The frenzy of moving from one home to the next can be a hectic time for all of us, but with the right accommodations and planning, you can simplify this process for yourself and for your dog. Dogs are creatures of habit and can become quite nervous when they see the family buzzing around the house. This is probably a new experience for your dog, so let’s go over how you can make the transition a smooth one.
How is your dog getting to the new house?
Depending on how far your new home is, this can be tricky. The first thing you should do is determine how your dog handles long car rides. Some dogs are fine and others can be quite panicky. If you have an anxious puppy on your hands, try soothing them with a chew toy or gentle assurances. If this doesn’t work, talk to your vet about potential options for a one-time sedative. These can be especially helpful if you have to fly. Speaking of flying, you should research how your airline handles their animals and reviews from previous customers. If you’re not sure about the airline you’re using, there are dog-friendly websites that can point you in the right direction.
What does your dog need every day?
Much in the same way that you’re not going to pack your toothbrush deep in a box, you need to assess which dog items your dog needs on a daily basis. Things like food and water bowls, a leash, and training treats should always be close at hand when you take your dog on a journey. You should also keep their favorite toy within reach in case they start to get fussy. You’re going to be busy with all of your preparations and activities, but a quick round of fetch show your pup that nothing has really changed; you’re just in a new place.
Let your dog get to know the house.
Once you arrive, let your dog sniff around. Take them for a walk in your new neighborhood and then to their new home. Monitor their first tour of the house and check for potential problems as you go. Then, take them to their new food and water location. They have everything they need and you can finally start unpacking.
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