At Prodigy Moving & Storage we love to take care of our customers’ moves. Helping you pack all of your belongings, safely load them into our trucks, and getting you settled in your new place is such a fun experience for us. We come across many people that have pets that they are moving with them. We have some tips for you today on how to make a move as easy as possible with your dog.
Acclimate Your Dog
Many dogs are not used to riding in cars. You do not want your dog’s first trip in the car to be your move. If your dog is not used to being in the car you need to acclimate them to being in the car. Start by taking your dog on short trips close to your home. If they are nervous about being in the car you may want to have another person drive so you can sit with them.
Pack Where Your Dog Can’t See You
Some dogs will get freaked out watching you pack all of your stuff. They will see you packing up your house and think that you are leaving them. If your dog seems anxious when you are packing you may want to try packing where your dog can’t see you. This way your dog will not start the drive out on edge.
Potty Breaks when Moving Dog
Once you are on the road you will need to take frequent potty breaks for your dog. Remember it is easier to stop and let them out for a minute than to have to drive in a car that they had an accident in.
Pack Food & Water for Dog
Do not forget to pack food, water, and a bowl for your dog. Just like you will want food and water while you are on your journey, so will they. When you get to your new place, give your pet food and water right away.
Update Pet Identification
You will want to make sure that you do not lose your dog while you are moving. When your dog runs off unexpectedly near your home, many times your neighbors will know what house they need to be returned to. At your new place, your neighbors likely do not know you yet. You will want to make sure your dog is wearing a collar on with up-to-date contact information just in case they get lost. Many people also choose to microchip their dog before a move if they have not already done so.
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We hope that these tips help you and your pets have a smooth drive to your new home. Prodigy Moving & Storage cannot wait to meet your pets as we help you pack up and move your belongings to your new place!