Putting Pet In A Kennel While In Training

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Brad S.'s Comment
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Hi, I've been lurking on here for close to a year now and continue to consider making a career change from social work to the trucking industry. I have a dog, and unfortunately do not have anyone that could watch him while I'd be in training. Has anyone boarded their pet at a kennel for several months while off in training? Has anyone here done this or heard of others having to do so? If so, how'd it go? I'm assuming I'd be looking at boarding him at least 2 months if I went to school locally at the community college and then off to a company for the driver training, or 3 months or longer if I did all of my training through a company. I figure I'm looking at over 1000 for the boarding easily. If he was an old dog or in poor health, I'd probably just hang on until he went on to glory, but he's only 9, and if I make this change, I wouldn't want to wait potentially another 4-5 years. I've had him at a kennel for 2 weeks in the past and everything seemed to be okay.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Depends on where you live They wanted $600 per month for my cat...and won't board for longer than month because animals go a little nuts. Dogs often start spinning after a few.months, a sign of mental illness. The constant barking and enclosure as well as unnatural lights can truly effect dogs. I worked for a rescue and had a few of these kennel dogs. :(

Maybe try a rescue organization and tell them you will donate money if someone could temporarily boars the dog. Pay for all his expenses.

Brad S.'s Comment
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Yeah, that's what I worry about is him going nuts if he's in there that long. That's a good idea about the rescue, I'll consider that option as well. thanks.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Yeah, that's what I worry about is him going nuts if he's in there that long. That's a good idea about the rescue, I'll consider that option as well. thanks.

Or...a vet office

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