Kitchen renovations and the dog?
I'm going to be getting my kitchen completely renovated soon - will be a six week process. My dog is a 13 year old lab/beagle mix, and is crated upstairs in our bedroom during the day while we are working. She's also getting fairly hard of hearing. My question is what to do with her with her during the renovations. There will be quite a bit of noise and banging, and even though she is hard of hearing, she is not deaf. She will be hearing and feeling the renovation, but not seeing anything as she will be upstairs. I thought about doggie daycare, but they don't open until 8, and I need to be to work around 6:30 (and it's an hour drive). Plus she gets stressed when she is boarded. I was thinking about moving her crate downstairs so that she can see what is going on, and that might make it a bit less stressful...or would that be more stressful?
Any advice/suggestions would be appreciated!