniel with a dog boarder whom I trust.
Unfortunately my cocker is still going through a fear stage and absolutely everything scares him. This is giving me a lot of anxiety about leaving him for a week.
It seems that he is even more scared of men (and the boarder is a male). There will be other dogs there that he can socialize with but, I'm worried he will be nervous the whole time due to the fact that a stranger will be feeding and taking care of him.
Has anyone else had to do this? I wish I could take him with me but it's not an option where we are going. Also none of my family members or friends (who he is comfortable with) can take him.
Will this make his fear stage even worse?
Will he think I'm leaving him forever?
Thank you in advance for any advice you may have.