4 Tips When Moving With Dogs

blog11Let’s face it, moving can be pretty tough on us humans, but at least we know what’s going on. Well…most of the time anyway! However when it comes to out canine companions, then it’s often a different story. That said, there are things that you can do in order to make the transitional move for your dog that much easier. Let’s take a look…

Be yourself
There’s many a true word spoken when we say that a dog’s life is it’s owner. Dogs really don’t care too much about where they are or what they’re doing. just as long as they have a happy owner who tends to pay attention to them. So even if it’s the day before the move and you’ve got a million and one things to do, don’t forget to make some time for your pooch. If you’re stressed out and way too busy to even look at them, then this is when problems can escalate.

Maintain routine
Dogs are very routine led and much of their behaviour hinges on preserving this routine. Therefore it’s advisable to make sure that your move doesn’t disrupt their routine too much. If they always have a morning walk, then continue this on the day of the move. If they have food at a certain time then try to make sure that this is maintained. Even though there may be chaos going on around you, if you stick to the same routine as closely as possible, it’s going to be far easier for your dog to adapt to new surroundings.

Familiarity
Dogs like familiarity. They like to know where they are, they like the same smells, and enjoy seeing the same dogs and people. Therefore if you do have time and it’s possible to do so, then why not take your dog to your new area and walk them round so that they become familiar with it. This way the transition will be far less intimidating for them.

Spoil them
Okay so we all probably spoil our dogs a little too much anyhow, but before, during and just after the house move many dogs feel angst and uncertainty. This is why they might need extra cuddles, walks, and even the odd treat. The extra attention that your dogs gets during this time is key so try not to skip this part.

Moving can be a stressful time for everyone concerned but you can lessen the load when you call in a professional removalist company. At On The Move Removals, we’re a local removal company with years of experience within the industry, so if you’re looking for a reliable removalist with some of the best rates in the area, then contact 044 993 2603 and speak to On The Move Removals today.

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