If you’re moving to DC Ranch with your dog – particularly if it’s a long-distance move – there’s a good chance that you could use a few pointers to make the whole trip easier. Fortunately, this guide has you covered!
5 Tips for a Successful Long-Distance Move With a Dog
Check out these five tips for a successful long-distance move with your dog:
- Update your dog’s microchip and tags before you leave
- Give your dog plenty of exercise before, during and after your trip
- Invest in some mental enrichment toys
- Make frequent stops
- Take a long walk around DC Ranch before your dog goes into your home for the first time
Take a closer look in the following sections.
Tip #1 for a Long-Distance Move With a Dog: Update your dog’s microchip and tags before you leave
Swing by your vet’s office to have your dog’s microchip scanned and pick up medical records before you move. When you get home, take some time to update your dog’s information with the microchip company; be sure to add your new address and cell phone number, and if your phone number is changing, use the newest one. Additionally, invest in some new collar tags that reflect your new address and phone number, and put them on your pooch’s collar right away.
Tip #2 for a Long-Distance Move With a Dog: Give your dog plenty of exercise before, during and after your trip
Help your dog burn off a little extra energy with extra playtime, a longer walk or some time at the park before you load up for your first day of travel. The exercise will help your dog sleep and minimize anxiety about traveling, and they might do wonders for you, too.
Tip #3 for a Long-Distance Move With a Dog: Invest in some mental enrichment toys
Dogs thrive on mental stimulation, so puzzle toys and mental enrichment games can be a wonderful way to help your pooch de-stress before, during and after your move. Whether you choose toys that make your dog work for a treat or play a game like “find it” (where you hide treats in out-of-the-way spots and get your four-legged family member to sniff them out), you’ll be helping your dog sort things out in her own way.
Tip #4 for a Long-Distance Move With a Dog: Make frequent stops
Frequent stops are good for you and your dog when you’re traveling. Give him plenty of opportunities to take potty breaks and stretch his legs while you do the same – you’ll make it to your final destination in a better mood.
Tip #5 for a Long-Distance Move With a Dog: Take a long walk around DC Ranch before your dog goes into your home for the first time
When you arrive in DC Ranch, take your dog for a nice, long stroll around your neighborhood before entering your new home for the first time. The walk will help your pooch burn off nervous energy and make her more amenable to checking out a new environment.
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