How to Raise a Dog in an Apartment

How to Raise a Dog in an Apartment

Just because you live in an apartment doesn’t mean that you can’t have the companionship of a dog. However, raising a dog in an apartment is much different than raising one in a home. Not only do you have to worry about rules that your landlord or property manager may have concerning pets, but you also have a far more limited space to let your dog run around in.

Here we discuss how you can raise a happy and healthy dog in your apartment:

Adopt the right breed

Some breeds simply don’t do well in apartments. Larger breeds need room to run around in, something that they won’t have in a one- or two-bedroom apartment. Smaller breeds such as bulldogs or King Charles Spaniels, meanwhile, will likely be your best bet. There are also some breeds that may be banned in your apartment complex. Be sure to check with your landlord or property manager to see which breeds are allowed in your apartment.

Get in enough exercise

Apartments don’t have backyards to let your dog run around in. As such, you’ll need to take extra time to get your dog outside for some exercise. Take your pup out for at least two long walks each day to get them moving. You can also bring them to one of your local dog parks to give them a chance to run around on their own.

Get a balcony potty if you’re on the second floor

Ideally, first floor apartments are best for dogs. That way it’s easy for you to run out and let your dog go to the bathroom. However, if you’re not on the first floor, you can install a balcony potty instead. This will be especially helpful if your pup needs to go during the middle of the night.

If you need a helping hand taking care of your pup in your apartment, then give Hill Country Pet Sitters Plus a call today at 830-624-9284!