Moving is an exciting experience, and with summer just around the corner, many families will be on the move soon.
Moving into a new place always holds so much promise and excitement, but it can be very stressful. On one hand, it’s thrilling to start a new adventure. But on the other hand there’s so much you have to prepare for.
This sentiment is especially true when there’s a dog in the picture, and that’s why I’m sharing these helpful moving day tips dog moms. Once you get passed the stressfulness of the day, you and your loyal companion can get comfortable in your new place.
3 Moving Day Tips for Dog Moms
1. Tire Out Your Dog
There’s so much happening on moving day. People will be in and out of your place with boxes and other valuable items, and this can stress your dog way out.
(Shoot, what am I talking about? It stresses me out, too!)
Because there will be so much hustle and bustle, it’s a great idea to tire your dog out before the busy-ness of moving day begins. Throw the ball around in the backyard, play some monkey-in-the-middle, or try a good old-fashioned game of tug of war.
Hopefully, your dog will be worn out, and she’ll stay out of your way while you’re clearing things out.
Note: if you have older kids, get them involved in looking out for your dog and keeping her safe during the moving process.
2. Transportation Is Key
Your car will likely be packed with boxes on moving day. This is why it’s not wise to let your pup roam freely around your vehicle as you’re moving from place to place.
Make transportation easier on both of you by putting your pup in a crate while moving. Owning a dog crate is incredibly beneficial, for moving day and beyond. Not only will a crate make transportation easier, but it’s also safer for your pet.
I strongly recommend transporting your dog safely in your own car, and not in a moving truck, if at all possible.
3. Toys and Treats Are a Must
Dog moms must not forget how vital it is to have toys and treats handy on moving day.
Your pup is likely to get excited during such a big event. It’s your responsibility to keep her distracted and calm. One way to accomplish this goal is to provide her with an endless supply of toys and treats.
There are plenty of dog toys that allow you to put a treat inside, and this will certainly keep your dog happy and occupied as you’re packing and unpacking.
Follow these moving day tips for dog moms if you’re unsure of what to with your dog amidst all the chaos. Remember that all the craziness will be worth it once you’re all settled in your new place.
What are your tips for moving with a dog?
What are your moving day tips for dog moms? I’d love to hear about your experience! Leave a comment below or stop by my private Facebook group for dog moms and join in the conversation there!
Also, be sure to check out this article for more tips for moving with pets.