Are you moving house with a dog soon? What can be done to make the process of having dogs and moving to a new house?
Moving is a stressful time for all, including our furry friends. As we previously discussed the best way to move with a cat, we wanted to focus on all you dog lovers next. You loved our tips for felines, so we wanted to do the same for pups!
So, the Bassy’s Removals team have shared their top tips for moving house with a dog and compiled them into one handy guide.
Let’s jump right in and explore how you can prepare your pooch for the move!
1. Your Dogs Attitude Will Reflect Yours!
We know this is easier said than done, but staying calm and level-headed when moving with a dog will benefit your pet massively. As intuitive and clever creatures, dogs pick up on a lot of our behaviours and emotions.
Therefore, if you’re exhibiting clear signs of anxiety and stress, it is going to impact your pet and they may begin to mirror the same behaviours. The best way to keep calm is to call on the help of reliable movers, like our team at Bassy’s Removals. This keeps stress to a minimum and tails wagging!
2. Maintain Your Dog’s Routine
Our team suggests maintaining your dog’s routine as best as you can when moving with a dog. Whether it’s a walk schedule or their eating times, it is imperative that you keep their life consistent.
Dogs are animals that thrive off routine, so sticking to a routine when you are moving house with a dog can certainly help with the transition to a new home.
3. Pack Your Pup’s Items Last!
This comes off the back of our previous tip; leaving your dog’s items till last when packing will majorly help in maintaining their routine. When moving with a dog, this is essential as they cling to their personal belongings.
If you pack up their bed, toys and other favourite things too early, they will sense that something is happening and will associate it negatively due to the removal of their home comforts.
By leaving it till the very last minute, you can avoid any premature dog anxiety when moving to a new home.
4. Have a Dogsitter For Moving Day
A busy moving day is no place for your pup. With boxes everywhere and people coming and going like Picadilly Circus, your dog would benefit much more from a calm, peaceful environment.
The Bassy’s Removals team recommends that when you are moving house with a dog, you leave your dog with a trusted friend or family member. If your dog is around someone they see regularly, they are likely to remain calm and composed.
They’ll be ready to move into the new home in no time!
5. Familiar Scents are Fantastic for House Moves
Much like our feline friends, dogs come to recognise and love familiar scents. The smell of their bedding, or the scent of a certain piece of furniture. Either way, they love what they know.
This is why we recommend that you avoid washing your dog’s bedding for a while and any blankets they like etc. This way, their familiarly scented items will make the new home seem a lot more comfortable.
Get the Best Removal for you and Your Dog!
A surefire way to make your move a lot easier on both you and your pet is to hire reputable movers. Having a calm, and friendly team surrounding your pet on moving day is sure to have a positive impact on their attitude.
In the Nottinghamshire area, there is no one more trusted than Bassy’s Removals and our reviews reflect this.