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Hello. I'm fairly new to this forum but have learned so much already. There are so many caring knowledgeable people on here. We rescued a 2 year old boy about 4 months ago and he's doing great! He's 99% housetrained, walking on loose leash and is loved by everyone who meet him. My question is about moving to a new house, and what i can do to minimize Toby's stress level. In about two months we will be moving to our new house (it's being built as I type this). Does anyone have any experience moving their pups and what I can expect and prepare for? I really worry about housetraining taking a huge step backwards . Also, I don't want Toby to have any anxiety during the move. The house is literally only about a mile away so we've been taking walks over there to get him used to the area. It's a brand new house so I don't have to worry about any previous doggie smells or anything so hopefully he won't feel the need to mark.

Thank you in advance for any advice.
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Hello. I'm fairly new to this forum but have learned so much already. There are so many caring knowledgeable people on here. We rescued a 2 year old boy about 4 months ago and he's doing great! He's 99% housetrained, walking on loose leash and is loved by everyone who meet him. My question is about moving to a new house, and what i can do to minimize Toby's stress level. In about two months we will be moving to our new house (it's being built as I type this). Does anyone have any experience moving their pups and what I can expect and prepare for? I really worry about housetraining taking a huge step backwards . Also, I don't want Toby to have any anxiety during the move. The house is literally only about a mile away so we've been taking walks over there to get him used to the area. It's a brand new house so I don't have to worry about any previous doggie smells or anything so hopefully he won't feel the need to mark.

Thank you in advance for any advice.
We moved in January and the two did just fine. They were even better with the hose training because the rugs were so new. The environment here is much better more room to play.

Maddie at 5mo old
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Don't fret! I'm sure he just wants to be where you are, no matter where!
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We moved, when my Scottie was 10 years old and starting to slow down and show his age. We moved from a 2 story house in the burbs, to a bungalow in the country on a river. The day we moved here and I brought my dear Hager out and about, he did a 360 and started acting like a young dog again! He had the best 2 years of his life. The move housewise didnt bother him at all. He sniffed around but really, his dishes were the same, his beds were the same and his people were the same. He had the best years of his life right here. He loved every moment til he passed this April. I think the only thing that they may sense is our anxiety moving

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We moved from an apartment to a house about 6 months ago and the transition was much easier than I thought. I took her to the house quite a few times before we moved in and I think that helped a lot. We did have an issue with pooping at the door to the backyard at night for a few months but I put up more lights in the yard and gated the stairs at night and we are back on track. I think it may have been confusing for her to go from one floor to two and she did not quite understand that it was part of the house.

Good Luck and Congratulations on your new home!

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I think the fact that you are visiting there regularly right now should really help it. And then setting up your expectations from the beginning as to where the potty area is (so he knows which door to sit when he needs to go etc.). I can't imagine it would be too hard as long as he is with you and doesn't feel like he is being abandoned again, but rather that everyone is going with him
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Thank you everyone. I feel so much better. Now comes the fun part of packing and moving.
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