Moving House with your Dog
Dogs can sometimes be more difficult to settle into new routines, particularly those that have the run of the house or are used to more space. Taking your dog for walks around your new area will give them both the mental and physical stimulation they need, as well as familiarise them with their new surroundings. Walk your dog at least once daily, especially in the mornings before they are left alone. This will help reduce any excess energy that they have.
Avoid making a fuss of your dog when you arrive home and leave home. Your dog may interpret the fuss incorrectly, and begin to worry unnecessarily. As hard as it is, you do not want them to wait all day for an exciting event (your arrival). If you get home and nothing exciting happens, your dog will start to think it is not the best part of his day and will stop pining for that moment.
Owners are often tempted to replace the dog or cat's bed when they move into a new home. If you can resist the temptation, provide them with a bed, toys, food and water bowl they are familiar with.
Most dogs only bark, dig or develop destructive behaviours when they are bored so keeping your dog busy is the main priority.