Moving from one place to another can be a stressful experience for a person and also for pets like a dog. When a dog is introduced to new surroundings, it may get affected and may be uncomfortable for a while. Though dogs are social animals and the presence of the same people in a different environment may help in coping with the new surroundings, some difficulties may be experienced. Here are some of the ways that may ensure stress free moving for a dog.
Visit and prepare the new surroundings before the move
The dog should be introduced to the new environment so that it can get familiarized with the new surroundings. Once introduced to the new surrounding it’s able to easily acquaint with the sounds, lighting and the smell of the area. This makes it easy for the dog to live in that area once the move is made. The dog easily reads our emotions and energy around us, that’s why it’s important when the visit to the new surrounding is made, one is excited and the do will also get excited. The owner should also consider making a kennel in the new environment to avoid the dog running away once the dog is in the new environment.
Create a familiar area in the new surrounding
The move to a new surrounding can create panic for the dog and having a comfortable and familiar area in the new place can easily reduce the risk of shock. The familiar area can be created by placing old dog equipment like the toys and the place where it rested in the new place. This makes the dog feel comfortable in that region while getting acquainted with the new surroundings. The owner should explore the surrounding of the house with the dog; it makes the dog feel comfortable and less overwhelmed.
Use of pheromones product for dogs
Pheromones products release scents that help the dog come down and easily adapt to the new environment. In dogs pheromones are used to mark boundaries and regions they occupy. These products can come as collars and sprays; they help minimize the panic with a move to a new place. Once the dog has calmed down it can easily acclimatize to the new surroundings.
Update materials and services concerning the dog
Once the move is done, one should ensure that the details on the collar of the dog are updated; this ensures that if the dog gets lost which is a great chance after moving to a new region it can be easily found and taken to the owner. The owner of the dog should also have to find new veterinary services so as to ensure the health of the dog is okay after the move.
In conclusion, it is important to realize that a dog is an animal that is sensitive and requires attention. If the owner gives the dog the attention it requires while following the ways given to cope with a stress free move, the owner will have an easier time moving with a dog.