Moving to a New Home? Keep Yourself Out of the Dog House with These Tips

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Real Estate Agent with Vision Quest Realty, Martha Hilton, Broker WV0026375

Your neighbors may love dogs just as much as you do, but what they won’t love is being kept awake and all hours of night by a bored barker. Keep reading for easy ways to make nice with the neighborhood when you have a canine companion in your caravan.

 Zeke and his toys

 

  • Set boundaries. One of the most important things you can do as a pet owner is to ensure that your dog stays in your yard. Thankfully, installing a wooden fence is not a cost-prohibitive project. According to Home Advisor, the project has a starting cost of approximately $1,525. Pricing varies and can go up to $3,740 depending on the size of the yard, your contractor and fencing materials.

 

  • Make introductions. Once you get settled into your new home, you can make a great impression by taking the initiative to introduce your family – including those with claws – to your neighbors. Before you head over for hellos, give your dog a few minutes to sniff and smell along the route. As frustrating as it can be stopping every 5 feet, this is how he “reads” the area. Keep Spot on a leash and bring a handful of treats in case the neighbors have children who want to get up close and personal with your pup.

 zeke swimming

 

  • Start training early. Continual barking is one of the biggest problems faced by dog owners as they move from one location to the next. Dogs bark for a number of reasons, but regardless of the cause, their vocalization will annoy everyone within earshot. Don’t let your dog start with this behavior and begin training the moment you arrive at your new home. The Online Dog Trainer explains that danger barking, which is likely the cause of the noise in the early days in your new home, is managed by simply checking things out and letting your dog know the new people that are near aren’t a problem.

 tips to keep you out of the dog house

 

  • Clean up after your pet. Typically, what happens in your home and on your property is your business. But when you have a dog, his “business” can be a real issue for people even several houses down the road. If your dog uses the lawn as a lavatory, make a point to clean up after him as soon as you see evidence of his bathroom break. Not only will this keep your yard looking great, but will prevent the unpleasant smells that can carry on a summer breeze. The Gardening Channel has several innovative ideas for eliminating excrement.

 

  • Stay up to date on vaccinations. Your local ordinances will require core vaccinations. These protect against common canine diseases such as rabies. Your vaccinations will also include protection against many highly contagious viral diseases that your dog can spread to any other dogs they come in contact with. Stay on top of your pup’s vaccination schedule to ensure both his health and that of animals throughout the neighborhood.

 pet tips when moving to a new home

 

  • Banish boredom. Like children, dogs of all ages need to be engaged, well-fed and given lots of opportunities for exercise. Modern Dog Magazine explains that boredom can lead to general mischief and destructive chewing. Even more concerning is that an under-stimulated dog is more likely to tap his inner Houdini and make a great escape straight to the neighbor’s yard. Make sure your dog has plenty of interactive toys to hold his attention, especially if you will be away and he will be outside for more than a few hours.

 

 tips when moving with pets

 

Your dog does not have to be a source of contention between you and your fellow subdivision dwellers. Make sure he has physical boundaries, understands the rules and has no reason to tunnel under the fence to make his own introductions.

 

Article provided by Medina at DogEtiquette.info.

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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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I need all the help I can get to stay out of the doghouse Rebecca and I appreciate all your help.

Jul 23, 2018 08:48 PM #1
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Rebecca ~Some how I have become the owner of two wonderful, but loud cock-a-poos, my daughter's apartment in the city,  forced the move to my home. Thank you for the tips!

Jul 24, 2018 05:42 AM #2
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Good morning Rebecca. This is an excellent post and I hope it is featured. Dogs are great but need boundaries just as we do.

Jul 24, 2018 06:32 AM #3
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Those are excellent tips for dog owners when moving into a new home, Rebecca!

Jul 24, 2018 02:01 PM #4
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CONGRATULATIONS Rebecca, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Jul 24, 2018 02:02 PM #5
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, glad to help keep you out of the doghouse :)

Jul 24, 2018 07:31 PM #6
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Kristal Wilson - good luck with your two cock-a-poos

Jul 24, 2018 07:33 PM #7
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Thank you, Sheila Anderson 

Jul 24, 2018 07:33 PM #8
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Myrl Jeffcoat - thank you for the feature in your group,  Old Farts Club  

Jul 24, 2018 07:34 PM #9
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Great tips Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor® our 4-legged children must be well behaved, just like the 2-legged ones are supposed to be! 

Jul 25, 2018 07:15 PM #10
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LOL Lisa Von Domek so true.

Jul 25, 2018 07:44 PM #11
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And I only have 4-legged children Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor® 

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Oh, I'm with Lisa - both 2- and 4-legged children need to behave and you've laid out some great tips here, Rebecca! 

Hope you're having a great week!

Jul 25, 2018 09:43 PM #13
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This is very smart for pet owners. We have met our neighbors dogs and love to see them outside playing.

Jul 28, 2018 10:48 PM #14
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Thanks, Debe Maxwell, CRS and Debbie Reynolds for stopping by my post and leaving a comment. 

Jul 29, 2018 03:26 PM #15
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Good morning, Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor® very important post for all those with pets to read.... there are rules with pets, just as there are with children.... training needed....adjustments needed.... and some tolerance needed....

Jul 30, 2018 05:17 AM #16
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HI Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor® - These are some great tips. As dog owners, we have to be sensitive to the neighbors. 

Jul 30, 2018 08:20 AM #17
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Hi Rebecca,
Excellent tips for pet owners!  Great pictures too!

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