A dog’s transition from a familiar to an unfamiliar environment can be uncomfortable and perplexing. Packing, tossing away rubbish, the dreaded exit clean, and the stress of resettling into a new house are all part of the process. It’s hardly unexpected that your pet will pick up on your tension! We’ve put up a few pointers to make your move as stress-free as possible for you and your dogs.
How to Support Your dog During a House Move?
- Plan and prepare ahead of time
Make a to-do list and begin early – and always allow yourself twice as much time to prepare for a move! You’ll already have a lot on your plate, so giving yourself plenty of time to accommodate your pet into your relocation preparations is a smart idea.
- Prepare your pet for travel.
Before the big transfer, familiarize dogs with their travel crate or box. Make this a pleasant experience for your pet by providing goodies and their favorite toy or blanket inside their crate. Your dog will quickly recognize the crate as a place of safety and comfort. While movers are at work, keep your dog secure inside their travel crate and out of the way in a calm area. An extra room or laundry room is ideal.
- Perform a safety inspection on your new home.
Before exposing your dog to a new environment, inspect it thoroughly. For example, eliminate any potential threats from the garden or residence, such as small chewable objects or rodents.
- Dog relocation advice
Dogs will want to familiarize themselves with the new sights and scents of their surroundings as quickly as possible. As a result, take them on frequent walks so they may have a solid sense of the neighborhood. This can also help to burn off anxious energy and relieve tension. It’s also a good idea to leave your dog’s unwashed bedding and toys at the new house to provide comfort and familiarity.
Make time in your schedule to spend time with your dog. The enjoyment and exercise will aid in the prevention of excessive barking and stress-related behaviors.
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