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Anyone have a dog?

AirMugsy

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Has anyone ran into the problem of going off to training and having to figure out what to do with your dog? I have no roomates, so its just me and him. I know at some regionals, I could get a crash pad somewhere that accepts pets, but most of them put you in the hotel for the 2 months. Anybody have this prob before?
 

LowlyPropCapt

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I ate mine. The meat was a little tough, but tabasco made all the difference. At least is wasn't Cup O' Ramen!

No really... That's tough. Got any family that will watch Spot? That is what I had to do. Kennels are expensive as hell. Best of luck.
 

hmmurdock

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Greetings..

I took mine to my parents house. If you dont have that option, maybe another relative or good friend. The other option is to find a roommate not in the industry that would be willing to help out for a short time. Other than that, a pet sitter is an option but expensive.

Take care
 

Greg

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What are you gonna do every week when you leave on that 4 day. Better find a roomate or get rid of the dog for its own good.
 

Lance501

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Yeah,
I have a dog. I showed him where we were going to keep the food and told him he could only have two cups a day. I don't care when he eats I jsut don't want him watching TV and eating all day, know what I mean?
Ok really, yes I have a dog but I also have a wife and a really cool neighbor that walks him and feeds him when we are away. Pets can be a real stress with this job. Wear him out before you leave. He will be a lot happier while your gone and get into less trouble.
 

FmrFreightDog

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Get married. That's what I did. It's cheaper than a kennel.... well, no, come to think of it.... anyhow the fringe benefits are pretty good.
 

BenderGonzales

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Agreed. Getting married was the solution. If you time it right she even cleans up the poop on garbage-day while you're on a trip!
 

AirMugsy

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Haha,
I'd go get married for the gifts alone, let alone the dog care.
 

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After almost 13 years in the Airline bizz I decided to get a yellow lab puppy, things were great, I had day trips and perfect neighbors, didn't think about a recall to United or the fact TMA shut down and put me into unemployment!

Since I have no idea what my next job might be, I took the lil guy back to the breeder, I was really sad and mad but the puppy will be better off with a family to take care of him instead of me who will be gone 18+ days a month.

Someday I will get married and buy another one, dogs are awesome but they are a lot of work!
 

Reelbigfish

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Maybe you could contact an animal rescue group and see if they would keep the dog, or someone on this board might be willing to do it, and offer to pay for food/actual expenses for a specific period of time while you are in training. Many times rescue groups will do this to help ensure that you can keep your dog and not let the dog become an unwanted pet.
If you do this though, I would draw up some kind of contract to make sure that you get your dog back and there are no surprises when you go to pick him up.
 

Wildman

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Kind of funny. Here's a guy or gal that will be flying your family around and
he doesn't know what to do with his dog. What has this profession come
too.
 

DwayneWorthless

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Dog

I had a dog, but all he did was bite me. I don't think he liked me. Come to think of it, I don't think anyone likes me. Hell, I don't like me.
 

Doo Doo Brown

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Find your dog a new home preferebly one with a relative so you can visit him whenever you want. I was sad when I gave mine to my parents but you really have no other choice. You can't leave your dog locked up when your on a 4 day and if you do I hope someone calls the ASPCA. It will be sad for you but its best for your dog. And if you really don't have the heart to do that then turn down the class date and look for a new career.
 

328dude

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DwayneWorthless said:
I had a dog, but all he did was bite me. I don't think he liked me. Come to think of it, I don't think anyone likes me. Hell, I don't like me.

On another note, Worhthless looks a lot like Dr. Phil in your avatar.:laugh:
 

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Need a place to stay in STL starting Jan. I have a 105lbs Rott/Lab mix, well behaved. I fly four days per week; willing to spend good money if someone can take care of her while I'm away. Can anyone help?
 

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I would but I'm in MKE. I love dogs and money
 

Bluto

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We had to find a new home for our dog. It was rough but life's been much easier since. Want to take the wife and baby away for the weekend? No problem. It really was sad, but it was the best thing for the dog. She needed a full-time family, not constant travellers.
 

dash8driver

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go to the local pet store to ask about, and check the phone book for pet sitters. they will either board your pet for you (usually cheaper than a kennel) or they'll come to your house every day to walk, feed and play with your pet.



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nickfaith

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Get Married...


My fiance' is house sitting and taking care of my dog while I'm in training and on trips and such. Come to think of it, I bought it for her anyway, so she should.
 
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