Keeping Pets Cool during the Balmy Summer Months

My husband and I live in the beautiful southern United States. While we wouldn’t want to live anywhere else, we sometimes get excruciatingly hot during the summer months. We aren’t the only ones that get hot at our home though. Our beautiful dog Lucy also gets hot. I’m constantly searching for effective ways to keep her cool while she’s outside. And during the winter, it can get oddly cold at times. Do you have loving pets at home? Consider purchasing a small plastic pool for your pets to splash around in. And when it's cold, make sure to monitor them very carefully while outside. On this blog, I hope you will discover ingenious tips to help you care for your pets during any extreme weather.

Dog House: Finding The Perfect Puppy For A High-Rise Penthouse

Pets & Animals Blog

Living in a high rise does not mean that you have to give up all of the luxuries of living in a single family home. If you are interested in a dog, you can own a dog within a high-rise building. You will just have to keep special things in mind when you select your animal. Here are three things that you need to keep in mind if you want to select a dog for your high rise. 

You may need to see a breeder

A breed that is smaller in size and is apartment friendly may mean that you need to go to a breeder to find the animal. While you can adopt, if you are not sure of the lineage of the animal, there is always a chance that it may grow to be larger than you anticipated or if may have come from a breed that prefers more space and exercise. Puppy breeders will know the direct lineage of their puppy and can tell you a lot about the temperament of the dog. 

Find a dog that is easily pad trained

Getting a dog downstairs in a high rise can sometimes be a long-term event. You will need to select an animal that is easy to train to potty on pads or even in a litter box. Training smaller dogs to potty on pads will be easier than larger dogs. It will also be easier to train breeds that are more adaptable to changes and obedience, rather than stubborn breeds. This way your dog won't experience any bladder issues due to not being able to get down the elevator and outside fast enough after you get home from work each day. 

Get a quieter animal

A dog that barks all of the time may become a nuisance to the rest of the floor and even be banned by the apartment complex. Get a dog that is less "mouthy" when it comes to barking. Though some barking is to be expected with most animals, a dog that you can train who will listen to your commands will make the barking issue less problematic. It is also a good idea to get a dog that can deal with noise around them without getting overly excited. 

Dogs that get along with everyone

Though a dog being cautious with others is a part of their survival instincts, it is important to find a dog that will not be scared or aggressive when meeting other people or other animals. Some high rises will require pet interviews, and a dog that is friendly and confident will pass with flying colors. A dog that is less nervous and less aggressive when afraid will also be easier to train when meeting other pets or train to not bark. Talking over these characteristics with a puppy breeder can help score you the perfect apartment pet. Contact a company like Bar R Kennels for more info.


13 September 2016