3 Things to Consider Before Adopting a Dog

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Happy DogA dog is a wonderful addition to any home. While you’re scouring our apartments in Flagstaff, AZ, you'll want to consider how apartment living will impact the life of your new pet. These questions will help you do that.

Tag Your Dog

Even though you call it home, your apartment will be a new, wondrous place for your dog. It’s easy to get disoriented, and even the best pet owners can lose track of their best friend. It’s not uncommon for lost pets to be returned quickly, but that can only happen if your dog wears tags. You can go the extra mile and get your dog chipped, too. If they happen to make it off of the apartment community grounds, you’ll still be able to find and retrieve them.

How Long Are You Away?

It’s important for any dog owner to know how much they’ll be away from home, but it’s doubly important at an apartment. Our apartment community is a great place for pets to socialize with each other with easy access to a dog park. But when a dog is too isolated, it can lead to bad social skills and aggressive behavior.

You can overcome this by hiring a dog walker, using doggy daycare or having a second pet. You just need to have a good plan before you dive into dog ownership.

Training is Good

Your dog wants to make you happy. One of the best ways to help them do that is to set clear rules and boundaries. If you’re calm, patient, and consistent, they’ll quickly learn right from wrong and life will be good. Just remember that training has to start from day one. When you change the rules for your dog, they get confused. Likewise, training never really stops. If it was wrong once, it has to be wrong every time. Most importantly, positive reinforcement works best. Reward them for good behavior and they’ll be excited to follow the rules.

The best way to get a feel for our apartments in Flagstaff is to visit. Call today and schedule a tour of our apartment community!

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