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Sunday, 17 November 2019 02:36

Richmond VA Movers, Moving With Dogs (German Shepherd edition)

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If you plan on moving with your dog, then you’ve landed on the right article to gain more understanding on how to properly transition your best bud into his new home.



First, get in contact with a reputable Richmond VA moving company for a moving quote for your belongings.  Next, Prepare an easily-accessible 'overnight kit' that has enough dog food, toys, and grooming tools to sustain your german shepherd and keep them comfortable during the first few days of unpacking.  Definitely consider bringing lots of toys if your german shepherd is a puppy to keep them occupied during your move. Last thing you want is them scuffling through your packed belongings and making a mess out of boredom.


If you're moving out of the area, inform your veterinarian so you can take records and any prescription medications with you that your german shepherd may need. See if they can recommend another vet in your new neighborhood.



Fun Fact

German Shepherd Dogs don’t need to be bathed very often, but they tend to shed a tremendous amount. Brush them daily, outside if possible. Like any large dog, they can handle apartment living quite well but need daily walks and, if possible, vigorous exercise to stay sharp.


During the move itself, the best way to reduce stress on your german shepherd is to keep them in the quietest area possible. If you don't want to leave them with a friend or a kennel for the day (which is recommended), at least remove them from the action. This could mean emptying a bedroom on another floor and closing the door, or putting them in their carrier or kennel in the garage or car (take proper caution to ensure they'll be at a safe temperature and that they have water and food if they will be there for some time). Make sure you check in on them regularly, and try to feed or walk them at the 


time you usually would; having some sense of a routine in the midst of all the changes will help a lot.  German Shepherds tend to bark a lot and be a bit protective so it is highly recommended that you find a safe place for your bud to stay during move day while you and the Richmond VA movers focus on moving.


Fun Fact

Not to be left alone in the house for too long, German Shepherd Dogs crave interaction and involvement. They are fiercely protective of their homes and families — sometimes known to “herd” children — and they get along with other pets. Standoffish and detached with strangers or those outside the family unit, they have been known to “over-guard” or bark protectively.




At Mid-Atlantic Moving and Storage, we understand that each and every move is as different, unique, and never the exact same. With that in mind, we pride ourselves on being able to customize and personalize every move we handle to give you a custom moving experience, tailored to your individual needs. Whether you need your entire house moved or just a sofa that has gotten heavier since the last time you moved, Mid-Atlantic Moving and Storage will take care of you at a surprisingly affordable rate.


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