Try to begin any changes in daily routine, scheduling, etc. before the move. If your dog becomes overly anxious, you may want to consider having someone care for it elsewhere while you pack up your belongings. On the actual moving days, your dog should be securely confined or out of the home to avoid anxiety, injury, or escape.
How about when we get to our new home?
Set up an environment for your dog that is as similar as possible to the dog’s previous environment, especially with regard to sleeping, feeding, and play areas. Show your dog the new areas and spend some time with it until it becomes comfortable, then accompany your dog while it explores the rest of the new home.
How long will it take my dog to adapt to the new house?
Most dogs start to relax within a few days of moving, and some immediately enjoy the stimulation of a new environment. Others may take weeks to adjust.
***Credit: Reviewed by Amy I. Attas, V.M.D.