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Puppy Dilemma

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Xai, Jan 13, 2022.


  1. Xai

    Xai PetForums Newbie

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    Hi everyone!

    I was hoping to get some advice from people here in regards to my puppy, Micah. He's currently 5 months old and is an absolute doll. I currently live at home with my parents and we made a decision together to get Micah in November. This decision came about since I'm looking to move to the Netherlands in June and my parents have missed having a dog. We thought it would be nice for them to have a little friend around the house while I'm gone.

    However, since then he has become very attached to me which we weren't really expecting and gets a bit upset if I have to go out. My problem is that I now need to leave the country for around 2 weeks to sort out some housing in the Netherlands. I am so worried about the potential emotional distress Micah may go through while I'm gone. Of course, my parents will be on hand to pamper him and give him all the love he needs.

    Does anyone have any advice on how I can make this easier for Micah? I was thinking perhaps FaceTime calls with my parents so he can see/hear me. Any advice is appreciated!! :Cat

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  2. Lurcherlad

    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    I was Jack’s favourite human, but he coped fine without me for a couple of weeks when I visited my sister abroad. He had OH and DS to keep him company and was in his own home.

    Dogs have no concept of time in the way we do so I wouldn’t risk upsetting him by FaceTiming him.
     
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  3. Xai

    Xai PetForums Newbie

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    Thank you so much for your reponse. I'm really quite relieved to hear your baby was okay while you were gone. Gives me hope for Micah! :Happy
     
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  4. simplysardonic

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    Oh my, Micah is precious! Is he a German spitz or pom?

    All 4 of ours consider me the 'favourite' (even though only 2 are actually mine) but will happily settle with the rest of the family when I'm out or go away for longer than a day.
     
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  5. Xai

    Xai PetForums Newbie

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    He's a pom! So glad to hear your babies are okay while you're gone. I'm thinking Micah will be just fine. My parents spoil him terribly but how could they not :p
     
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    Linda Weasel PetForums VIP

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    I think that if you’re eventually going to move away anyway, that it might be a good idea to ‘distance’ yourself from Micah, gradually, so that he can better deal with the transition when you finally leave.

    Why do you think he’s more attached to you than either of your parents? If one of them can take the lead in whatever it is then it’ll be easier for him when you leave.
     
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  7. Xai

    Xai PetForums Newbie

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    This is true, my parents and I have even been toying with the idea of him moving with me once I've got myself a permanent place sorted. It doesn't feel very fair on my parents though since he was bought with them in mind.

    I'm thinking maybe when I have to leave for 2 weeks he might grow more attached to my parents and it will make everything a bit easier. Thank you all for your responses :)
     
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