Moving to a New Home
Regardless of whether you're moving across the street or across the country, you should take your pets with you. Years ago, people didn't move with their animals, especially those who were in the military and who couldn't always bring pets to their new homes. In these times, there's no good reason for leaving your pet behind. Moving does not mean finding a home for your rottweiler. After all, do you find homes for your children when you move?
Moving can, however, be a stressful time. Your rottie will no doubt notice the packing and preparation. He'll feel your stress as you try to prepare for your move. It is important to take time to exercise him and make sure you don't neglect him.
Moving day is hectic and you can't always keep a close eye on your dog. As the big moving day arrives, you might want to consider boarding your rottweiler or having him stay at a friend's house while the movers do their work. This will reduce the stress plus prevent a possible escape due to an accidentally open door or gate.
If you're moving across the country and are driving, look for pet-friendly hotels. Although there are many motels and hotels that allow pets, some have size restrictions, so be sure to contact the motel or hotel you'll be staying at. Hotels and motels do change management and policies frequently, so be sure to ask. Motel 6 and KOA Campgrounds usually allow dogs when no other place will.
Don't try to “sneak in” your rottie. Most hotel owners are savvy at spotting pets, and you may be charged extra or may lose your room or the room rate for trying to sneak in.
If you're traveling by air, be sure to contact the airline and tell them you'll be traveling with a dog. Airline regulations change frequently, so be sure to get the more up-to-date information from the airline.
Arriving at Your New Home
Once you arrive at your new place, your rottweiler will be excited. Let him explore the new place, but watch him carefully. Some dogs like to mark their new place, and your rottie may forget his house manners. Be very careful for the next few weeks until he learns that this is your new home. If he gets out, he will be lost and confused.
Spend extra time with your rottie after you move. Place his bed and toys in a special place and show him where they are. After a little while, your new home will feel like home to both of you.
Rottweiler puppies should be eager to explore their environment.