Getting in very early, but we travel every year to spend xmas and NY in Switzerland. Pup is now 4 months and will be 11 months by the time we go away. Long term plan is that she will come with us in the car but we'd like to take her out there in the summer a few times to get her used to the journey, mountains, chalet etc without the snow and bustle of new year ski tourists, so will put her in kennels.
We re based in Milton Keynes and wonder if the MN community have any knowledge or recommendations of anywhere sutably good. Am concious that xmas and new year is a) more expensive and b) might get booked up earlier so would like to start going to a few with the pup and seeing how they get on.
She's a Bernese, so is also likely to be a reasonable size by xmas, if thats something that should be taken into consideration.
What about home boarding rather than kennels? You might find in kennels that her toilet training regresses a lot whilst you are away. I think for a young dog home boarding would be better. Note : I am not a home boarder!