Has anyone boarded their dog? How did it go?
next week, my wife and i will be leaving for chicago and will be gone for 10 days. during that time, we'll be boarding our dog at a local place. he's already been there quite a few times for doggy day care, so he knows the staff and always has fun. we even did a boarding trial run for 2 nights.
the staff said he ate all his food and acted like himself the whole time (during the day he gets to be in day care and play w/ the other dogs). they mentioned he did whine some when they crated him for the night, but said that's normal since he's not used to be there at night. as a side note, he is crate trained and sleeps in the crate when he's home.
we took him back to day care a couple days later and he was still quite happy to go. i think we've prepped him enough and i think he'll be just fine. but, being first time dog owners, we're not sure. so, i'm just wondering if anyone else has boarded their dog for an extended time (like 1 week or more) and what your experience was.