I am going rafting next Sunday morning by the Sequoia Park. The rafting takes place from 9h00 until 13h30, and our Basenji puppy (4 months and a half) will have to be crated at the hotel while we're gone : ( We will leave Saturday morning and spend the whole week-end there, coming back Sunday night or Monday afternoon so the only time our pup will be alone will be when we are rafting.
I was planning on walking him in the early morning so he sleeps when we are away. He is crate-trained and doesn't mind staying in it, but the thing is: I have never left him for such a long time in it….except at night of course.
What do you experienced people think? Should I not go rafting and stay with my pup? Or you think it should be okay for him to stay crated 4hours and a half?
The other solution is to leave him with my friend in town but it would have been so fun to go hiking with him...
Let me know, I need advice...