The move is quickly approaching, and you can’t help but imagine all the fun you and your pup will have in your new home.
However, before you can unpack and settle in, there are a lot of tasks you need to complete to make moving with your dog easy for both you and your fur baby.
Here, gourmet treat purveyor Charlie’s Treats Bakery shares the following tips to get you through the move as quickly and stress-free as possible.
Get Ready for Your Big Move
There’s no bones about it — Moving with your dog is stressful! But with a little planning ahead, you can ensure things go smoothly for you and your pup. Here are some helpful resources:
- Start packing early. Put away anything you don’t need until after the move, and try to get rid of items you no longer need.
- Use a label maker to carefully label kitchen canisters, jars and the like. Handled artfully, this can be a decorative part of your new kitchen, and you’ll always know where to find the dog treats.
- Find a pet-friendly place to live by searching local home and rental listings, but don’t underestimate the benefits of working with a real estate agent.
- Search local directories to find the best movers to help the day go smoothly. Make a point to focus on agencies with top ratings and great customer reviews.
- Take precautions to keep your pup protected on moving day.
- Carefully plan for how you’ll transport your pet. The best way is for them to be with you at all times.
Keep Your Pup Comfortable on the Big Day
When the big day rolls around, keep a close eye on your four-legged family member. You’ll need to take extra care to keep them out of harm’s way and make sure they’re as comfortable and relaxed as possible. These tips can help:
- So that you have everything you could possibly need, pack a travel bag for both of you, complete with necessities for you and toys and treats for your pup.
- Watch for signs of stress, and be patient with your dog. This is a lot to take in.
- Talk to your vet if your dog has issues with getting car sick. They may be able to prescribe medication to help.
- Learn how to be assertive but calm with your pup.
Settle into Your New Town
You did it! You’re all moved in; now, it’s time to check out your new town. Get settled in and start exploring with your pup using these tips:
- Find a new vet by searching reviews and ratings, though word of mouth is also great too.
- If you take your pup with you everywhere, seek out dog-friendly establishments in your new neighborhood.
- Remember to license your pet with the city, and order your pet a new dog tag with your updated address.
- Get outside and explore local dog parks together. You might both make new friends!
Moving with your dog takes time and patience, but it doesn’t need to be stressful for you or your pooch. With the tips and information presented here, you’ll be leashing up much sooner than you think.
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