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    Talking Moving House

    Hi all!! I haven't been on here in such a long time, loving the changes. It's awesome to see some familiar names across the boards. I hope everyone and their pooches are well.

    I was sitting here with Rox, thinking who I could talk to about her behaviour and remembered all the good advice I used to get on here.

    We are moving tomorrow Finally fleeing the coop. All my things bar some clothes are gone to the new place, this happened a few days ago. Rox has been to the new place once for a few hours and she was quite comfortable there, playing with her toys. Once my bed was set up she was really happy.

    Since my things have gone, she's been very clingy and cuddly, which is strange for her. I went to China for a month in November/December and part of me thinks she believes I'm leaving again.

    I'm not overly worried, this is a transition and I'm nervous about it too (which she can probably sense). I'll keep an eye on her and make sure she's happy and good, and the first couple of times I leave her home alone will be very short trips. I think she'll love it though, she will be able to have bones and toys. There are 4 people in the house who love dogs so she'll get a lot of attention. Uni doesn't start for awhile so I'll be home mostly the first few weeks, then when it does start I have very short hours.

    Any other tips?

    I'm excited!

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    The amount of times i hear about dogs who go walkabout to find thier old homes...i would give your new details to any old neighbours you know just incase she 'goes home'.
    If she's registered i'd change the details as well ASAP just in case she gets out and picked up. I moved a few times with my last dog and he was always a bit 'off for the first week or so especially at night time. Thats all i can think of. Good luck with the move....does the coop mean your parents place ? If it does and your anything like me and most people i know you'll be back. LOL


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    Dont make a fuss.....

    If shes clingy dont encourage it. IMO, it shoudlnt be any different to any other day, it just happens to be a moving day, or taking place in a new house. I am pretty sure my dogs had no idea when we moved, despite the fact te house was empty. I think they just thought we were going for a drive 9which turned out to be a really long one lol). They didnt even react to the new house except to go sniffing.

    That shoudl be my new sig "Dont make a fuss"

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    My worst move with my old dog was when I moved from a granny flat to a proper house when I was pregnant. I got on great with the lady in the main house when I lived in the flat. She had a JRTx, a couple of cats and chooks and was home most of the time. We also knew the neighbours quite well and all the dogs in the street. I had loads of time and took both dogs for long walks daily. It was the best life any dog could have ever wished for.

    Then we moved a to this house a few streets up. Suddenly the dog had no one at home during the day - except for our grumpy cat. And I had a baby a couple of months later too! So she very often escaped and then I got a phone call from my old landlady to say she found her on her driveway. Fortunately she didn't mind (and there was a park that ran from our street to hers, so no roads to cross). I still feel very sad about that move when I think about it.

    It sounds like your move will be the opposite though. To a better environment for your dog. I'm sure she will love it with all the company she'll have. Good luck and let us know how you get on.

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    Thanks guys

    So far we haven't had any problems. My new housemates were nervous about her, as they have previously lived with a dog who wasn't trained at all but they're all pleasantly surprised by Roxie and all love her. The first time I left her home with someone I was very anxious, but they walked her and played with her while I was gone. The next morning when we got up she was noticeably more relaxed around them.

    For now it's still a bit new, but I'm definitely happier here than I was and I think that's rubbing off on her.

    Something strange happened the other day though. I went out and my housemates sister and mother came over with their dog. It was an unexpected visit. I've told them about Roxies problems with greetings, but they just let the dog in and they got along perfectly. Apparently Roxie never growled, barked, nothing. It was an off-lead introduction in a neutral environment and she behaved beautifully. Now I'm unsure as to whether it's because the training we've been doing is working, or because I wasn't there. We're going to a BBQ for Aus Day with 3 other dogs so that should tell the tale!

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