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When moving into a Jacksonville apartment both you and your dog may have to deal with some changes. Whether you're living in a different part of town or a different style of apartment, things will take some getting used to. There are several things you can do to ensure that your dog is comfortable in your new dog-friendly apartment in Jacksonville.
Create a designated space for your dog.
If you really want to ensure that your dog is comfortable in your new apartment in Jacksonville you definitely want to set up a designated space for your dog as soon as you move in. In the space, your dog should have their very own bed, as well as toys, blankets, or anything else that they had at your last apartment. Whether you're living in a 4 bedroom apartment or a studio apartment, creating a space for your dog is an absolute must for making them comfortable.
Get them accustomed to their local outdoor space.
Take your dog on walks around your new Jacksonville apartment and the local area frequently. Get them accustomed to the new sights, smells, and sounds. If you're living in a Jacksonville apartment with a balcony or screened-in patio you can even sit out with your dog and allow them to people watch. They'll love doing this with you and it will get them used to the new area outside your apartment in Jacksonville.
Spend extra time with them in your new Jacksonville apartment.
This might be the most challenging on the list but make sure you're spending extra time with your dog in your new Jacksonville apartment. Your dog is most likely scared and confused about being in a new place. They will get over it and adapt to their new home but in the meantime, they'll need a little extra comfort and a little extra time spent with them. This might mean canceling your plans or taking off of work for a few days and staying home. This will prevent your dog from feeling as though they have been abandoned. Once you do have to go back to work or to visit with a friend your dog will be more confident that you will return.
Add familiar smells to the apartment.
Although you may want a change, your dog will feel much better if your new Jacksonville apartment smells like your old apartment. By adding familiar smells your dog will better adapt and feel comfortable in the new space. Familiar smells will comfort your dog and let them know that this is a safe place for them. These smells will do wonders to reduce their anxiety says "The Dog People."
Of course, there are many ways to help ease your dog's anxiety about moving to a new apartment but following the steps on this list will definitely be a great start to getting your dog comfortable in your new Jacksonville apartment. Congratulations on the move and good luck!