It may sound foolish to some people but any true dog lover knows your dog listens to what you have to say. They may not understand every word, but they are certainly able to get the gist of the message. Keep in mind your dog reacts to your emotional state and unless you’re made of concrete or steal, chances are the move is stressing you out.
When you arrive to your new space, help your pet adjust by introducing them slowly. Start them off in one room with familiar furniture including their bed, crate, toys, food and water bowls so that they will immediately recognize the familiar items. Slowly open up new rooms as your pet starts to get comfortable. This will help your pet feel less overwhelmed in an unfamiliar environment.
House hunting is no easy task, especially if you have a pet to consider. In nature, dogs move all the time. There’s nothing they love better than exploring a new environment. However, the way we humans move is not natural to them. When we’re getting ready to move, our dogs have no idea that we’re going to be migrating to a new territory, but they always sense that something dramatic is about to happen.