After a long day at work, it’s nice to come home to a furry friend ready to greet you as soon as you walk through the door. But if you longed to live in urban areas, you might be wondering how people manage to work And Dealing with a dog (or two!) in teen city flats.
Step 1: The Basics
Your mom always says having a dog is huge the responsibility. And guess what? She’s right. If you work from home, a dog is no big deal, and their company is more than welcome. When this 9 to 5 job is working it starts to show.
If you have, say, 8-10 days before going home for the night, your dog needs to make some extra concessions… like coming home straight and stopping your dog from walking during the day. If your workload requires more than 12 to 14 hours, you may want to skip the dog until you have time to give him or her the love that he or she deserves.
Step 2: Breed the dogs
Believe it or not, volume matters less than activity level and barking. Which is why having a Great Dane in a studio apartment might be strange, but it is in fact a smart choice given that they are rambunctious and lazy but so lovable. High-energy dogs only run in the city if you have plenty of space for them to run around, be prepared for walks, and exercise a couple of hours a day.
Of course, there are exceptions and with proper training and enough exercise (which you should be doing with your dog anyway!), you can work to mitigate some of these problems with any dog. Be sure to do your research before choosing the dog you welcome into the family — and building the apartment. Some dogs are known to shed more than others, and hairballs—in addition to the dust that always accumulates in city apartments—can be a cinch to clean up.
Step 3: House Rules
Fido should be just as comfortable in your home. This does not mean that they will get to run the place, it should be a happy and balanced environment. Part of creating this atmosphere is setting rules and guidelines for your dog to follow. Yes, that point is very much where you decide if you’re going to let them lie on the sofa and ask for a pillow on the bed, or if they’re going to have to stick to their position on the floor.
Step 4: Furniture Maintenance
Puppies chew everythingIncluding the legs of the furniture. Exercise them, give them lots of toys, and teach them from a young age that tooth marks don’t belong in chairs.
Invest in a good vacuum (like the Dyson animal) that will allow you to clean fur and hair from the crevices of furniture. for more-Important– Stains, follow material directions to keep fabric in perfect condition.
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