Living in an apartment with dogs can be a challenge. Our apartments are dog friendly but you can still use some apartment hacks to make it even easier! These 7 apartment hacks for dog friendly living will make your life easier but it will also make your pets life better! Who doesn’t want to give their dogs the best life possible? With these apartment hacks it’s simple and easy for everyone to live happy and healthy.
7 Apartment Hacks For Dog Friendly Living
Be Courteous of Your Neighbors
While our communities are pet friendly and everyone is aware of this before they rent, you can still be mindful of your neighbors and that will go a long way to dog friendly living, especially in an apartment setting. If your pup cries at night or while you are away, make sure that they are not caged near a shared wall. Did you know that many dogs prefer a cozy and even dark space when they have to be confined? When crate training puppies it can be helpful to have an enclosed crate to make sure they feel safe and secure. You can make a DIY dog crate that will look like a piece of furniture AND be functional for your pet. Not to to mention they work better at keeping down the noise!
Velcro Those Slippy Rugs
We all have an area rug that the dog seems to scoot all around the room right? Well this apartment hack will make sure that your decor items stay in place. Use removable Velcro strips to secure the corners of your area rugs. No more shifting rugs and it’s easier for running the vacuum as well!
Get Out of the Apartment
This one might seem odd on an apartment hacks list but the best thing you can offer you pet to keep them happy in apartment life, is some time out of the apartment. In Tucson, there are several great dog parks that you can check out here. If you want to have a happy and healthy dog while also living in an apartment, you should find a park that is near you and allow them some off leash time. This is a great way to make sure that your apartment is not the only place they have to blow off steam and energy!
Chic Food Storage for Your Pup
Dog food can be difficult to store. You don’t want it sitting out and open but it comes in a big bag that is difficult to disguise. This dog food storage apartment hack will keep you looking fresh and organized and on the plus side, your pup won’t be able to get into the open bag! Use a new trash can or recycle bin in a cabinet or drawer to keep food accessible for you and out of reach for your dog!
Decorative Toy Storage
You can quickly and easily make this DIY apartment hack for dog friendly living. Store your pups toys in a beautiful location so they are easy to clean up and easy for him/her to grab! You can make this project to suit the size of your apartment or to accommodate the size of your dog’s toy collection.
Dog Friendly Storage
When you have a dog, big or small, in the apartment it can be hard to store things in a way that they won’t get into. Make sure you keep tables, counters, and breakable items up and out of reach. You’d be surprised what one good tail wag can do to your vase of flowers! The best part is that this apartment hack doesn’t need any power tools. If your pup is taller than your coffee tables or shelving, make sure to keep them clear of anything that can be broken or knocked over like drinks, vases, or fancy sculptures 🙂
Build A Puppy Playhouse
Apartment living can be confining and boring for some dogs. In order to keep them stimulated and happy you might consider building them a puppy play box. This article shows you an easy way to build this cool little device for your dogs to enjoy. It can be built to fit an outdoor location or you can build one that fits in an area in your home!