Moving House can be tough

Moving House can be tough

It is well known that moving house can be a stressful time for families – but your dog can feel it even more, with familiar items being packed away and unfamiliar people coming and going more frequently. But with a bit of planning and care, you can help your furry friend adjust happily to their new home. Here are some tips to make the transition smoother for your dog:


1. Maintain Routine: Dogs thrive on routine, so try to stick to their usual feeding, walking, and playtime schedule as much as possible. This will provide them with a sense of normalcy during the move.

2. Prepare a Safe Space: Set up a designated area in the new house where your dog can feel safe and secure. This could be a corner in a quiet room with their bed, toys, and familiar items.


3. Introduce Gradually: If possible, introduce your dog to the new house gradually. Start with short visits, allowing them to explore one room at a time while keeping the rest of the house off-limits. This will help them become familiar with their new surroundings at their own pace.

4. Bring Familiar Items: Bring your dog’s bed, toys, and other familiar items from the old house to the new one. Having familiar scents and objects around will help your dog feel more comfortable and at home.

5. Keep Calm and Positive: Dogs are sensitive to our emotions, so try to remain calm and positive during the move. Your dog will pick up on your energy, and staying relaxed will help them feel more at ease.


6. Update ID Tags and Microchip: Make sure your dog’s ID tags and microchip information are updated with your new address and contact details in case they get lost during the move.

7. Explore the Neighborhood Together: Once you’ve settled in a bit, take your dog for walks around the new neighborhood to explore and get acquainted with the new surroundings.

8. Provide Plenty of Exercise: Regular exercise is important for your dog’s physical and mental well-being, especially during times of change. Make sure to continue their regular exercise routine or even increase it to help them burn off any extra energy and reduce stress.


9. Monitor Behavior: Keep an eye on your dog’s behavior during the first few weeks in the new house. Look out for signs of stress or anxiety, such as excessive barking, whining, weight loss or pacing. If you notice any concerning behaviors, consult your vet or a professional dog trainer for advice.

10. Patience is Key: Remember, every dog is different, and it may take some time for your dog to fully adjust to their new home. Smells, sounds and outside activity will be different, so be patient and give them time to acclimate at their own pace.


By following these tips and showering your dog with love and attention, you can help them move house happily and settle into their new home with ease. And if you need help caring for your dogs during the big move Dogdayz can give your dog a great holiday, with collection from your old place and delivery to your new place once the trucks leave.