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Ways To Keep Your Dog Stimulated In An Apartment In Westfield

August 11, 2021
A family walking with their dog at a park.

Apartment life can be hard on your canine companions. A modern apartment floor plan helps, but your dog has to be happy, or he might damage your things.

Outdoor exercise, engaging toys, and canine play dates can help keep your dog stimulated in an apartment in Westfield, so both you and your pooch have a wonderful time spent renting.

Wide open dog park at Westfield apartments.

Give Your Dog Lots Of Outside Activity

It can be tough keeping a dog stimulated in your apartment in Westfield if there’s not much room. Without opportunities to play, your dog may look for ways to expend their energy and could start tearing up your apartment. To help your dog expend some of their energy, exercise them at least twice a day. You can play fetch at the park, go running, find some new trails, or walk around your apartment community. Your pup will get the physical activity they need, and you will too!

If your work schedule makes it hard to exercise your dog every day, find another person who can. Hire a trusted or friend to walk your dog every day or use a dog walking service or doggie daycare company. Most dogs like associating with a human friend or other dogs and the price will be well worth it if the activity and company keeps your dog from getting bored and destructive.

Provide The Right Toys To Keep Your Dog Stimulated In Your Apartment In Westfield

Your pet requires more than just lots of exercise. You can help keep your dog stimulated in your apartment in Westfield with fun toys too. Offer your pup different new playthings that nurture curiosity, problem-solving, and active play.

Toys that have hidden treats offer a fun challenge. Buy a doggy camera to watch, interact with, and give treats to your dog when you’re out! Toys that make noise, roll, or bounce keep your dog intrigued. And chew toys will keep them absorbed for hours. Or try creating an obstacle course in your apartment to keep your canine moving while you’re away.

Dog park at Westfield apartments.

Plan Doggy Playdates

Getting social time is vital for your pet as well. You need to get out with other people, and so might your dog. If your furry friend is kept in your apartment all of the time, they might not learn how to interact with other people and animals. Then they become the dog who barks at everything and everyone and bothers your next-door neighbors.

Hanging out with other canines can make your dog happy. Take them to visit friends with dogs or have them visit your apartment community’s dog park. Not only will your dog like be around fellow dogs, but it’s a wonderful way to meet your neighbors too.

Bring Sparky Home To Harmony Apartment Homes

Residents and dogs alike enjoy living at Harmony Apartment Homes! Our lovely community offers many different floor plans and amenities to fit everyone’s needs. To find your next apartment at Harmony, contact (317) 795-0224 or schedule a tour with one of our Leasing Specialists.