We won't try and sugar-coat it, but moving can be difficult. It can also be difficult for your dog who doesn't exactly know what's going on. When you start planning your move, you may want to consider what your pet needs to transition with ease. Here are three helpful things you should think about when moving with a dog.
How Will You Move Them?
If you’re moving far, you’ll need a plan to safely transport your dog to your new home. This could be a cage that’s safely secured in your vehicles or a doggie seat belt. If your dog isn’t used to travelling in a cage, try training them in advance. Take a few car trips with them in the cage to get them familiar and comfortable.
What Will You Do On Moving Day?
Pack up your dog’s things last and make sure to put their favourite blanket and toy in their cage to make them feel more at home. If you’ve hired movers, take your dog for a walk to avoid a stressful situation for the movers. You could also ask a friend to look after them or drop them off at a doggie daycare.
How Will We Adjust Our Dog To The New Home?
After everything has been unpacked, set up their eating, sleeping, and play zone similar to how it was set up at your old home. Just as everything is new to you, it’s new to them and it might take them a bit to feel comfortable. Be patient!
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