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    Well Murphy will be going into a boarding kennel tomorrow and will be in there till Monday. As the ones running it said they are not open on Sundays, which is when we will be back home.
    I was wondering if anyone has got any bad or good tales to let me know about as this is the first time he will be away from us and us from him.
    I have to say that I am more than a little nervous about doing this. But we had no other option apart from doing this for his safty.
    We did have one dog we owned igo to this actual kennel but it is run by new owners and they have got themselves a good name about town.
    So my old thoughts on this one have changed.
    I know it is gunna be hard to leave him there but that's life.
    The cost for his stay is only $75 for the entire time he is going to be there, which I fell is a fair and resonable price.
    But I will miss my little bloke.

    I will try to post a picture of the sons German Shepard when we get back.
    If It will let me that is.
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    My two are off to a kennel next week while we are away! I hate dropping them off, but they seem to love it. Last time they preferred to jump all over one of the ladies working there instead of me when I first seen them when we picked them up! lol its costing us $180 for the both of them for 6 days (and you don't have to pay extra for play time), the only problem is it is ages away! lol

    Murphy will be fine, he will probably like having other dogs to talk to! I take some of our dogs favourite toys when I drop them off so there is something familiar there!

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    My biggest advice to people is always - don't make a fuss of him when you leave. Have your cuddles etc before you get in the car, not at the kennels.

    Make sure the owners/operators know all about any lumps bumps or odd behaviour. Don't forget your vaccination certificates or a good kennel will not allow him in. Perhaps fax them??? Have your contact details/emergency numbers on hand or unless already supplied.

    The best thing you can do is make the transition as smooth as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAC View Post
    My biggest advice to people is always - don't make a fuss of him when you leave. Have your cuddles etc before you get in the car, not at the kennels.

    Make sure the owners/operators know all about any lumps bumps or odd behaviour. Don't forget your vaccination certificates or a good kennel will not allow him in. Perhaps fax them??? Have your contact details/emergency numbers on hand or unless already supplied.

    The best thing you can do is make the transition as smooth as possible.
    I agree! It was much easier for them to be taken and walked away, than to have me make a big hoohaa over leaving them! They thought they were just doing off for a play.

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    Thank all for the advice.
    We knew about the paperwork had to be taken there.
    And we sort of thought about taking a toy or 2 with him.
    So now we will do that. And I know or hope they have got a friendly dog there that does'n't mind anothr dog in its face. for him to play with.
    It may even settle him down to.
    I like the idea of do all the good byes in the car and not make a fuss about things to.
    So thank you for this.

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    I hand my dog over to the my fave kennel - with her normal food and a box full of various treats and toys and some bedding and at least one old jumper in a bag that I've slept in.

    I know when I get there that she loves the place - she drags me in, and when I get back - she doesn't know who to greet first - the staff or me. If she hated the place she would avoid the people and I'd have trouble getting her through the gate and we wouldn't go back.

    They love Frosty because they can put her with any dog for the exercise time, the frail ones or the boisterous ones or the puppies. Ie the dogs they can't let run with most other dogs, can run with Frosty. I think Frosty gets extra runs this way.

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    Two of my dogs love the kennels and the rescues hate it........So I think Murphy with such a good background will have a blast

    We often only leave tow out of four behind when we go somwhere for that reason. Annabelle can only be left for two to three days as she does not eat at all and that causes the possible bloat issue. We have tried all sort of things, meeting the kennel owners at our place and getting toknow them. Only leaving her for a ouple of hours now and then and swapping it with a doay or two days. Getting the Kennel to pick her up. Getting a friend to drop her off. Always the same. We make no fuss of her when we go or return, just cannot get it to happen. She was crated for most of her first year and i think it is long memories. At least she does not get aggressive anymore
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    With our cat we just put a real big bowl full of food on the table in the pergola and water close by and leave her outside when we go away. I know this really isn't the right thing to do but she actually is a home body from what we know of her. So this time it will be the same. And this is the reason why Murphy has to go into the kennels as if we left him behind we know he would do he very best to get to the food. So this would make Catty starve for the rest of the time while we are away.

    And I think all who have responded to this threat it has made this a lot easier for me knowing that he will be okay.

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    Well we are home and on the way home we had to drive right past where my little mate Murphy is.
    I am missing him way more now that we are back at home and the house is too quiet without the boy.
    I will be there at 9 am when they open to get him. I hope he has missed us as much as we are missing him now.

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    I've done that a couple of times, coming home in the evening and only being able to get the dog back in the morning. I always hated it. Hope you'll find out tomorrow that he had a great holiday too.

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