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  1. Black Lab in Apartment

    General Dog Discussion
    Good afternoon! My mother was thinking about rescuing a black lab from a local shelter. The black lab is 2.5 years old and honestly is very calm for a black lab. He is everything she wants in a dog, so I told her it couldn't hurt. Problem is, my mom lives in an apartment. Does anyone have...
  2. New Puppy Blues - Looking for Support

    Introductions
    Hi all, New puppy owner here! Six days ago my partner and I got an 8 week old Goldendoodle named Chili. She is gorgeous and smart and also a little bit crazy! Of course we know this is normal and are patient with her. For the past 4 nights she has slept 7 straight hours in her crate. She is...
  3. Dog pees when mail is delivered through mailslot

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi there, A month ago, I moved into an apartment with my boyfriend and my 6 year old dog. We use to live in a house (much bigger than 500sqft) with a yard she played in and never had any problems peeing in the house. She had a good relationship with the mailman. He played with her when she was...
  4. GREAT in public, super reactive at home!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi everyone, I have a situation I've been dealing with for a while. I have a 7 year old purebred dachshund that is an absolute delight with people. And when we go to public dog-related events where there can be hundreds of new people and dogs, she's fantastic! She has great doggy manners...
  5. Medium / large dog suitable for apartment and comfortable being alone for 8-9 hours

    General Dog Discussion
    Hello, Would you be able to recommend to me a medium / large dog breed that can tolerate being alone for 8-9 hours and is comfortable living in a 3-room apartment? Would appreciate anyone who can provide an answer from their own experience. Thanks in advance.
  6. Can large dogs be happy in an apartment?

    General Dog Discussion
    Is it possible to own a large dog, such as a German shepherd or doberman, that will be happy in an apartment? As of right now, I am in high school looking to adopt a dog in college. I would love a guard dog, medium-large sized. But, I don't want to adopt a dog if I can't provide it a happy...
  7. Moving giving 10y.o. dog severe anxiety!! HELP!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    So, we adopted our dog about 3 years ago from a rescue in Denver. They didn't know much about his history, other than that he was abandoned in a foreclosure. The people packed up their stuff, locked him in his kennel, and left. They didn't find Chuck until the house had been auctioned off and...
  8. Potty training, grass pads, apartment, routine

    New Additions
    Dear all, I am getting a 11-week old cocker spaniel puppy soon. I have never owned a dog, but my ex bf did and I lived with friends who owned dogs so I am somewhat familiar with the routines, etc. My biggest worry is ofcourse house/potty training since I live right in the city centre, fourth...
  9. I'd like to get a dog for my apart., but I've never had a dog in an apart.

    Introductions
    Hi everybody, I'm Bunny. I've had dogs all my life, but that was when I was still living at home. Our last was a wonderful Shiba Inu mix. She passed 2 years ago this Fall after cancer and Cushing's proved too much, so we had her vet come to my parent's home and helped her pass. She lived...
  10. Help me choose a good breed for an appartement

    Dog Breeds
    Hello everyone. I'm fresh new to this forum. I need your help. My girlfriend's birthday is coming i of course, i thought about giving her a puppy as a gift. OF COURSE, you'll understand soon, it has to be a puppy and not a grown up dog. Please help me here... My girlfriend lives in a relatively...
  11. New dog (German Shepherd) First dog!

    New Additions
    Hello, dog lovers.. In about a year i would like to buy a dog (my first dog, i had one but i was 8 years old just a kid now i am 18 i will be 19 when i will intend to buy it). Well, the problem is that I am living in an apartment with my mother and my little sister. I know that GSD have 2 lines...
  12. Transitioning from outdoors to apartment

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi there! I have a question about transitioning an outdoor dog to being an indoor dog. I have an almost 4 year old Australian Shepherd who lived indoors for his first 10-12 months, then was moved to being outdoors full-time. Occasionally is brought inside for a night and does totally fine, never...
  13. Apartment dogs that are good hikers

    General Dog Discussion
    Hello! This is my first post I joined today. So the situation I am in is that I am getting married in May and my fiancé and I are moving to a new area it's an apartment complex on 100 acres of land. We both work the same hours although she can bring a dog to work with a fair amount of regularity...
  14. Potty Training in Apartment Complex

    Housetraining
    Hello, I have a 5 month male pitbull/rotwieler mix puppy. I also live on the top floor of an apartment complex. The hallway to the elevator is all carpet. My puppy likes to tinkle on the carpet while heading to the elevator. He won't pee in the elevator or in the lobby, just on the way to the...
  15. I live on a building! Walked him outside to pee, now Can't train him to use potty pad

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello! I'm new here My problem is I have a new puppy for a month now (she is 3 months old) We taught her to pee outside of the building when we walk her. The problem is now I bought her one of those potty pad for her to go inside the apartment when she is alone and no one can walk her outside...
  16. The right decision? good, honest and objective advise required

    Introductions
    Hi there, my name is Patrick - dog lover since childhood - and writing here to get a good, honest and sincere opinion on wether getting a dog is the right decision. I am mainly scared of two things (1) being a bad god owner.... and (2) destructive behavior which might get me in trouble. I did...
  17. I'm having trouble finding a fitting dog breed.

    New Additions
    Hi. I'd really like to get a dog, but I'm having trouble because there are some traits I want the dog to have, and there doesnt seem to be a breed with all these traits. The dog must: -Be suitable for apartment living. It has to be able to be trained to not bark, and it must be comfortable in...
  18. Inexperience Dog Owner - Questions about dogs living in apartments.

    New Additions
    Hi...I am new at the whole dog game and I have some questions about living in an apartment with a dog. I live alone and I've been wanting a dog for a while, but I've been concerned about leaving a dog alone in an apartment while I work. I went to the local Humane Society and asked for help...
  19. Best apartment dog out of these....

    Dog Breeds
    I have been doing some research for an ideal apartment dog. I live alone, work freelance (so I do the majority of my work from home), have no kids or other pets, and live in a city area (my apartment allows dogs, is ground-level, and there is a dog park 2 blocks away). I am looking for a dog...
  20. Would it be cruel? Input wanted.

    Dog Breeds
    Would it be cruel to keep a Siberian Husky in a one bedroom apartment with another dog? We currently have a pit mix (probably 50lbs) that we got from a local shelter who is very dog and people friendly and doing extremely well with training and I am wanting to look into becoming a two dog...
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