Dogs become very attached to their homes and surroundings and any sudden change can be quite serious for them. Here are a few tips to help make the move as easy as possible for your dog:
* Ensure the Safety of Your Dog
The first thing you have to ensure is the safety of your dog on moving day. With the confusion and chaos of people and objects coming in and out of your home, it is easy for your dog to lose track. To be sure your dog does not make an escape during the move, keep her in an empty locked room with a sign on the door that says: "Keep Door Closed: Pet Inside." This will prevent the moving crew from letting your dog out.
* Familiarise your Dog with the Carrier
If you want to use a crate or carrier to transport your dog, it is best to introduce your dog to it slowly. Let your dog play with the carrier and encourage her to enter and fetch a favourite toy. This will allow your dog to become familiar with the crate in the days leading up to the moving day. Do not force your pet into a carrier immediately without prior exposure. This will cause unnecessary confusion and fear.
* Give Your Dog Blankets and Toys
On moving day, let your dog travel with her favourite blankets and toys. This idea will help make her feel at home.
Just follow these advices and you can be sure to have a smooth move with your dog.