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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-04-2017, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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Advice for moving house

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We will be moving from an apartment to a house in the next 8/9 days. We will have packers come on Monday and then removalists on Tuesday. I am in the process of arranging day care (or possibly a one night home stay) for Paddington over this period so that he is not stressed out by all the commotion. Does anyone have advice on making this transition as stress free as possible. Padddington will continue to be an indoor dog in his new home.

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We moved with Kirby clear across the province 5 years ago. Luckily we were able to be in our new place for a few days before going back to get him to bring him back again with us. (Our son was looking after him). We had his bed ready, his food bowls ready and things that would be familiar to him already in the house when he walked through the door. He adjusted immediately, acting like he had always lived there. I have heard that Havanese quite often adjust quickly to change...He certainly always did. One lady said to me, "He just wants to be where his people are....he will be fine." She was right. As long as we were there, it was home.

Best of luck with your move! I just think Paddington is going to love his new home

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We haven't moved with ours but we do travel frequently. Loki has been to my mom's, my sister's, and our beaches and has and no problem to adjusting to any of them. I just show him his food and water, etc. and he is fine. At my sister's I showed him her bell to go out which he then used without a problem. My mom lives on the 7th floor and by himself he decided to sit at the balcony door to tell me he needed to go out. As long as you are there, he will be fine.
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Hope your relocation goes well.

I don't know what the proper approach would be but if I was moving, I'd take Teddy to the new house to play as often as possible to get him used to the place. Before the final move, he would probably be sent away (to a familiar place where he stays when I have to travel) for a few nights during the move so he isnt stressed by furniture being taken out and also to keep him out of trouble during the process. He would then be brought to the new house once I am a little settled in so that he can see everything is ok.

As long as you are with him when you move and can show him where his essentials are (eg food/water, bed and toys), I think he will be ok.

Good luck and enjoy the new house!
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I don't think it will be a big problem... We travel regularly with our three, and they seem to settle down very happily as long as their people are there! Kodi has lived through TWO, long, large, drawn-out remodels/additions to you house which have CERtAINLY been at least as disruptive in his life than a simple move. I think that having him in day care during the actual move is a great idea. When he gets to his new home, just make sure his familiar sleeping place, toys, etc. are available, and I suspect he'll settle in quite nicely.

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Tucker has had two moves in his life and never had any issues with it. As long as he was with me he was fine. I did all the boxing and unboxing myself both times.

If I had someone packing I would make sure that there was NO chance he could get out by himself, so a day care could be good. If he is staying away from you during an overnight stay, when he knows something huge is up, that would make me think he might be nervous about that. Unless he is used to spending night at that home...

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