If you are thinking of adding a puppy to your family but you live in an apartment, there’s no need to fret – no one single bit. All you need to do is some well-thought-out research (a la this blog post) and to follow our tips. Here are five things you can do to make puppy apartment living easy and comfortable.
1. Check to see if your apartment has breed or weight restrictions.
Some puppy breeds are banned from apartments and even cities or counties. Take for instance, Rottweilers and Pit Bulls. They aren’t the most welcomed breed, despite their true and innate kind dispositions. They get bad reputations. At any rate, you need to confirm with your landlord or apartment complex if they have dogs that are restricted.
2. Purchase a crate and get educated on crate training.
Living with a puppy in an apartment brings a unique set of challenges. Your puppy will depend on you to provide training. Crate training is a great way to help your puppy get adjusted to your apartment. Crate training should be a comfortable experience for you and your puppy.
3. Locate the nearest park.
Most puppies need exercise, so there is no exception for apartment puppies. Now that you’ve committed to ownership, you should plan on taking your new puppy to the nearest park… often. They’ll need to burn off energy and it’s downright fun!
4. Purchase in puppy toys.
To keep your apartment puppies entertained when they’re left alone, purchase some toys. They will need them from being destructive and ruining stuff in and around your house! We’re sure you don’t want that and we’re sure you want to make your pup happy. Toys are fun and they give your dog mental stimulation. Kongs are one of the leaders in providing hours of entertainment for dogs when they’re home alone.
5. Purchase high-quality food.
Feeding your puppy high-quality food will ensure your puppy feels good and looks good! They should be low in fat and sugar and high in protein and nutrients. Sounds like human requirements, right?!
If you’re looking for more information, feel free to contact us. We’ll help to match you with one of our puppies!