How to help your dog adapt to a new apartment
Moving organization - February 17, 2022
Even you as a human will need some time to adapt to a new apartment let alone your dog. Our pets do not understand the reason why you have just relocated. They do not know what is happening but they are happy to be with their chosen family. In the end, your dog will be happy just because he or she is with you. That’s all they need, but still, there are things you can do to help your dog adapt to a new apartment more quickly.
Make sure that relocation is not traumatic
If your dog is not traumatized by the relocation, adaptation will be much easier. That’s why you should consider hiring professional movers that have the additional service called “pet relocation”. Another thing – if you can’t master your packing skills now, let movers pack your belongings and you can focus on your dog. Movers have the equipment and experience in handling pets just as they do humans. That way your dog will be comfortable and enjoying the relocation and will feel just fine when you get to your new home. Make sure to research movers near you with that specific service and read the reviews. Also, see how other pet owners were satisfied whit their services.
Tips and ways for your dog to adapt to a new apartment
- bring all his/her old toys
- try to bring all your dogs stuff actually like bowls, beds with pillows, and such – you can easily replace all that after the dog has adapted but for now, stick to those items since they smell like home to your dog
- find a way to spend more time with your dog
- don’t leave the dog alone in the new apartment first few days, that will give your dog some time to adapt and adjust
- don’t make any changes now, this is not a good time to try new food or such, wait a little bit until everything is settled down
- find your new spot, a new dog park where you will spend some quality time together – there is an app that can help you with this
Find your new routine to help your dog adapt to a new apartment
Chances are your dog is used to his bowls being in the one specific spot in your old place. You can put the bowls in a similar spot now or you can find a new spot but stick to it. Don’t change the place often. The same goes if your pet has a dog bed and such. Find a place for all his or her belongings and stick to it. Good luck with your upcoming relocation. Surely you will have some hard days but soon enough you both will adapt and everything will be just fine.