Apartment Etiquette Tips for Your Dog

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Dog’s are people’s best friends. Honestly, we couldn’t agree more. Pets enhance our life like nothing else. They offer companionship, unconditional love, and a best friend for life. We are happy to welcome pets of most shapes and sizes; they just need to be polite. Humans are taught politeness from an early age, but what about your animals? We want everyone to have a happy life here at The Flatiron, that’s why we’re sharing our top apartment etiquette tips for your dog.

Keep Rough Play Outside

There’s something exhilarating about an exciting game of tug o’ war. You and your dog, battling it out, seeing who will be victorious in the end. We love tug o’ war, your neighbors might not though. As we’re sure you know, dogs can growl and yelp loudly when going wild on their rope toys. We don; want you to stop playing tug o’ war, but if your dog is loud, just play outside.

Exercise Is Key

One of the best things you can do for your dog is exercise! If you need to leave the house for work every day, make sure to walk your dog for at least 30 minutes. This ensures your dog will take care of their business and tire themselves out for the day. When dogs receive enough exercise they are calmer, they’re more likely to sleep while you’re out. Also, exercise keeps you, and your dog, in tip-top condition.

Play Mind Games

A bored dog is not a good dog. Boredom can lead to destructive or loud behaviors. One of the best things you can do to combat this is to invest in puzzle games. Puzzle games for dogs are treat based games that force your dog to complete a maze, open some compartments, or roll a ball around for treats. These engaging games can keep your dog occupied for hours.

Mind Your Business

We’re sure this doesn’t need to be said, but if your dog leaves a mess outside, clean it up. Always be sure to bring two bags when you leave the house. Also, be mindful of where your dog does its business. Make sure it's in a place you can easily reach and clean.

We love having a strong community at The Flatiron, help us maintain our neighborly love by minding your pet’s manners. Do you have any apartment etiquette tips for your dog? Let us know in the comments!

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