Keeping a Dog in an Apartment

When most people think of a dog, they think of a barking German Shepherd tied to a kennel in the backyard. Many even argue that it is cruel to keep a dog in an apartment. But it doesn\’t have to be. On the contrary, a dog that spends time with humans in an apartment may be happier than a dog that spends all day alone in the yard. However, a number of things need to be considered and certain precautions taken beforehand.
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Contrary to conventional wisdom, it is not the size of the dog that is important, but its temperament and the time it can be given. It is possible to have a really active breed like the Jack Russell Terrier if someone in the family is home all day and can really devote time to the dog during that time.

On the other hand, if the whole family is going to work eight hours a day, it is a good idea to consider whether a dog would be a good companion. If you are willing to spend at least an hour or two actively walking your dog before you go to work and when you get home, no matter how tired you are or how early you have to get up, then having a calm breed of dog will not be much of a problem. Pugs, Pekinese, Maltese, and other classic indoor breeds are recommended.

Another thing to consider is the size of the dog. It is not often that large dogs take up too much space. The problem is that a small puppy, for example, will not climb up and down stairs. One must also consider the possibility of joint problems or injuries in old age that may prevent them from climbing stairs. Even without an elevator, carrying a Maltese, for example, up to the fifth floor is not much of a problem, but for a 30-pound shepherd or retriever, the situation is worse. And let us not forget that this is what awaits us every time we need to walk our dogs.

Here we run into another obstacle. If you live in a house with a yard and wake him up early in the morning saying he needs a walk, let him out. If you live in an apartment, you have to get dressed, put on a collar, and go outside.

Walking also involves cleaning up dog waste. You can clean up your own yard at your discretion, but if you live in an apartment complex and walk in a public area, you are obligated to clean up after your pet immediately.
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On the other hand, it must be said that dogs living in apartments are usually more socialized. In fact, they go out more often and usually, especially in residential complexes where there are always many strangers and dogs. Therefore, they quickly learn how to get along with them.

So for me, having a dog in an apartment is a definite yes.