04-12-2015, 05:28 PM
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Moving my 2 dogs across country
So, I have 2 husky Mixes. One, Sabakka, is 5 and the other, Wiley, is three. For the last few years, we have lived in a house with a fenced in yard, so the dogs have had a ton of freedom. They hate when we have to chain them, which doesn't happen often. Sabakka is really laid back and won't run away, unless it's to protect Wiley. Wiley is a rescue and is very skittish. He has run away several times.
We never planned on moving, but the opportunity for my husband and I has come up for us to move back to our home town. I'm really nervous about the move because of the dogs. I've done my best to research options, but is flying or driving better for a high stress dog? Our vet recommended flying, with medication (it's roughly 10 hours to fly). My research suggests driving is better, which could take 2 weeks.
My other concern is once we get there. We'd have to stay with my parents. They have two dogs, so what is the best way to introduce the dogs to each other. They don't have any fencing. Their dogs, along with all the neighborhood dogs, just wander around. Sabakka could handle it, but any suggestions for Wiley?