Moving to a new home isn’t only stressful for you, but it can be really hard on your pet too! To make the transition easier, keep these few things in mind:
Minimize anxiety: All the commotion during a move can give your dog anxiety. Consider how your dog will handle all the noise and movement. Would your dog do best by your side, or would they be better staying with a friend or family member?
Be consistent: Keep your routine schedule for feeding, walking, playtime, and bedtime. It may be hard to remember to walk the dog after a long day of unpacking, but keeping to your schedule will put your dog at ease.
Be patient: Allow your dog to take their time sniffing around their new home. If they decide to hide for a while, that’s okay! Allow them to come out when they are ready. They need time to get used to their new home, just as you do.
Give them extra attention: After you move, your dog’s behavior may change for awhile, including, barking, eating and bathroom habits. This doesn’t mean your pet is bad, but it could mean they are uncomfortable with the change. Giving them extra time, love and attention can make them feel more comfortable in their new place.