Leaving a Chihuahua with Anxiety
I have a 4 yr old male Chihuahua. I got him when he was 12 weeks old and I was his 3rd owner.
This little guy has issues with anxiety. I guess I would too if I had 3 owners.
Lately, he has been the perfect dog. I'd say for the past month he has not pee'd or pooped inside the house. He's telling us that he wants to go out by clacking his leash which hangs on the door knob. Excellent!
Here's my question -
My husband and I are going on a cruise for a week on May 18th. I've arranged for a friend of mine who boards dogs for a living, to keep my dog for that week at her home.
Is this going to freak him out being away from home; will he think I've abandoned him? He's doing so well with the potty issues we've been having and now I'm going to leave him for a week.
Any suggestions? Send a shirt I've worn with him? His toy, what else?