Our expert says:
Dog Behaviour Expert
Hi Kasandra, not stupid questions at all! With regard to the walking, do check with your vet and see what he advises. Personally if you can walk your dog every day, then go for it! A dogs sense of smell is over 40 times stronger than humans and the walks provide not only physical stimulation, but mental stimulation as well. A dog that is taught bite inhibition, well socialized to other dogs and receives regular walks and human contact, is a recipe for a happy, well adjusted dog! You are only gone for a week and i dont think he will have problems being an only dog again, just keep up the socialization, get him into puppy school and provide good quality chew toys for when you have gone and keep up the exercise. I am sure you will miss him, but as long as you know he is safe and happy you can relax and enjoy your holiday. What you could consider doing is arrange with your parents that if there are any problems between the dogs, that they take Ozzy to your house. Have a lovely break and do let me know how it went when you get back. take cares, Scotty
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