Moving to a new home can be just as stressful for your dog as it is for us. So it is important to help your dog prepare for the move to ensure a smooth transition. By taking steps to help your dog adjust, you can alleviate stress and make the transition a positive experience for everyone.
1. Keep a routine, even when it’s hard.
Dogs thrive on routine, so try to keep their daily routine as consistent as possible. This includes sticking to a regular feeding and walking schedule. This will help your dog feel more comfortable and secure in their new environment. The more you can stick to your dog’s usual routine when you’re settling in, the better they will be able to adjust to the all of the changes taking place.
2. Don’t Bother To Change The Crate.
If your dog is pretty attached to their old house and old habits, you need to take care of their sentiments. We know that everyone loves the feeling of having everything new around yourself when you are in a new house. But this article is to make your dog more comfortable. So for their sake, please do not throw away their crate, wash it, or purchase a new bed for them.
3. Let Them Explore Slowly.
It’s important to introduce your dog to their new home gradually. Start by letting them explore one room at a time, and gradually expand their range as they become more comfortable. Make sure to supervise them during these explorations, and provide lots of praise and reassurance.
4. Keep Them Entertained.
Keep your dog entertained with plenty of toys and chews to help reduce anxiety and destructive behavior caused by boredom.
5. Be Patient and Understanding
Moving can be stressful, so show your dog plenty of love and affection to help them feel loved and secure during this time. With time and care, your dog will settle into their new home and become just as happy and comfortable as they were in their old one.
Remember, moving can be a big change for your dog, so be patient and understanding as they adjust to their new surroundings. By taking the time to help your dog settle in, you can help make the transition a positive experience for both you and your furry friend.