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Manhattan Living · Tips for Apartment Living with Dogs
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If you do not have children, a Pekingese may also do well in an apartment setting. They are generally inactive dogs and do not need much exercise at all, preferring to sleep or sit in the lap of their owner when possible over strenuous physical activity. Pekingese are typically not noted for being friendly to small children, but if you live alone or do not have younger kids, a Pekingese can be an excellent choice for your apartment pet. They do have longer hair and may tend to shed or leave fur on carpets and furniture, but are still widely viewed as good dogs for apartment living.
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A well-socialized dog that gets along with other animals and people will be much happier living in an apartment environment than a dog that is anxious and afraid. Don’t overwhelm your dog, however, with too many introductions in too short a time frame. Let it get used to new dogs and people on a gradual basis, especially if your pet seems to be experiencing insecurity or anxiety as a result of the move. Taking advantage of your complex’s dog park to introduce your dog to others and to get its exercise needs met is an excellent way to provide the kind of socialization your pet needs for successful apartment living. Do you live in an apartment with a large dog? What are your tips for successful apartment life with dogs?
Photo provided by FlickrSmall to medium size low to moderate energy dogs that are also suitable for apartment living include:
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It’s easier for dogs to adapt to apartment living if you establish a set routine for their bathroom breaks. Take your pet out at certain times throughout the day and evening. Train them to go to the bathroom in designated areas around your apartment building.Choose Your Breed With Care: Whether your pet is purebred or mutt, it's important to choose a dog who is well-suited for apartment living and confined spaces. Some dogs need to have a large space to expend their energy and get sufficient exercise. We specifically chose our dog because he is small, well-suited for apartments, and doesn't need a huge amount of exercise. If you insist on getting an rambunctious and energetic pet, just be prepared to give them tons of playtime and exercise, which brings me to my next point...From finding enough storage for all your toys, scoping out large rooms to play a game of fetch in, and making sure you have window access to check out the neighborhood’s daily activity, dog have an apartment checklist of various wants and needs, too! Big or small, dogs are perfectly capable of living comfortably in New York City apartments, but owners should keep the following pointers in mind everyday to ensure their best friend (and roommate) is happy and healthy!Cats are usually quite comfortable living indoors. Low activity level dogs are able to meet exercise requirements with minimal outside access. Small breeds can use the apartment as a space to run and play when provided with toys and interaction from their owners. Medium energy-level dogs have the ability to stay in a small area as long as they get exercise once or twice each day. This brings us to high energy-level dogs which are not well suited for apartment living, unless given strenuous exercise several times throughout the day.Weight: 8 – 10 pounds
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Why they’re perfect: Although not quite as low energy as other dogs on this list, the Miniature Pinscher’s small size is perfect for apartments. After zipping around the living room a few times, this dog is ready to curl up in a corner and take their eight-hour nap. Relatively healthy and easy to groom, it’s no surprise why the Miniature Pinscher is so popular with apartment dwellers.Some large breeds also make excellent dogs for small spaces offered in apartments. For example, the is often thought to need room to run because he was bred to do just that. But many rescued Greyhounds are retired racers and are much more inclined to lie around with that sexy, languid look than to chase bunnies on sticks. And, again, as long as exercise requirements are met, many large dogs can live comfortably in an apartment or a small house.