Calming Signals That Are On Talking Terms With Your Dog
Leaving A Dog Alone
If your dog is a nervous more than it should be, you need some calming signals that are on talking terms with your dog. We all go through some hectic times in our lives, particularly those of great stress. Well I hate to break it to you, but the same goes for the animal world. The animals may not be stressed about their 401K’s but they have stress nonetheless. We all have our special place in the world, be it North America, South America, Europe, or Asia. We know what we like and what we don’t like and we love our familiarities. The same is said of the animal world.
One of the biggest ordeals your pet pooch can go through, is that of moving. I don’t know what it is about the blasted move, but it puts a lot of stress on human and animal alike. There is a simple solution though and that is the answer of familiarity. The animal is very used to its surroundings, customs, noises, etc… It is used to the neighbors getting up each morning and going to work, the sounds of the bird at the window, the lawn more every other day during dinner time, and you get the idea.
The reason behind the fear and nervousness is because the dog doesn’t really know what to expect. Half the time during a move we don’t know what to expect either. It can make it a lot easier on your animal if you are just able to keep them company during the whole ordeal. Take the pooch along with you for each trip you take to the new place. Take the dog for walks in the new neighborhood, anything to get it accustomed to the new surroundings. You will be surprised as to how much this can also help you out.
Leaving a dog alone is a bad idea. One mistake which could be deadly is to leave the dog alone in the new house when you have to go somewhere. This is not a good idea for a few reasons. First of all, the dog doesn’t know the area, the smells, the surroundings and it may become overwhelmed with fear. This is especially true if you are with your dog all day long. Second, you don’t want the pooch to tear up your brand new place do you? That’s the last thing you want to have to deal with. You also don’t feel like staring at a big pile of poo in the middle of a hardwood floor.
The easiest way to take hold of the new place, is to make it feel as close to the old surroundings as possible. If your dog used to have a box of chew toys in a certain room, try and mimic that setup somehow in the new house or apartment, wherever you decided to move. Bring along as many of the old things as you can, which the dog used to love back at the old house, and it will help ease the fear greatly. Once all is said and done, and you have shown pooch the new neighbors, you will be just fine.