Moving home is stressful for people and for pets that are involved it can be about 20 times more stressful as our beloved pets really do not understand what is going on. This is why there are such things as professional pet moving services. These services are directed straight at pets that will be moving home, mainly dogs and cats. For cats and dogs moving home is like moving worlds. Pets settle and claim their territory, imagine if it were so for humans, being ripped from a place that you protected and knew so well. For animals this is how it seems, humans can easily make a transition usually because they have a choice in the matter.
Dogs and cats each react differently to a move, of course it depends on the animal’s personality too, but in general there are certain steps that need to be done if the time is available. A professional service knows just how to help you make the move on your pet as easy as possible and maybe even help them to understand.
Most professional moving services work on a guidance basis; they will help guide pet owners through the process, so they can help their pet adjust. It is necessary for the pet’s mental health and sometime even their physical health. Dogs especially can become very attached to their environment and if they are just taken from their place without warning and thrown into a new one, they can literally become home sick, cats usually do not hold such attachment to a specific place but it does happen.
Helping a pet adjust to the move is not always easy and does take time. Usually what a professional pet moving service will do is outline a schedule for pet owners that will help their pet become used to new places. This is a very important step to help your pet make a smooth transition. If the new home is in a relatively close proximity then they may incorporate visits to the new home, if it is possible. This will get the pet familiar with the new environment, so when they return it will not be new.
Another thing that will be taught to the pet owner is when to give the animal a treat while following their schedule. Rewarding the pet for venturing into a new territory for example will let the pet realize that new places are good and best of all good for them. This will leave the animal open to going to new places. The important thing to remember here is that there are certain behaviors that need to be rewarded; a professional service will point these out to you.
If animals are involved in a home removal then it is always a good idea to have a professional service at least give some guidance. Services for pets can easily and readily be found on the internet. It may be a good idea to consult your vet too because they may be able to give you some guidance on the matter or refer a good company to help out.