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!
DOG ADOPTIONBringing a dog into your home should be a commitment made until the dog dies, and you should be agreeing to love and cherish the animal, at the very least. So how do you know if you’re ready?
TRAININGMany Huskies have become lost or met untimely deaths from chasing game, pursuing livestock, or simply dashing across a busy road to check out a dog on the other side. They should therefore always be kept on a sturdy leash when outside of a well-fenced property.
TRAININGSiberian Huskies are not ordinary domestic dogs. These dogs, like the other sled dog breeds, need to be with owners who can manage them in an appropriate, firm and non-violent “pack leader” manner.
DOG HEALTHIt is absolutely essential to ensure that you understand everything to do with vaccinating your puppy before you jump straight into buying one.
DOG HEALTHWe all know dogs love to have their bellies rubbed, but did you know they might also appreciate an all-over massage?
DOG SAFETYOooh, baby! It’s cold outside! In many parts of the country, the winters are long, wet, and cold, and they can even be dangerous for both you and your dog.
TRAININGDogs have been known to escape, run for miles, and stay gone for several days. It’s scary, and may seem like an unsolvable problem, but there are some tried and true ways to deal with that.
DOG SHOWSAside from the requisite ball gown or tuxedo for Westminster, have you ever wondered what it takes to be a dog show judge?