Are you worried about living in an apartment with a dog?
People all over the world live comfortably in an apartment
with their four-legged friends.
Here are our top 5 tips for
keeping a dog in an apartment.
If you have a balcony or a terrace,
why not install a pet door?
This will allow your pet access to fresh air and sunshine.
If you're in a rental or you can't make any permanent changes,
try a non-permanent door insert instead.
Take your pup on regular walks daily,
even twice daily if you can.
Regular walks will keep your dog healthy and fit
and help release all their pent-up energy.
They'll also be less hyperactive at night
which means a good night's sleep for everyone.
Dog parks are the perfect outlet for apartment pups.
Not only does playtime release energy
but meeting new dogs helps socialize your pup.
Make sure to supervise every interaction
and remove them from any situation they find overwhelming.
Apartment life can be boring, so make sure you have plenty of toys
and occupier treats
to keep your dog entertained.
Kong toys are great because they can be filled with
treats and used as a tasty puzzle.
Long-lasting treats are also great for keeping your pup occupied.
In an apartment, bones can make a big smelly mess
so we recommend low odour dry treats
like the range from Nature's Cuts.
There are plenty of pet toilets to choose from
in a variety of designs.
Pet toilets allow you to choose a convenient location
for your pet to "go"
such as in a bathroom or on your balcony.
If you have a puppy, remember that toilet training is a process
which takes time and patience.
Always use positive reinforcement for good behavior
instead of punishment for any accidental messes.
Living in a small apartment means you
need to optimize your space and keep it tidy.
To keep food fresh try using containers instead of messy bags.
For toys and walking accessories
consider baskets, storage cubes, or even hooks on the wall.
If your schedule is a bit hectic and you can't always make it home on time,
consider a water or food dispenser.
This way your precious pup never has to go hungry.
Food dispensers can be synced to a timer
or even controlled with an app on your phone.
Water fountains ensure your dog's water is filtered and fresh all day long.
Plus, running fresh water can encourage your dog to drink more and keep well hydrated.
If you're worried about what mischief your pup gets up to when
they're alone in the apartment,
why not get a spycam?
We recommend the Pet Kit Mate Pro,
which allows you to talk to your pet and swivel the camera to watch all around the room,
all controlled by an app on your phone!
Thanks for watching our video!
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