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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-01-2007, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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Moving to a new house.

Wondering if anyone has any tips or experience dealing with moving to a new house. We have bought a new home and will be moving at the end of the month. Obi is so used to our current place, with all his favorite places to nap I'm worried that he'll be stressed.

Any advice would be appreciated.

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Well I have not moved with my dogs to a new home so I do not have any advice or tips....but I would think when you do move in not leave Obi alone for the couple of days...let him get used to it with you guys being there....I am sure you will get better advice then this though!!!!!!!!!

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There are a few other threads on this, if you haven't checked them out already..

Although, I can tell you from travelling..that they are just happy to be WITH YOU. I think when Obi sees all your 'stuff' at the new home, he'll settle in just fine. I think a few forum members recently moved and their dogs loved the new home He will remember your furniture and his toys, beds, etc.

And the smells will be familiar to him.

I think he'll do A. OK!

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Not only did my girls move, they did it twice in 3 months (our house sold way too quickly!) and then second time, it was across the country. If you could, take him over there a few times and have positive experiences. Maybe on move in day, place him with things he likes-favorite blanket and toys.

I do the same thing at hotels. We have a black blanket that is the girls favorite and wherever I put it, they find it!

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No advice from me, but I just wanted to wish you a smooth transition.
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Good luck with the move! I agree that Obi will likely pick up on your moods and so long as you are happy about the change and have familiar items around him, he should do fine. I'd be very careful about leaving doors open and having many people come and go for the first little while though. He might get the idea to wander off in search of his old home!




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I would agree with Amanda. If you could take Obi to the new house a few times before you move, let him get used to a new layout, smells, etc. Also, maybe you could bring some of your stuff beforehand, so the smells will already be there when he moves in.

When we go on vacation, my two freak out for about 2 mins, then start playing the bed jumping game. They forget all about being in a new place.


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For the most part I think they adjust fairly quickly when they are with their mommie's and /or daddy's! My daughter and fam just moved back from CA and their little dog Edison has adjusted very well...no problems at all! Don't worry.....just enjoy your new place!
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When we go on vacation, my two freak out for about 2 mins, then start playing the bed jumping game. They forget all about being in a new place.
Oh, man! Everytime we go to a show where I don't want to drive my motorhome, my dogs instantly do that too. I take a large blanket for the bed so they aren't laying directly on the bed coverings, but I know exactly what you mean. They think it is a very fun game!
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We moved last April with our dog who was soon going to be turning 15. She did fine, adjusted with no problems. Our home sold in 2 weeks so we had to rent for a while until our house was ready so she had to adjust to 2 moves within a matter of months and did fine with both moves. I agree, that it is the dog's family nearby that eases the transition, the rest doesn't matter.

Good luck and happy moving!
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