Apartment Living for Dog Lovers

What you need to consider before bringing a dog into your apartment space.

What you need to consider before bringing a dog into your apartment space.


Talk to your landlord.

  • Do they allow dogs?
  • Are there restrictions on dogs based on size or breed?

Your roommates:

  • Do you have any other pets?
  • How will they react to a new dog in a the small space?


  • How will you take your dog to and from the apartment?
  • Is there a garden or park nearby?
  • How will you pet-proof your windows, patio or balcony?


When considering getting a dog for your apartment, you need to think of size, personality, exercise needs.




Keep Your Dog Safe on the Trail

We love taking Porkchop and Applesauce on a hike. We realize when we arrive at our destination that we forgot to bring something to make the hike better for them.

Me and my buddy Porkchop.

We love taking Porkchop and Applesauce on a hike. We realize when we arrive at our destination that we forgot to bring something to make the hike better for them.

Today I want to discuss the things we should do to keep them safe and for us to have a memorable and successful hike.

Before you go on a hike here are a few things to think about.

  • Is your dog ready? 
    • Are they fit enough?
    • Are they well-behaved enough?
  • How much weight can they carry?
    • Young, healthy dogs can carry 25% of their weight.
  • Do you have the right gear?
    • Booties for their feet.
    • Collapsible dog bowl for water.
Mark and Porkchop

During your hike

  • Keep your dog on a leash.
  • Avoid shared trails with mountain bikers and horses.
  • Make sure they get enough calories for the amount of effort they exert.
  • Clean up after them. Either bag it or bury it.


After your hike

  • Look for ticks, burrs or anything else on your dog.
  • Give your dog a bath to rid of anything on their fur.

Source: redrovercamping.com


The Sleeping Habits of a Dog

How much sleep does a dog need? Dogs sleep almost 50% of the day.


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  • Pet bed designed for crates, carriers, and other pet homes
  • Soft fleece cover and comfortable polyester cushion
  • Fits most crates up to 24-inches long
  • Comfortable rim for pets to rest their head on
  • Measures approximately 22 x 15 x 2.5 inches (LxWxH)
  • Machine washable

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  • Our dog loved this bed so much that we bought two.
  • The feature I like best is their fur shedding is now contained to the bed.



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  • Soft and Cute
  • 2 Colors
  • 2 Sizes
  • 100% double-sided velvet fabrics
  • Suitable for dog winter or summer AC room.
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Buyer’s Comments

  • My dog loved this blanket right out of the package.
  • Delightfully soft.
  • Great blanket for my puppy to snuggle and sleep in.

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A Good Bed for Your Dog

Where is the breakdown of where a dog sleeps.

If your dog sleeps inside, then make sure that he is sleeping on a comfortable bed. And I’m not talking about your bed. A dog needs a bed to call his own.

For the large dog:


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Sizing Options

Suitable for cats and dogs of all sizes and ages!
  • Small: 15″ x 20″ x 3″
  • Medium: 20″ x 30″ x 3″
  • Large: 27″ x 36″ x 3″
  • Jumbo: 35″ x 44″ x 4″


And for the small dog


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Raised sides help promote the nesting instinct and reduce exposure to drafts. Features a decorative bone applique. Filled with high-loft, recycled polyester fiber fill that is comfortable for your pet. Machine washable for easy care. Features solid fabric with contrasting plush sleep area.
Size: 20 inch by 16 inch
Color: Chocolate Brown
  •  Raised sides to promote nesting
  • Great for small dogs or cats
  • High loft, polyester fiber fill
  • Machine washable
  • Decorative bone applique

Buyer’s Comments

  • Our dog loves to curl up in here.
  • This bed is a winner in our house.
  • Thick bottom, soft and comfy.

Housebreaking Your Puppy

I found this great housebreaking roadmap from Sam Ivy K-9 Consultants


When you start to house train, follow these steps:

Source: pets.webmd.com

  • Keep the puppy on a regular feeding schedule and take away his food between meals.
  • Take puppy out to eliminate first thing in the morning and then once every 30 minutes to an hour.
  • Always take him outside after meals or when he wakes from a nap. Make sure he goes out last thing at night and before he’s left alone.
  • Take puppy to the same spot each time to do his business. His scent will prompt him to go.
  • Stay with him outside, at least until he’s house trained.
  • When your puppy eliminates outside, praise him or give him a treat. A walk around the neighborhood is a nice reward.


Don’t forget the training pads.

  • Quick drying surface prevents tracking
  • The super-absorbent core can turn urine into gel instantly and hold up to 3 cups of liquid
  • Built-in attractant and odor neutralizer
  • Perfect for training puppies or assisting aging dogs



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