If you live in an apartment and you’re considering adopting a dog, then you want to think about the activity and bark level of a dog before you worry about their size. Different breeds thrive better in smaller spaces, and small breeds of dogs may not necessarily be the ideal choice. With proper exercise, nutrition, and training, almost any dog can live happily and comfortably in an apartment.
Life in an apartment complex can be noisy at times, which is why it’s important to train your dog not to react to every sound, smell, or noise that occurs. Not only will it help your dog to be less anxious and fearful, but it will also help you to be a courteous neighbor to others.
Puppies who are potty training will need to relieve themselves frequently. If you live on the first floor, then it shouldn’t be too difficult to let them out as often as they need. For those who live on the upper levels of an apartment complex, it’s a good idea to create a place where they can do their business if you are unable to take them out as often as they require.
Crate training provides a number of benefits for both your dog and you. A crate helps to satisfy your dog’s natural instinct to be in a den and also helps to alleviate any worries you might have about the damage they could cause during your absence.
At K9 and You in Houston, we want to help your dog learn the obedience and socialization skills that will make apartment living comfortable for both them and you. Contact us today for more information and to register for class.