Helping him settle in?

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BeTrue Fri 23-Nov-18 12:03:10

Hi all,

We are moving house mid December and just wondering if anyone has any tips on helping the dog settle and become accustomed to his new home?

He took a while settling as a puppy but is fine now, and is never left for a long time without walks or visits smile

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AvocadosBeforeMortgages Fri 23-Nov-18 12:13:47

Recently been through this myself, and it certainly did unsettle DDog, but things I think helped were
- keeping packed up boxes out of his sight - I ended up storing them in places like the car and cupboard under the stairs as he was certainly a bit confused by them suddenly appearing
- using an Adaptil plug in both before and after the move
- building him up to being used to being left alone in the new house (starting with 30 seconds, but working up to a few hours over the course of a few days)
- resisting the temptation to wash certain things like bedding, so that things smelt the same as much as possible

Some people put their dog into kennels / with friends and family during a move, but that wasn't really an option for us for various reasons.

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