Owning a dog can present its own set of challenges if you plan on living in an apartment community. And making sure you pet gets enough exercise can be problematic if your apartment home doesn’t have enough green space But everyone must walk their dog even in apartment homes that are not conducive to doing so. We have listed some tips that will teach you how to walk your dog safely in your complex.
What Are The Rules
The first thing is first, ask your landlord or apartment manager if pets are allowed in your community. Are there any restrictions regarding what type of pet you can own? Many properties will have rules regarding pet weight and breed type. Also some places on the community may be off limits to pets.
You might be lucky and have a dog park that is within walking distance your your place. Be sure and ask your leasing agent where renters go to walk their pets.
Safety Is Key
Its very important to recognize your pets behavior. Maybe your pet doesn’t like other animals, people, or children. You might have to avoid playgrounds and the pool area where many people congregate. If your pet is aggressive towards other pets, then you will need to take the appropriate route to avoid them.
Of course a leash will solve most of the problems with excited and aggressive pets. It will give you the control of keeping your pet within a short distance of you.
Courtesy Is Not Underrated
Its always important to be courteous to others. Its possible other tenants won’t like your pet no matter how cute and sweet it is. Keep your dog away from the other renters unless your invited over.
Also don’t allow your pet to make a mess without cleaning it up. Click here to learn more about Oak Lawn apartments and Garland apartments for rent.