Try to make everything as normal as possible in the days leading to your move. Feed and play with your dog as usual. Try to keep the schedule uninterrupted despite the arrangements you must make for the move itself.
If your dog is prone to nervousness and anxiety, you may want to ask a friend to care for your dog during the move. That may help reduce the chances of your dog getting upset, running away, or hiding in one of the moving boxes. It could also help cut down on the stress for your dog.
Many states require a Health Certificate. For more information, check with your veterinarian or the State Regulatory Agency located in your new state.
Before the moveDogs can have a difficult time with the process of moving, both in terms of traveling and getting used to a new home. When their daily schedule is disrupted, dogs can become nervous and may behave strangely. A new environment can also be a source of anxiety for a dog, and it may take some time before your do get readjusted.