We love our dogs, from the moment we pick them up and bring them home, they become a part of our families and live wherever we live.
Sometimes that is in an apartment. Nomad apartments for rent with roof terraces are scarce and living quarters are modest, which means there isn’t a backyard to escape for a bathroom break or a morning run. Dogs in apartments need to make adjustments just as their owners do.
Nomad apartments for rent are expensive so if you get an affordable one it is probably small, and there are dogs that will act up if confined to small spaces so here are some tips to prevent this from happening.
Get into a Routine
First and above all, if a dog is acting out (for example: persistent barking, chewing up shoes & furniture, getting into the trash, using your favorite rug to pee on, etc.) it is always the fault of the owner. Yes Humans, sorry to tell you, you’re to blame for your own dog’s bad behavior. From the dog’s point of view, this is usually a cry for attention.
Remember, a dog’s day starts when you come home. We are all tired but your dog has been looking forward to the highlight of its day….and you’re it! Dog’s do best when there is a routine on a daily basis.
They don’t understand time, but they know when certain times are during the day. For instance, a dog understands that during the daytime hours, they are fed. That’s because we are in the routine of feeding them during the day and dogs understand it’s this time because their stomachs are hungry.
Getting enough Exercise
Although apartment rentals in Nomad are usually pet-friendly, like their owners, dogs need to exercise everyday. Apartments are confining so give your dog a reason to get exhausted and spend that pent up energy it has. A daily trip to Jeremy’s Dog Run in Madison Square Park, just might do the trick.
Rewards for Good Behavior
Reward your dog for good behavior…sometimes all they need is your love or a good scratching behind the ears, but a tasty little treat couldn’t hurt, on occasion, either.
Entertain your dog while you are not home
There will be times your dog will need to be left in your apartment alone…after all they are guard dogs….right?! Some dogs don’t like to be alone. Providing a distraction so they don’t get depressed and find a way of getting themselves into trouble.
There is a cable station called Dog TV that caters to just these types of situations. Dogs can see images on high definition TVs and Dog TV Colorizes the video to suit the dog’s vision. It is encouraged that all dog owners check out Dog TV.
Enjoy it first with your dog and when you leave it on for them while you’re away from home, they will be comforted and not feel so alone. As a Human, Dog TV is fascinating and entertaining and you will find yourself enjoying it as well.
Limit access when you are not home
While you’re not home, closing doors and removing possible temptations is a good idea. If you don’t want your shoes chewed on, put them behind those closed doors. However, while you are home allow them free access to you and talk to them…yes even if you’re in the bathroom or making food in the kitchen. Lastly, and always remember, your dog just wants to be with you.
Apartments for rent with roof terrace in NYC will make it easier to have dogs but, there are still those buildings that have strict guidelines. If you are already in a NYC apartment and want to get a pet, make sure your building is pet-friendly, and you genuinely have the time to care for your pet. If you have a pet, and are looking for a NYC apartment, make sure you do the research to find the best options for you and your four-legged family member.
Your dog loves you as much as you love them. And a dog can be happy in an apartment when their owners give them enough attention.