Moving is tough on humans, but is even harder for dogs. They love their home and their special spots in it. A transition to a new place can be rough. Here are the five聽things to remember to make for a smoother move with your four-legged friends.


1. You
A dog鈥檚 life is its owner鈥搚ou! Dogs don鈥檛 care where they are, or what they鈥檙e doing, as long as their owner is happy and gives them attention. If you鈥檙e stressed and too busy to even look at them, you can expect some problems.

2. Routine
Another big part of making a move easy is to聽figure out a way to preserve their routine. Dogs are very routine-based, and if you stick to the schedule, it鈥檚 going to make things manageable for your pet.Moving-Dog

Stick to walks, meal time, bed time, etc. This will聽guarantee faster adaptation and your dog might actually understand what the whole household is doing.

3. Familiarize
After you鈥檝e purchased or rented your house, take your dog over there and let it have a walk through the neighborhood.

Allow your dog to meet the new dogs in the area early after your move. This聽will help your dog feel at home and reduce the risk of running away.

4. Spoil
Treats, longer play time, longer walks and other special treatment can help ease the transition.聽The more attention it gets in this confusing time, the better for everyone.

5. Love
Talk to and pet your dog during the drive to the new house. It鈥檚 these simple acts that can make the difference between a peaceful move for your pup, or your dog being miserable.