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Hi everyone,
Hoping you can help.
I am about to relocate overseas from the hot desert of Central Australia to the cold of England. My little desert rescue dog Zephyr is coming too, so it'll be a huge change for him. He's only ever known summer, for starters! He's had little exposure to traffic, to noise and to cold or rain, or to large crowds. We will be living in a quiet coastal town in England, which will give him a gentle adjustment, and I won't be working for the first few months, so I can spend a lot of time helping him settle in, and take him for long walks (if he can cope with the cold...!).

But I'm looking for any words of wisdom from people who have moved a dog to a new environment, about how to manage the move? I'd love to hear any suggestions about how to manage all the changes he will face - different air, climate, smells, home, people, sounds, dogs. I usually walk him twice a day, so I can keep this part of his routine at least. Is there anything I should be keeping an eye out for, to be sure he's settling in OK? Are there any tips people can suggest about what worked to help their dogs cope?

The first challenge will be the plane journey, so I'm also keen for any advice about how to make him feel OK again, post-flight. It's 24 hours long, so I'm assuming he'll have some stress by the time he disembarks.

Many thanks in advance. He's a sensitive little dog but has adjusted to a new home before (coming to live with me) so I'm hopeful we'll go OK if we're doing it together :)

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We moved from Mexico to Oregon with 2 dogs. One lived in California before the move to Mexico and the second we rescued in Mexico and the moved to Oregon. The hound has a single coat so he got cold the first couple of winters where the weather went into the 30s. Easy to remedy with a coat. The rescue from Mexico adjusted really well. I think if they are with those they love and trust, where they are isn't to important. Ours were in a kennel for only about 12 hours so I don't know how that works out for them as far as going to the bathroom. I would make sure to kennel train first so the dog was very comfortable in the kennel.
 
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