Due to rapid urbanization, most people are shifting in the apartment. However, sharing the apartment with a furry companion may give you second thoughts about your decision. The dog owner can happily live with their furry companion in an apartment by considering certain things.

Most people wonder how their canine friend will be able to stay healthy and happy in such tiny space. These people need to understand that no matter how tiny or spacious your home is, still you can enjoy an ever-lasting companionship with your furry friend.

Let’s consider some essential things that one needs to consider before living in an apartment with your furry friend.

Choose an appropriate apartment:

First, you need to check that the area that you decide to reside is pet-friendly. Also, you need to check which breeds of dog are permitted. Examine the whole layout of your apartment to ensure that your furry companion can stay there safely without falling into any dangerous situation.

Size of the dog:

The next thing that one needs to consider is the size of the dog. The size of the dog largely depends on the size of your apartment. One should avoid bringing home a larger breed as they won’t be able to adjust in such small space. Smaller breeds don’t require as much exercise as larger breeds do. If you choose to live in a studio apartment then you must consider a smaller breed and, if you own a spacious apartment then you can go for medium to larger breeds.

Exercise requirement:

The next thing that one needs to consider is the amount of exercise your dog would require. Every breed of dog requires a certain amount of exercise to stay healthy both physically and mentally. Some dog owner has a misconception that smaller breeds don’t require exercise. Smaller breeds also require some amount of exercise to keep their health intact. The dog owner needs to make sure that his furry companion is getting enough exercise.

Pet-proof your apartment:

 

To ensure the security of your furry companion, you need to take essential steps to pet-proof your apartment. If you don’t consider pet-proofing your home then your dog can potentially fall into a dangerous situation when you will not be there around him. Make sure to put all the hazardous things out of the reach of your dog.

Desensitize:

The next thing that one needs to consider is that urban area is full of different sort of noises such as traffic and vehicles etc. It is essential to make your dog familiar with these noises so that your furry companion can stay calm with such noises.

Socialize:

Nobody likes to be around a dog that continuously barks at every person. The dog owner should consider socializing his dog so that he can adapt to urban changes and stay calmed and composed on meeting any neighbor. By undergoing proper behavior training, your dog will find it much easier to socialize with other people.

So, these are a few things that one needs to consider while living in an apartment with your furry companion. By implementing all these tips, you can make your four-legged friend healthy and happy even in an apartment.