|Barked: Mon Aug 23, '10 9:15pm PST |
|Sorry to hear about the spot you are in. It must be stressful for all involved. Your dog's reaction will really depend on his individual personality and how sensitive he is to new situations in general. If you can take him to the new place at all ahead of time, definitely do that.
If you can make a visit or two ahead of time, make sure you give him positive experiences when you are there--ie. "look at this fun new place, how about..." eating your dinner/playing ball/belly rubs/anything he really likes.
Also, if you can, try really, really hard to keep his schedule consistent and coordinate with the boarding facility if you choose to do that. Feed him on the exact same schedule as it is now, walk him on the same schedule, try to go to bed and get up with him on the same schedule (which I know may be hard when you are moving).
Make sure he has his bed/crate, toys, access to his favorite chair/couch/bed (?) etc. Any way to make things seem more familiar will be helpful.
Dogs like consistency and security, so the more you can do for him in that department, the easier on him it will be. Good Luck.
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