Moving home is stressful for humans, and it can be even more stressful for dogs. A dog’s life revolves around routine and familiarity, which can be disrupted during a move. Dogs are emotional animals and feel stress when their world is disturbed. However, there are simple strategies that can help keep your pet calm.
Dog Appeasing Pheromones (DAP) are chemicals female dogs emit to calm their puppies soon after birth. Plug-in infusers containing DAP are available, and these can help keep your dog calm while packing and moving.
On the day of the move, try to keep your dog’s feeding and walking times consistent with their usual routine. Act normally around the dog and don’t be overly fussy, as this could make them feel like there is something to worry about.
If your dog doesn’t like travelling in the car, consult a vet who may prescribe medication to prevent car sickness and feelings of stress.
When you arrive at your new home, bring in your dog’s bedding, toys, water, and food first before bringing the dog inside. The familiar smell of the dog’s belongings will help reassure them.
Let your dog explore their new surroundings at their own pace. As long as the garden is secure, allow them to roam freely in it.
With careful planning, you can make moving home less stressful for your dog. For humans, Merseyside Movers is the ideal Liverpool removal company to make moving home less nerve-wracking.