Moving is a stressful time for everyone involved, and even more so if you have little kiddies and pets. They will not understand the whole process and will insist on acting like it is normal day. The thing is a whether it is children or pets, you have to get them ready for the move as well. This can be a bit of a challenge, especially with pets because for them the concept of moving and traveling is completely foreign. So here are some tips that could help your pet with the move.
If you have to move across the country then its bad enough you have to pack, then you have to transport all your stuff as well, that is not mentioning the family you will have to transport as well. To this, add pet travel as well and you have quite the load on your hands. But there is a different option you can use, pet relocation services. They will take excellent care of pet and transport them to after you get settled in a few days later. Your pet will get a world class treatment while you set up the new home or at least get know where everything is. To make things easier you can get your pet some pet gifts. This will help him get through the few days where he’ll be separated from you.
But if you prefer to take him with your family then the first thing you should do is let him get used to his travel cage. Let him play with it and get used to it, you can place a few of his favourite toys in it and let him see it as a good thing and not a negative thing. You buy some gift pack for dogs that they will like along with the cage, so that they associate it with fun things. This way they’ll put up less of a resistance when travelling. Once you get to the new place, make sure to let them out of their cage in an empty room. Let them get their bearings and then take them for a walk in the new place. This lets them slowly ease into the new place without suddenly being thrown into a foreign environment. This might seem like a lot of effort to make your pet feel at home but what you don’t realise is that they will to have an idea of what is happening, all they will know is that they are being taken away from their home. This can cause them to get scared and act out. By doing these extra little things you will make it easier for them.