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Three DON'Ts of Moving into an Apartment with a Dog

Three DON'Ts of Moving into an Apartment with a Dog

Three DON'Ts of Moving into an Apartment with a Dog

Have you recently signed the lease to move into your new apartment with your furry friend?  When you start planning your move, you may want to consider some of the logistics of moving with a dog.  Although it is possible, this process is more complicated by the presence of your furry companion.  Our pet-friendly apartments for rent in Jacksonville, FL offer many amenities that will make you and your dog happy to call it home.  However, before you get settled in, you'll want to make sure that you have a smooth move.  There are a few things you'll want to avoid when you are moving with a dog.

Don't Lose Track of Your Dog

When you are moving into an apartment, there will be many different things going on.  These distractions may make it difficult to keep track of your dog.  There will be many times when you leave your front door open anticipating furniture or boxes as they are moved, which will provide your dog with a perfect opportunity to explore the outdoors.  Take the time to ensure that you have your dog leashed or kept safe in a closed room in your new place.  

Don't Let Your Dog Roam through the Common Grounds

Exploring your new apartment complex will surely be at the top of your list after you move in, and this is the same for your furry friend.  However, you want to make sure that you keep your dog leashed in the common areas of your apartment complex.  Even if your dog is well-trained, friendly, and obedient, it is important to consider other residents in your new community.   Take the time to get familiar with everyone and introduce your dog to neighbors first.

Don't Forget to Ask for Help

Moving with a dog can be stressful, especially if you don't have any assistance.  Ask your friends and family for help with your dog on moving day to make it a less stressful day.  Having extra eyes on your dog will also help to make sure that he doesn't run away or stray from your side.  You may even want to consider boarding your dog at a nearby kennel or doggie day care on moving day.  This will give you a chance to get settled before you bring your dog into your new apartment.

These are a few things you should avoid doing when you are moving into a new place with your dog.  Even though your furry companion will have lots of new memories once you get settled in your pet-friendly apartments for rent in Jacksonville, FL, you want to make the move as smooth as possible.  Contact us to tour our pet-friendly amenities today.