thanks for your feedback everyone, and the private messages i received. i was finding this an extremely difficult decision to make so i needed help. I think the puppy is too young to go on this walk and is only going to have 2 days to get to know me before we leave.
also despite your excellent efforts we also had only found a few couches so far on the way up, and i’d been struggling to find a safe place to leave my van for a month. so it makes sense to drive up in the van where she’ll have a stable place to feel at home in.
its just not worth risking making worse the insecurity issues she probably has already from being a rescue dog. when she’s a few months older we can try to create a world record again. the most important part of the project was in advertising our new app, and i can do that by driving to each of the 26 villages/towns anyway.
it also means you guys are welcome to join me along the way if you want to take a few days off, i have a spare bed in the van