Moving house with a dog

Shifting homes is rated amongst the top 10 stressful life events.  And it is well documented that dogs are also affected by this stress.

Tips to help your dog settle in include:

  • Remove them from the house on moving day to a familiar place (at a friend’s or relative’s)
  • Keep to routine as much as possible (morning/afternoon walks, meal times)
  • Bring your dog’s toys, blankets and crate with you and set them up early in the new residence
  • Reinforce fences and gates to ensure your dog isn’t tempted to return home

…but I have another suggestion, based on our recent house move with Izzy…

Let your dog unpack boxes!

Izzy's unpacking job 29 June 2015

 

Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, Canine Catering Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand

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3 responses to “Moving house with a dog

  1. Moving with a pet is definitely a daunting task, especially for first time movers. You definitely know the proper formula for an internet article – short and helpful. Internet users love that. Thanks for sharing!

  2. These are good points. Moving house is very stressful for dogs as they are creatures of habit. They need a lot of care and attention on the moving day and after that. Thumbs up for the post!

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