What are some ways to make Melbourne apartments feel more like home to my dog?

First things first, make sure your rental agreement allows you to own a dog in your Melbourne apartment. Check breed restrictions, and weigh restrictions as well when considering new Melbourne apartments. Owning a beloved pup can take a lot of time and energy, but as a fellow dog owner I know that at the end of the day, it’s all worth it. Preparing your apartment to make it more dog friendly doesn’t actually have to be a hassle. By following a few simple steps you can greatly increase your dog’s happiness in your Melbourne apartment. Which of course will in turn, give you quite a bit of peace of mind as well.

Exercise is one of the main components of keeping your dog happy. An exercised dog is a happy dog. So take your beloved pup on walks and runs. Try to frequent a nearby dog park at least a few times a week as well. Any off-leash playing time your pup can get, your pup will love. Many Melbourne apartments aren’t too far from some wonderful dog beaches as well! Take your pup to the water, let the swim, chase fish, and tire themselves out.

While exercise is key it’s highly unlikely you’ll be able to spend your entire day with your beloved pooch. With things like work, school, and other busy day to day errands there’s probably going to be an ample amount of time when your dog is at home by themselves in your Melbourne apartment. Keeping them entertained while you’re gone is just as vital to their happiness as keeping them happy when you’re there is. Keep them happy while you’re away by giving them as much space as you possibly can. Keep any door open that you can, and try to keep furniture and TVs up against the walls. The more room your dog has to wander, the less bored and agitated they’ll become in your Melbourne apartment.

Leaving a bag of toys that are available to your pup at all times can help keep them happy and entertained for hours. They’re also a lot less likely to chew up furniture or trash if they have a couple of chew toys to play with. So fill a basket or bin with their favorite things (ropes, chew toys, squeaky toys, and more) and make sure it’s easily accessible to them at all times.

Living in a Melbourne apartment with your dog doesn’t have to be an endless hassle. They key to a dog’s happiness mostly relies on them being well fed, exercised, and entertained. By following a few steps you won’t have to worry about coming home to a sad puppy or a chewed up couch. As always, make sure you remind them daily of how much you love them and be sure to give them plenty of attention and you’ll be sure to have a happy dog living in your Melbourne apartment.

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