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Moving and Dogs

December 9th, 2004, 10:26 AM
I was just wondering since we will be starting to look for a house or we may build what things I can do for Capone to make the transition easy. The good thing is I know he will be more happy in a house but just don't want him to be confused. Maybe Im worrying too much, but if anyone has gone threw this is there anything I can do? Im also concerned about moving with him, I dont really have anyone to watch him or put him for that matter. Can I leave him in the new house while we move. I will be with him as the boys will be doing the actual moving but Im concerned about the noises and him getting hurt. Worrying too much?

December 9th, 2004, 10:34 AM
everyone I know who has moved has left their pet with a friend for a few days while they move and unpack a little. Then I heard you should put them in a smaller area of the house to get use to it and gradually let them roam around.

December 9th, 2004, 10:35 AM
You know, as long as you are around, he will probably be fine. Put him on his leash if you think he will bolt or is made nervous by all the noise. Or if he likes his crate, put him in there with his blankie for reassurance. IMHO it's the constancy of your presence which is the key. I bow(wow) to the experts who will surely have more to say.

December 9th, 2004, 10:47 AM
We're on our third house with Daisy, and we just let her wander around the house and check stuff out. We take her to other people's houses sometimes, so at first I think she just assumed we were visiting. Once everything was moved in, she kind of looked at it like, "This is my stuff, but this isn't my house". She kind of hung out with us for a while, and seemed to quickly become comfortable with everything once she finally gave the house a good "sniffing" from top to bottom.

December 9th, 2004, 11:01 AM
Thanks guys It will be interesting to see how he reacts. He likes his crate so if anything I can put him in there with a juicy bone or something or leash him.

Little Angels
December 9th, 2004, 11:12 AM
let us know how it goes. As long as you are with him, he should be okay

December 9th, 2004, 11:20 AM
When we had the movers going in and out of the house, we put Daisy in the back yard. It gave her a chance to check the place out, and I would go out once in a while to check on her. She was more curious in the yard than anything else.

December 9th, 2004, 12:21 PM
What I did was feed the dogs at the old house in the morning and then fed them dinner at the new house. It didn't take them long to figure out that this was their new home.

Also we were home for 5 days after moving so we were around all the time and they realized that this was the new place.

They were also relieved that there wasn't boxes everywhere, because they hated the last few weeks in the old house, because they didn't understand the boxes (well they understood that they meant something)

December 9th, 2004, 02:33 PM
Thats true, they usually figure out that the boxes must mean something. I know when the luggage comes out the dog doesn't know what to do with himself. He knows someones going somewhere just don't know if were bringing him. I think though when he sees the camping stuff he gets excited. He loves camping. Except when it rains. I know he will be fine especially when he realizes the backyard is his!