I can't seem to find it now, but in all my searching and research, I could've sworn I came across threads where people went on vacation, then came back and their once well behaved dog, was now acting up and causing problems....basically a totally different dog? Like it was mad at them for going away and is getting its revenge... We're planning a 5 day trip to FL for my cousin's wedding in June, and I'm worried that something like this would happen with Tyson. By then, we will have had him for 6 months, so hopefully we'll have a strong bond with him by then. I just hate the thought that he might think we've abandoned him or something, then all the work we've done with him up to that point was all for nothing? Am I just worrying for nothing? Is there a right way and a wrong way to leave your dog for an extended period of time?