How to Prepare Your Pet for the Move

Moving to a new home can be a stressful experience for both you and your pet. To make the transition smoother, it is important to plan ahead and prepare your pet for the move. This includes getting them used to the idea of moving, providing them with a safe space in the new home, and ensuring that they are comfortable during the journey. With some careful planning and preparation, you can help reduce stress levels for both you and your pet during this exciting time.

One of the most distressing elements of moving for a canine is the packing process, since many pets associate this with their owners leaving to go on holiday and they can find this upsetting.

Therefore, if you can try and keep your pooch in a safe place where they feel comfortable while you are doing most of the packing, and have them stay with a friend or family member on the actual moving day.

It's also a good idea to leave packing your pet's things until last, as if they have their own bed, toys and premium dog food around them they are less likely to feel anxious and get stressed out by the move.

And when you arrive at the new house, make sure you put out the dog's things right away, so they have some familiar sights and smells around them to help them settle in and enjoy the new house. Here are few other tips to consider;

1. Pack a lot of patience 
2. Don't expect perfection
3. Consider natural calming aids
4. Add familiar things like toys or food bowl
5. Walk the new neighbourhood before moving day