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Do you ever just need a break

September 13th, 2005, 10:04 AM
From your pets? Yesterday I decided that I needed a break. Time to myself and put my dog in the Kennel for the rest of the week. Am I a bad mommy?

September 13th, 2005, 10:31 AM
Truthfully NO,I cannot imagine for no other reason then you dont want to be around them,putting your pet in a kennel for a week..Just my feelings on it..

Lucky Rescue
September 13th, 2005, 10:38 AM
"No" here too.

Can you tell us what your dog is doing that is so annoying or exhausting? Training would be a better option than shipping him out, IMO.

love my dogs
September 13th, 2005, 10:41 AM
I can't imagine putting my dogs in a kennel unless I absolutely HAD to, like if I was going away, and could not take them with me, or find someone to watch them at home.

How old is your dog? Has he/she ever been in a kennel before? If it is not done right, it can cause aggression in your dog.

September 13th, 2005, 10:48 AM
I can see maybe getting some help . Could you consider a dog walker or even doggie daycare once in a while instead of kenneling him.

September 13th, 2005, 10:49 AM
There are times when my three drive us right around the bend. It usually occurs after long periods of doing nothing for ourselves. When this starts to occur, we will go out for dinner and a movie. Great way to recharge your batteries without having to worry about how your dog is making out at the kennel.

September 13th, 2005, 11:12 AM
Check out the other post,doesnt make sense.....

September 13th, 2005, 11:42 AM
I've been there and done that... there are days when I want to run away, but then I look into those beautiful innocent brown eyes and change my mind.

There are days I wish I wasn't a mommy but would never give Kuma up for anything or anyone. The days where he's restless, I take him out and play the dickens out of him.
Being a new mom isn't easy especially if it seems your dog / cat is on Ridolin
but you get through it... and the rewards are outstanding.
I took my dog to training classes when he was 8 weeks old, but had to stop abruptly due to abdominal surgery... I took it upon myself to continue training him. He is very calm and obedient now. I am quite proud of myself at my personal accomplishments with him.
Don't give up, but it's best to walk away and cool off than to hurt him/her.
All the best to you ..... :pawprint:

Dog Mom
September 13th, 2005, 11:55 AM
my dogs go pretty much everywhere with me, I can barely sleep if I don't have them around! I can't imagine leaving them @ a kennel because I need a break. My dogs are family, doing that would be like telling the hubby to get out because he annoyed me today :) lol

September 13th, 2005, 12:15 PM
I NEED A BREAK!!!, but not from my dog. I work fulltime, am a single mom, and have a 11 month old rottie pup. Can you say hectic.....The funny thing is when I do get a break ( grandma) I always grab the dog, and go for a walk in the park. He is my sanity from my 18 month old daughter :angel:

September 13th, 2005, 12:20 PM
My doggies don't go anywhere without us. EVER. They were given up a bunch of times and are really insecure, and when I got them I promised them that much.

September 13th, 2005, 12:59 PM
I can recall a day about 2 months ago I got sick. I stayed home form work. My dog was so happy I was home but only wanted me to take her outside. At the same time I had a 4 week old kitten that I had rescued (obviously has alot of needs). I was in tears by the end of the day I was so stressed that I was to sick to me the demands of my pets.

Not once even when I was crying my eyes out did I ever thought about boarding my dog.

Why not try doggy daycare while you are at work. Your pooch will at least be tired out, when he comes home and you two can relax together. I think the price is pretty comparable to boarding a dog.

September 13th, 2005, 01:01 PM
No, I never need a break from my dog. And on the off chance I did, kenneling him for a week would NOT be an option.

I have to agree with heidiho on this one, your posts don't make sense.

September 13th, 2005, 01:07 PM
I think in the other posts, she says the dog is in doggy day care during the week...

September 13th, 2005, 01:10 PM
In the other posts it says she does not want her dog to calm down>>> :cool:

September 13th, 2005, 01:18 PM
Alright, I am confused I just read the other post.

Oreokitty - Why is it that you need a break from your dog?

September 13th, 2005, 11:41 PM
I need a break from the family, dd's and dh. ;) My pets make it so worth while especially my dogs.

Definately a very bright spot first thing in the morning. :) No yelling, whining, name calling or being rude and never grumpy. Can you tell my dd's are in there teens. :p

September 14th, 2005, 07:33 AM
Well,our cats routine is our routine,since we are both retired resently,our lives very much evolves around the cats....and no,I have never needed a break from them..
We travel a couple of times a year,with my son moving in to stay with the cats and crazy as it sounds,every place we stay I think I see shadows of my cats,being so used to having them around.
You think it would be wonderful,just to relax and not having to care for 3 cats,to read without having a cat plunk down on your book,but boy,do I always miss them :evil: I actually bring a little white Beany-Baby kitten for comfort :eek:
Now,my 3 sons,that's a different story all together :D

September 14th, 2005, 07:36 AM
Do I ever need a break? I did when she was a young pup, putting her in a kennel was never an option. It was tough rushing her out the door in the middle of the night when she needed out. It was tough when I got up at 5 am EVERY MORING drove her to my parents house which is over the Champlain Bridge so they could puppysit her while I was at work. Drive back to my place in a hurry so I wouldn't be stuck in traffic. Work all day, drive back to my parents house, pick her up and drive back to my place.Some days I was really tierd and my pup had tons of energy! I was more tired when I enrolled her in dog school, Tuesday nights it wouldn't finish till 9:00 P.M by the time I got home it was 10:00! (I was happy sometimes when my parents offered to keep her overnight due to bad weather) I just looked at it, she's sleeping over at Grandma's house and I had a great night sleep. Oreokitten, let us know what your pup is doing, so maybe we can help out and give you advice.

September 15th, 2005, 01:04 AM
The only break I ever need is from people. When everyone gets on that last frayed nerve, I take a time out with my girls. Best relaxation you can ever get. Medical studies have proved that owning a pet will reduce stress. I never need a break from my dogs, just from the rest of the world. :p

September 15th, 2005, 08:02 AM
I have to agree with pretty much all of the above. The only break I've ever wanted from Layla is when I'm in my kitchen making dinner, and everytime i move, i walk into her because she's being a mooch. But the break I want then ivolves her going to another room until I'm done, not to a kennel for a week.

love my dogs
September 15th, 2005, 08:05 AM
Where is oreokitty? Did we scare you away?

I'd like to hear more about your old is he? What is he doing that is stressing you?

September 15th, 2005, 11:43 AM
Looks like she hasn't been back since a couple of hours after her post.

September 15th, 2005, 11:52 AM
I wouldn't go much on the fact that she hasn't been back since this post was placed. She has been a member for over 1 1/2 yrs and has only posted 25 times.