My partner wants a dog but I worry as we go away a lot

I fear the cost of care while on holiday could be enormous. How do others solve this problem?

My partner wants a dog but I worry as we go away a lot

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We’re a couple in our 50s and my partner wants a dog. My concern is that we go on holiday abroad three times a year, so the cost of kennelling/doggy day care/pet sitters will be enormous. How do others solve this problem?

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If you have a hard time brushing your dog's teeth, squeeze some enzymatic doggie toothpaste onto a Nylabone or rope toy and let your pooch go to town on it.