The ideal would be to have a House with a large courtyard where your dog can run and play, but many people living in apartments also want a dog. In the city, mostly, almost everyone lives in an apartment. You must not deny yourself the luxury of having a dog if you live in an apartment or think to live in an apartment, but he understands that there are certain rules to follow.
Before buying a dog
Choose the proper dog. Not all dogs can live in an apartment. A good rule to follow is not to acquire a dog of large breed, and in many cases either medium, if you have a small apartment. Of course, there are exceptions, it depends on the size of the apartment, the size and temperament of the dog. There are huge dogs who just want to be lying on the couch and therefore do not require much space. However, even these dogs will need to do activities and move into the House. Why an apartment guy can be the big dog.
There are even small dogs who have lots of energy and need space. Whatever it is, if you live or think to live in an apartment, buy a small dog will prevent you complications.
Before buying the apartment
Sure that the dogs are allowed and read your contract. Today day is not so easy to keep a dog in an apartment because many home do not allow it. This is partly due to bias and also that some owners not as responsible as you have failed to educate their dogs, caused discord, noise, complaints and possibly destruction of space. At the end all dogs and their owners end up paying for the mistake of some. Also even if you buy an apartment, in some cases will not be allowed to have a pet. It is very important that you read your lease or purchase agreement. Many things are said, but have no value if they are not written. It would be your word against that of others. Your contract should include a clause on what kind of pets are allowed, how many pets you can or you can’t have and anything pertinent to have a pet, such as rules on to the dog on leash in the building or in the neighborhood, excessive barking or other behavior that will not be allowed and what would happen if you violate these rules. If there is anything similar in your contract, ask the landlord or company to add it. You must protect yourself and your dog or other pet. If you are not in your contract, you are not protected.
Understands the legislation about specific breeds. Each community, town or city has its own rules, some stricter than others. Against breed specific legislation applies to dogs which according to certain laws, based on beliefs, prejudices and fears, rather than true, facts are considered dangerous. One of the most discriminated by these laws dogs is the pitbull, whether it’s a mutt or a purebred. Perhaps in that apartment allow you have an adorable shih tzu but not an American pit bull because it is supposedly “dangerous”. Although they tend to be not fair, if you take a dog of a breed that is not allowed, you will be losing and your dog will be which will suffer most. In addition, even if you have a dog of a breed that is allowed, really? live in a place where they discriminate against animals
Choose either the apartment and furniture. If you live in a top floor, will you have enough time to remove the dog if you need to go to the bathroom? As this is not a problem if you have a very educated dog that knows what can bite and what not, but if you’ve just purchased a puppy your new and beautiful furniture could become victims of a hyperactive machine that doesn’t know when to stop. Consider if you need really those so expensive furniture if you wish to buy a dog and plan to have an apartment on a ground floor.
Thinks about the apartment space. Sometimes you can’t live in an apartment even with a chihuahua, the smallest breed in the world. The dog needs to have a cage and other items. Decide where to put them. If your apartment is the size of a shoe box, it may be best that you purchase a dog in the future when you are not agobiarán to the other.
When you already have the apartment
Designates spaces for dog. Decides where will be dog items: his cage, her toys, her bed. This will prevent that you have things in the middle and remove you space.
Decides where to go to the bathroom. Go to the bathroom inside the House in a specific corner may seem like a good idea: you don’t have to take the dog and not go cold in the winter. Bad news: you have to take out the dog anyway, it needs about three rides a day. This is also a little toilet. I always recommend to teach the dog to go to the bathroom outside. You can do this using a cage for dogs. Although you can not feel the aroma of your yorkie, larger dogs left much to be desired.
Pon the rules. Decides if the dog can climb furniture or sleep in your bed. You can be warm in the winter, but fit the two in bed? Some dogs take over, others are raised when they hear some noise.
Educates your dog. You are living in a building where other people also live. Consider others. Educating your dog so that do not pass all the time barking or annoys the neighbors. If you have good manners, are sure that everyone will want it and, therefore, to you also.
Sr4. Every dog has his toys and favorite items. Let that play, to discover their own space. Put a bed in a specific place and not move it from there. Always give him food and water in the same place. The usual like dogs.
Explore the neighborhood together. Will not have a better companion and definitely none more adventurous than your dog. Go with him to the dog park , to walk, to eat. The two are starting something new together.