Moving to a New Home
“Whither thou goest, I go” may well be the canine motto. Dogs are territorial animals, to be sure, but they associate home with their people, not with a specific place. As long as you're there, your pug will be satisfied with any place you choose to live. Nonetheless, there are steps you can take to help him become comfortable in a new home.
If you don't have a fenced yard, keep your pug indoors when you aren't around to supervise activity in the yard.
Relocating to a different city or state? Visit the veterinarian to make sure your pug is up-to-date on vaccinations and in good physical health. If he's prone to carsickness, stock up on his prescription medication so he'll have a comfortable car ride or flight to the new location. Ask your veterinarian if he can refer you to a veterinarian in your new area.
For a long car trip, bring a supply of drinking water from your old home. Some dogs get an upset stomach when their water supply changes. Gradually mix in the old water with the new water so your dog can adjust more easily to the change.
If the previous owners had a dog, your pug may feel compelled to mark his new territory. Before you move in, have the carpets cleaned to eliminate or reduce the scent of the other dog. This can also help get rid of any fleas that might be lurking, just waiting to pounce on your pug.
If possible, move your furniture in before you bring your pug to the new house. He'll recognize the smell of your furnishings and feel more comfortable in the new place. When you bring him into the new house, take him first to his food and water dishes and show him his bed or doghouse. Then let him explore his new yard. Maintain his familiar routine as much as possible during the move and the subsequent unpacking.