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Helping Your Dog Adjust to a New Home

The process of relocating to a new home can be a nerve-racking experience for most people. And as for our pets, they cannot mentally prepare for such a change, anxiety is very likely to affect them. The experience of moving with your pet and taking him on a flight can be a really stressful part for them. And as pet parents, we will do everything in our power to make them feel safe and comfortable in their new home. These tips can assist you to help your dog adapt to their new environment.

Help your dog adapt to their new home

Keep their previous daily routine.

Try your very best to continue the same timetable you have set for your dog when it comes to feeding, playing, siesta time and going for a walk. After hours of unpacking and setting up your new home, relax and spend some time with your four legged friend and give some kisses and cuddles.

Retain your dog’s previous things

Bring his favorite toys, blankets, and bed. There is no doubt that these will help feel safe.

In the event of changing your dog’s diet

It is important to transition your dog’s new food slowly. We don’t want to add more stress to him and besides feeding him new food suddenly can result in an upset stomach.

Playtime galore

Allow them plenty of playtime so they will not only identify their new home with excitement, but also have less energy to act anxiously. To begin familiarizing him with each room, place secretly some treats around your home. 

Create a space for your pet

Find a spot in your new home. A small comfortable area where your dog’s bowls, blankets, toys, and bed are laid out. A safe place for your four legged friend to feel secure during a move.

Slowly but surely, one paw at a time

As a result of a long trip, they are likely to experience heightened cortisol levels for a couple of days. Introduce your dog to your new house slowly. Let them explore every inch of the house, and sniff every corner. Walk with them outside the house but don’t go too far. Let them familiarize the area. Once you see him feeling safe, you can take him to the nearest park. Gradually expose him to a new friend pup, new people, and various places one at a time. 

With these helpful guides, your dog will have an easier time transitioning to a new home.

Our best wishes go out to you and your pup as the family settles in quickly and enjoys your new home.