How to introduce your dog into your new home in Cyprus

Moving house is always an exciting experience for all family members but this is not the case with your dog. As a matter of fact, moving into a new home can extremely be stressful for dogs. Fortunately, however, you can make this experience more tolerable for these adorable creatures.

Less stress for your pets while moving into new home

You can do many things in order to cause less stress for them. For example, you can leave your dog with a friend they already know before you move house. This can keep your dog out of your way and help you move more comfortably reducing the risk of accidents. Before you move, you can also keep the dog in the backyard ensuring that the area is completely fenced and the dog cannot run away. If you are unable to either leave your dog with someone they know or keep it in the backyard, you may want to opt for a different solution. In such cases, some people believe that crating their dog while they are moving is a good solution. Before you crate you dog, ensure that it is spacious enough to let the dog stand up and move comfortably. You also need to make sure that your dog has access to water letting them out every few hours to do their business. Therefore, you have different options to choose in order to keep your dog out of your way and of course safe!

Moving into your new home with your pets

To make moving into your new home a less stressful experience for yourself and your four-legged friend, it would be a good idea to plan head packaging your furniture. In other words, you can plan to pack your staff during a longer period of time. Instead of doing the job in one or two days, you can in this way reduce stress on your dog and yourself as well.  To have easy and quick access to your dog’s toys, water and food bowls, blankets etc. when you get into your new home, you need to pack them all in a separate box. As a familiar scent in a totally strange place can make things easier and less stressful for your dog, you may want to put your dog’s toys in your laundry basket.

One of the big issues in a new home is housetraining. Even well-trained dogs may have no idea on where to go in this totally new environment. Upon getting into a new home, the best way to address the issue is to take them to a place you deem suitable to relieve himself. In such cases, it is always good to reward them with praise and treats when your dog relieves himself in the designated spot. To make sure he can easily find it, you may want to keep an eye on him. For better results, you can follow some simple rules: depending on their age, let your dog out after playing for 15-30 minutes, after eating, and after waking up.

More about Puppies and Adult dogs

The rules for puppies are slightly different. Like adult dogs, puppies also need to know learn how to find the designated area. However, the difference is they need a lot of treats when they successfully find the spot. Besides, you need to let them out as often as possible, particularly after they wake up, after they eat, and every 10-15 minutes when they are plying. Remember! There may sometimes be accidents; puppies are not perfect. On such occasions, patience and a good sense of humour are always all you really need to deal with the issue.

You also need to note that puppies can hold their bladder for about 1 hour for every month of they are old. For instance, a 2-month puppy can hold it for about 2 hours though the case might be kind of different with every puppy.  Puppies are as different from each other as humans are from each other!

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