Dogs for Apartment Dwellers

Although many apartment managers restrict dogs based solely on size, there are many other considerations which are of at least equal importance. One of the most important things, especially during puppyhood, is whether or not the dog is easy to housebreak. No landlord wants to deal with urine-soaked carpets when you move out.

It is also important that you choose a dog who doesn’t have tons of energy which might require a large yard for exercise. Big or small, rambunctious dogs will be happiest in a home larger than most apartments.

Make sure you choose a dog who is not prone to separation anxiety. Certain breeds become very destructive when left alone for long periods of time.

Finally, look for dogs that are not terribly vocal. Your neighbors will appreciate your thoughtfulness!

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