Moving With Your Dog
Dogs love a good routine. Wake up, go outside, eat breakfast, go to Canine to Five… but what happens when it is time to move? Disrupting your furry friend’s daily routine is bound to happen at some point in their life. In the midst of boxes and moving trucks, taking time to ease your pet’s transition is just as important as settling in yourself.
Once the big day arrives, your dog will be on full alert. Now you aren’t just packing, you’re taking everything out of the house! Moving day is typically not dog-friendly. We recommend keeping your dog secured in a bedroom, at a friend’s house, or with us at dog daycare. This is also a good time to make sure you have your dog properly fitted with a collar and identifying tags. Having your dog microchipped before the move is a great way to ensure their safe return in the event they get startled and make a run for the propped open doors.
Once you’ve arrived at your new home, exploring the house together with your dog on a leash will help prevent them from feeling overwhelmed. Dedicate a closed room filled with some of their favorite items to secure them in as you move in, and give them something to do while they’re waiting like a puzzle feeder, a frozen peanut butter Kong, or a cardboard box to shred. Above all, return to their normal routine as soon as possible to help them settle in.
Dogs are sensitive animals. It is our job as pet parents to make sure our friends feel as comfortable and confident as they can be. Planning a move in the near future? Here’s what you’ll need to start at Canine to Five:
- Your pup must be at least 12 weeks old
- They must have their DHPP, Lepto, Bordetella, and Rabies vaccines (Rabies by 18 weeks old for puppies)
- Puppies over 9 months old must be spayed/neutered to participate in our pack-style environment; Unaltered dogs may continue to join us for Private Play
If your dog is eligible to start, click here to fill out our new client inquiry form and our Canine Concierge will get in touch with you to go over next steps!