When it comes to moving houses, just like humans, dogs and puppies take a just a few days or sometimes weeks to adjust to the new surroundings. Canines are extremely sensitive, and it is quite common for them to react in a negative manner when it comes they are introduced to a new surroundings. This is mainly because they are used to familiarity and comfort found in their old and known surroundings.
Since canines are one of the most studied species in the world, vets and dog behavior specialist have come up with a range of techniques that can be used to calm your canine member and before, during and after a house move. One of these techniques involve making great efforts to ensure that the routine of your dog remains the same as it was before the dog was moved.
Having the same and predictable set up has been proven to help make dogs feel calmer. This is why house moving is quite an overwhelming task for them as it disrupts the familiar happy routine they have gotten used to. If you own a puppy, you can consider taking it for puppy classes. these classes for canines can help calm their nerves and it also provides dog owners vital training on how they should deal with normal dog behaviors like chewing and in this case, the anxiety caused by changing your canine’s surroundings abruptly. They also help with other vital aspects like helping it have better interaction skills with other puppies, other humans and importantly in new surroundings and teach them to be well mannered; from walking calmly when they are on a leash to behaving when guests are over. It also has the added benefit of building up the mutual bond between the pet dog and the owner and crate trains your dog or puppy.
Crate training is an extremely efficient method to keep your dog in control. A dog crate appeals directly to a dog’s primitive survival instincts. To a dog’s mind, the dog crate is a den for it to seek solitude and familiarity. Crate training your dog or puppy helps because even if you move houses, bringing the dog crate with you will ensure that the dog still has a place to go to if it wants to stay somewhere it is comfortable and feels secure with. A common assumption is that crate training is harmful and cruel to pet dogs, but this could not be further from the truth. Experts say dog crates are actually enjoyed by dogs and it offers multiple benefits.