Moving to a new home can frightening experience for any pet.
With all the change and disruption which goes along with a move, it's important to try and make arrangements to minimise the impact for your dog.
To start, we'd recommend creating some comfortable and familiar surroundings for your dog to make the moving process easier.
This will cut down the stress for your dog and hopefully make settling into their new home a quicker and easier process.
A couple of tips on how to do this are
- When you move to your new home make sure you have a comfortable spot ready for your dog’s arrival. Set aside a specific room which you can fill with all your dog’s favourite goodies and treats to make them feel comfortable.
- Often homeowners like to start afresh and buy new equipment such as food bowls and toys, but after a restless journey to your new home, your dog will appreciate the comfort and familiarity of its own things. Having them around will make the moving process easier and help them to settle in to their new surroundings!
- Try to introduce your dog to its new home gradually by keeping it in one or two rooms at first. This will mean they won't be overwhelmed, and will give them time to get used to their new surroundings.
- Another good tip is to keep your dog on its lead which will allow them to explore their new surroundings with the confidence that you are near them.