In the 21st Century, most professionals are forced to travel several times a year. For those without a reliable sitter, boarding becomes a way of life. While frequent boarding can stress some dog breeds, many others find it to be no trouble at all. In fact, some breeds and individuals may appreciate the change of scenery and excitement.
No one should be deprived of the love of a good dog, but it is always important to select a dog that suits your lifestyle. If you spend more than a few weeks away from home each year, consider selecting one of the following five breeds, which will love you always, without missing you very much when you have to leave.
Pugs are confident dogs with huge personalities, so they often become the center of attention wherever they go. However, they are also completely at ease when left to their own devices, far from the spotlight's glare. This laid-back demeanor allows them to take time away from their humans in stride.
Greyhounds may be famous for their running ability, but as anyone who has ever owned one can attest, they spend most of their time lounging about lazily. Greyhounds are couch potatoes through and through, and they are content to spend long periods of time sleeping if given the chance. Many greyhounds are keen to spend long periods of time in their owner's lap, but they don't become stressed when their owner is gone the way many other snuggly breeds do.
Basset hounds are very laid back dogs who handle most circumstances in stride. They love their human packmates, but they don't lose much sleep (or their appetites) when their owners are gone for extended periods of time. These comical pups tend to roll with the punches and adapt to changing circumstances more quickly than most other breeds.
Unfortunately, the smartest breeds are typically the most likely to develop separation anxiety. But while it isn't exactly fair to call bulldogs dim, they probably don't realize you've left until shortly before you return. Accordingly, they rarely suffer from the problems many super intelligent, needy breeds do.
Notoriously independent and dignified, chows rarely need their owners to feel secure – they are content to face the world on their own terms, with or without companions standing alongside them. And while fond of their families, chows typically view boarding experiences as adventures rather than the anxiety-inducing experience some other breeds do.Share