Moving home with man's best friend

Friday, 23rd February 2018, 10:53 am
Updated Friday, 23rd February 2018, 12:10 pm

This month heralded the start of the Chinese New Year and this year, the Year of the Dog will be celebrated.And, with over 24 per cent of people owning a dog in the UK leading housebuilder Miller Homes offers guidance to moving home with your furry friend.“Owning a dog is one of life’s pleasures and they can make a real difference providing companionship, exercise and fun to families, couples and those living on their own,” said Jan Hanaby sales manager Miller Homes Yorkshire.“When it comes to moving home it is important to make sure they settle in, just as any other member of the family so that they can enjoy their brand new home too.”Here’s a guide to keeping your pooch happy during the upheaval.* On moving day it is advisable to let someone else care for your dog.You will have too many other things to keep you occupied.* Before you welcome your dog back home ensure that the perimeter fence is secure and that there is nothing your dog could climb on to be able to scale a fence or wall.* Allocate somewhere that your dog can call home too – a place for his bed, somewhere that his food and water is kept plus, put his favorite things there, a teddy, blanket or toy to let him instantly recognize that’s his space.* House rules – establish them early and be consistent in your new home so he knows where he can go and where he can’t.* And now for the fun part – check out all the new walks that you can enjoy together.It’s not only fun but gets him familiar with his surroundings and provides contentment in his new home.“So many of our homeowners enjoy owning dogs and take great pride in ensuring their pooches are happy, contented members of their family,” said Jan.“With many of our developments being located close to open countryside, long walks can be enjoyed with all members of the family right from your Miller Homes doorstep.”Miller Homes currently has ten developments across the region ranging from rural settings to those on the fringes of Yorkshire towns and cities.Three bedroom homes are currently priced from £187,500 at Honeywell Grange in Barnsley.Over the last 80 years, Miller Homes has established a reputation for building outstanding quality family homes and providing forward thinking customer service.Visit www.millerhomes.co.uk/locations/yorkshire-and-the-surrounding-areas.aspx