9 Tips for Moving with Dogs
Moving in New York City can be stressful and hectic. Adding your dogs into the mix can result in lots of anxiety and confusion, not only for you but also for your dog. Follow these tips to keep the stress as low as possible for yourself and your furry friend.
You’re probably already super busy packing up boxes and planning, but this is a chore that benefits the both of you. Like humans, dogs have lots of unsettled energy and anxiety when going through the transition of moving. Dogs also benefit from exercise in the following ways, like humans:
- Improved Mental Health
- Improved Physical Health
- Decrease Unwanted Behaviors due to anxiety
You’ll both benefit immensely and cooperate better together if you relieve some of your stress by exercising.
Pack Their Room Last
Your dog is going to be stressed out enough with all of the change going on around them. Therefore you can reduce their stress by keeping one room in your house intact for most of the time. Whichever room is their favorite should be the last room you pack.
Keep Your Stress Low
Your dog will inevitably feed off the vibes you give off. This is another task that can benefit both you and your dog. Check out our tips for reducing stress while moving.
Establish a New Routine
Establish a new routine as quickly as possible. Find out which parks will be nearby and establish a nightly walk route. Keep your dog’s feeding time on schedule, even if the time zone has changed.
Update Dog Tags
Make sure you get new tags for your dog with an updated address. If they’re in a new neighborhood or city they might take off unexpectedly. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
Find a Vet
Find a new vet for your doggo as soon as possible when moving to a new apartment. There are plenty of world-class veterinarians all over New York City. Find one that fits into your routine well, and has a decent reputation.
Don’t Wash Old Blanket
You may want everything in your apartment to feel fresh and new, but do not wash your dog’s blanket, bed, or toys. The familiar scent will help them settle in and feel more at home in your new apartment.
Move Your Dog Last
Don’t add to the chaos of move-out or move-in day by having your dog around while your belongings are being moved. This will add to the safety of the move and keep your dog happy and calm. Your furry friend will be much happier if they move into a home that only requires unpacking and not moving around.
Moving with a dog is stressful enough, so let us take care of the heavy lifting. This way, you can focus on the needs of your dog and not have to worry about them being uncomfortable in a kennel. We have gained the reputation of being one of New York’s most courteous and effective professional moving solutions. Get a quote today and we’ll get you and your furry friend on your way to your new home.