After the move, your dog still may be hesitant about your new home, with all of the new sights and smells. Make sure you introduce a familiar smelling rug or dog bed as soon as possible, and keep them safe in one room with water, food and toys while you’re moving boxes into the house. If possible, take your dog on a few walks in your new area in the run up to the move so it’s not entirely alien.
Most importantly, don’t expect your dog to settle in immediately. Let them explore in their own time with you by their side for reassurance, especially for the first day or two when they’ll be feeling most anxious. If you’re worried about them escaping or even trying to find their way back to your old house, remember to update the contact information on their collar tag and microchip, including your new address and phone number.