Just as you live in an apartment doesn't indicate you have to live without man's best friend. Many dogs of all sizes are appropriate for apartment living; the key is choosing the correct one for you. Since not all canines do well in small spaces, follow this lead to choose the right dog for your space.
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Make sure your apartment structure or complex lets dogs as pets. Find out if there are any limits on size or breed.
Establish what your needs are in a dog. You may want a dog that doesn't need much notice or you might prefer one that relishes the spotlight. If you don't wish to clean dog hair off of every possible surface of your apartment, you wouldn't prefer a Shihtzu.
Narrow down your choice of breed by your necessities. Normally speaking, good apartment dogs tend to be among the smaller breeds, such as Pugs, Chihuahuas, and Dachshunds. But medium and even large dogs from quieter, low-energy breeds can work, too.
Place a breeder for your pick of pooch. Ask them questions concerning temperament of the bitch and stud and let them know you are preparation to raise the dog in an apartment. They might give you some tips and proposition to sway your decision.
Take a trip to the breeder. Look at the puppies and dogs first hand to watch the health and temperament of each. Decide the dog or puppy that doesn't come off as overly violent or hyper. A more quiet and subdued dog is the improved choice for apartment living.
Pay a visit to your local animal acceptance center as this is a brilliant way to give a loving dog or puppy a much needed new home. Talk to the protection workers about each dog's personality. Choose if one of these dogs could be for you and start the adoption procedure.
Carry your new best friend home. Make sure you give ample opportunity for your apartment dog to get exercise and relieve boredom daily-whether it's a trip downstairs in the elevator to walk to the corner store, a couple of laps around a playground or a blissful hour at a leash-free dog park.