Apartment Pet Etiquette 101

Apartment Pet Etiquette 101

Apartment Pet Etiquette 101

Do you have a dog in your apartment?  Are you mindful of how your dog behaves while you are living in a shared community?  Having a dog can enrich your life in many ways.  However, having a dog in an apartment will require a little more attention to his behavior.  When you live in our apartments for rent in Yulee, FL, you and your furry friends will be able to call our complex home.  Our complex has many pet-friendly amenities for the both of you to enjoy so that you can live in peace with your dog and your neighbors.   When you live in an apartment with your dog, you'll want to follow some basic pet etiquette for shared living spaces.

Know Where they Can Go

Whenever you take your dog for walks on the apartment grounds, you should always use the designated areas for pets.  Also, you will always want to be prepared to clean up after you pet, using proper waste removal bags and bins that are distributed throughout the complex.  If you have an indoor pet, you want to clean up the litter box frequently to avoid any permanent odors.

Socialize Your Dog

Be sure that your dog is properly socialized to interact with both pets and humans.  Because you will be living in a community, you want to be sure that your dog is accustomed to other dogs when they are playing in the dog park.  You always want to keep your dog from showing any aggressive behavior towards others.

Train Them to Be Quiet

It's no secret that pets can be loud when they are excited or concerned.  However, when they are loud frequently, this is an issue for community living.  Be sure that you respect your neighbors and keep your animals from being loud inside your unit, especially late at night.  If you need to, train your dog to respond to commands to quiet down.

Keep Them Clean

Smelly and dirty animals can leave an odor behind in your unit and in the amenities that you share with other animals.  Be sure that you frequently bathe your animals to avoid these issues.  Also, keeping their paws clean will protect the surfaces in your apartment from needing to be repaired or replaced.  Long claws also pose a risk to others, so keep their claws trimmed, especially when they are socializing with other animals.

These are just a few basic pet etiquette guidelines you should follow when you share your apartment with a dog.  Welcoming a dog into your home can be one of the most exciting things you've ever done, but you'll want to alter your lifestyle so that you can accommodate your new friend.  At our apartments for rent in Yulee, FL, we offer pet-friendly amenities that will keep everyone happy.  Contact us to hear about our amenities today.

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