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Moving house with puppy

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by spamvicious, May 18, 2017.

  1. spamvicious

    spamvicious PetForums Senior

    Mar 22, 2017
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    So today I viewed a property which if all goes to plan I will be moving in two weeks. It wasn't planned, the landlord of current place wants to sell so we have to find somewhere else. Star is 12 weeks old tomorrow and I've only had her a month so I'm very worried about routine and her getting stressed. Does anyone have any tips for how I can make it as smooth as possible?. There is a doggy day care near me which has a good reputation so I was thinking of taking her there for a few hours while I pack and on the day of the move. Does anyone have any experience of doggy day care?.
  2. Meezey

    Meezey Slave to the Black & Tans and the Trundle Bugs.

    Jan 29, 2013
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    Personally for me doggy day care is my idea of hell.. I honestly think she would be better off with you. I think we all fall foul of worrying our dogs will stress and flap trying to minimise it, I personally think a dog getting used to change is great for them. You are still there, their bed is still there etc she will only stress if you will, make it a fun adventure.
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  3. DaisyBluebell

    DaisyBluebell Earth, the insane asylum of the Universe

    Apr 14, 2017
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    I agree with Meezey spamvicious, about keeping her with you, let Star watch you packing up etc. Every now n again take a break with her, little play little cuddle. She's your family now, share your going's on together. Good luck with your move, hope all goes well.
  4. steveshanks

    steveshanks PetForums VIP

    Feb 19, 2015
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    I agree, just let her help you pack, it may take a lot longer but i bet she gets tired from stealing things and goes to sleep anyway........Thats what Pip would have done as a pup ;o)
  5. Fleur

    Fleur Vassal to Lilly and Ludo

    Jul 19, 2008
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    Dogs are pretty adaptable and as long as they are with their humans acept a change of scenery quickly.
    I think it depends on if it will be difficult for you to keep pup safe and secure as you move everything - if you think there is a chance of her escaping or getting underfoot then I would find a pet sitter/home boarder she could go to rather than a busy day care centre.
    Otherwise pack her things last, unpack them first and give her a sweaty top of yours so the new place smells like home :)
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