Training Tips Apartment Training a Puppy 

Training Tips: Apartment Training a Puppy 

Apartment living with a new puppy can pose some challenges.  However, with a little consistency and patience, you can make it easy on them…and you.  We are here to help!  Please see our tips below on how to make the transition easier for everyone.

Commit to training.  It is important that you keep up with your training, regardless of the atmosphere.  Utilize commands such as “down” and “come” may keep your puppy safe if they slip out of their collar or experience heavy traffic (people or cars).

Keep clean.  Be sure to bathe your pup as necessary and brush them often.  This will help with shedding in your smaller living space.

Make room for playtime.  Keep in mind that outdoor space will be limited at an apartment complex.  Scope out nearby scenery (parks, dog runs, etc..).  If your pup will stay mostly indoors, make a designated play space that they can get used to!

Boundaries.  Get ready to crate train!  Do not allow your puppy to sleep with you in bed.  This will help communicate what is your space and it will keep your bed clean.

Loud noises.  You can expect loud noises in and around an apartment community.  Help reassure your pup that these sounds are normal and non-threatening.  Remain calm and happy so that they are not startled.

Proper care, training, and management will help your new puppy get used to apartment living.  Puppies need extra physical and mental stimulation, so it is your responsibility to ensure that they are well taken care of.  The quality of your interaction and attention is crucial in their success!