Dog Behavior Might Change When Moving

Moving is stressful on everyone! Humans are probably starting new jobs and they have to take care of the details of getting furniture and people moved. But moves can be stressful for us dogs too.

Our dog behavior can change, in that we can become unsure about the new environment and we might act out. If you feel anxious about the move, some of us dogs will read that and become over anxious. If you are stressed and have little time for us, we might start trying to get your attention by chewing or barking. If you seem unsure in a new house, we might start trying to claim territory in that new house.

Don’t let those possibilities discourage you. There is always help during moving. If we are acting out while we are all moving, then find someone like Acme Canine to help. They will help you understand how to continue to be consistent in our routine while moving. They will also suggest you have our favorites ready in the new home so we know this is our place. Give us time to sniff around the house and a yard if there is one. Our noses are how we will become familiar with the new place and feel at home.

Remember, we are in a new place, so spend time with us so we feel secure, work commands with us so we have familiar patterns and please keep us safe. You know some of us dogs are curious and if the door is open, we might find ourselves lost in a new neighborhood.

The most important thing is to be patient with us as we adjust and to keep loving us. In fact, we’d like some extra loving during the moving process! 🙂

Still worried about your dog while moving? Feel free to contact us and we will help you out. You might also visit our website at To all my dog friends who are moving, don’t worry, your parents will take great care of you!