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5-Tips for Living in a City w/ your Furry Companion

April 28, 2021 2 min read

Living in a city with a dog can be challenging.  But with love, intention and puppy focused routines -- owning a backyard doesn't have to be a 'must' before becoming a pup-parent. 

 

1] HELP YOUR PUP FIND A BFF

Having a few special friends for our city doggos can go a long way to ensure their happiness. Here are a couple suggestions to help you get social together.

Dog Parks
All cities have them. Some are certainly better than others 🐾
Find the park that suits you and your dog best and make it a routine to visit at least once a week.  Especially when your dog is still young as socializing and learning from other dogs is extra important then.
 
Play Dates:  
Ever notice how your dog naturally gravitates and plays particularly well with certain dogs? 
Meet their parents and set-up a walk or one-on-one playdate. Or invite that goldendoodle down the hall you always run into in the elevator for an outdoor get-together. 
 
Breed Clubs:  
#WestiesInTheWest #BerneseInBoston #CorgiCon
You name the breed and the city, and there is probably a meetup group or community out there to connect with. And if there isn’t a group in your area, start one!

 

2] STOP to SNIFF

Dogs love to track scents! It allows them to use their brain for an activity that challenges them, and tires them out. Make sure to build a walk schedule that allows both you and your pup the chance to stop and smell the roses.   

 

 

3] MAKE MEAL TIME, PLAY TIME.  OR A CHALLENGE!

Check out THIS hack from one of our favorite YouTube trainers, Racheal Fusaro on how she turns ‘meal-time’ into 2-hours of enjoyment for her new puppy.  

 

4] AT HOME POTTY OPTION

An at home dog potty can be extra convenient for those of us who live in city apartments.  Late night walks can be dangerous and early morning potty needs can sometimes come... well just a little too early.

Bathroom needs can sometimes be inconvenient for pet-parents without easy access to a backyard. But they don't have to be. Incorporating a ‘designated potty-spot’ on your balcony or in your apartment will help save a lot of frustration -- and maybe even your carpets.

 

5] SINGLE IN THE CITY (w/ DOG) ?

If you’re looking for a dog loving partner for you and your fur-child… look no further. Dig ‘the dog person's dating app’ is a must try. Plus, planning a first date that revolves around your dog is encouraged -- so what do you have to lose?

 



Laurie Feld
Laurie Feld