Moving with Dogs Tips and Guide
Dogs are easier to move with than cats because dogs become
more attached to their owners as opposed to their environment.
In fact, unlike cats who prefer the routine, dogs may welcome
a change in the environment, even thrive in it.
Before you move your dog
Most likely, your dog has become accustomed to riding in
a car and being on a leash. However, it is recommended that
you further condition your dog for longer car rides. Drive
with him around the neighborhood a few times.
If you are moving with your dog to an area with a different
climate, for example, from Florida to Minnesota, it is advisable
for you to consult with your veterinarian.
Dog Moving day
However, like cats, dogs may become a bit upset on moving
day when they see all of the unusual activity. You should
confine the dog in its favorite room along with its favorite
blanket and toys.
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After the move with your dog
As you arrive to your new home, take your dog for a walk
immediately. Familiarize your dog with the new neighborhood.
Let it sniff around and mark its territory. Because dogs develop
strong relationships with their owners, they're less likely
to run away.
- Provide a comfortable sleeping area for the dog.
- Try to keep a familiar routine as far as daily walks and
meals are concerned.
- Dogs must go outside everyday. Teach them their limits
as far as streets and traffic are concerned.
- Be prepared for a transition in housebreaking, especially
if you are moving from the suburbs to the city. Your dog
will have to get used to relieving itself on the pavement
and near fire hydrants and poles.
This guide is for informational purposes only. For professional
advice, please seek the attention of a qualified veterinarian.
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