Real Estate in Long Island NY
I always dreamed about finding homes for rent in Long Island, but unfortunately, they are as expensive as a first class ticket to Hawaii. After searching for a few months, I finally found a 1 bedroom apartment for rent in this area but I own two dogs!
The building allows pets, but the problem is the space, not just for them but also for me! How can I deal with these two huge dogs and myself (This was kind of “Me, myself and Irene!”). I had to find the way to solve it.
I love animals, and thinking about giving my dogs away, its not an option at all! Fortunately, Real Estate in Long Island NY changed and most apartments for rent are pet-friendly. So when I moved, I thought about the best way of making their life as happy as possible and fortunately I was able to accomplish that!
I have 5 ideas that may help you figure out how to deal with these kinds of situations, as there are millions of people who own big animals and live in small places!
Train your dog in and out of home-
One of the possibilities is to train your dog and teach him some simple activities that do not require much space.
Give him instructions and keep him occupied in the limited space available! Then add a toy, playing catch and fetch is a perfect combination!
Remember, your dog can still get tired of living in a small place!
Take your dog for a walk through Long Island cool landscapes-
Exercise is important, especially for big dogs who need to waste energy.
If you live near a park, take him out and perhaps, you too, can take advantage of the park and exercise together! Using a bike is also an excellent idea, ride while your dog runs beside you! He will be so exhausted when he finishes, he will want to get home and sleep!
So enjoy nature, burn calories, and make your dog as happy as he can be!
Eliminate dog smell from your apartment especially from bedroom-
This is something very common, and owners usually get used to it. Most pet owners don’t realize it´s a problem until someone walks in and makes a disgusting face and tells you the truth (What a dog smell!).
So how can we eliminate it? Bathe your dog ( just ONCE a month is fine) with a special shampoo, make sure you dry him completely with a towel, and brush out his fur to remove loose hairs. Also, it would be better if you do not allow them to get on the couches or beds, and it is very important to feed them with quality food.
Following these simple rules can prevent your dogs from smelling bad.
Prevent peeing indoors!
This must be the most difficult and most stressing part of having a dog. If your dogs are not house-trained, so as not to pee in your apartment, consider the following: Don´t use chlorine or ammonia for cleaning because that smell attracts dogs to pee.
Choose an area of your apartment where they can pee, until they are properly house-broken and put some newspapers down to protect the floor. Change it once in a while, and after they pee show them what they´ve done saying “No!” (without punishing) and take them out for a walk. That way they will know the place to pee is outside and not at home! Rewards are also a good strategy if they do things correctly!
Don´t let them chew on (or even bite) your apartment´s furniture!
This is a problem, especially if you own puppies, they naturally eat and break everything! So how can you deal with this stuff? The only choice you have, to prevent this from happening, is to turn your home into a “puppy-friendly” home. This means, try not to leave things out for them to chew on. Until they become adults (or properly trained), decorate your home with as few valuables as possible. Whenever they bite the chair´s or sofa´s legs, teach them no to do so, scolding them until they learn, but never, ever hit them!
So as you can see it is easy to own dogs while living in a small place. With love and dedication, anyything is possible. Review these tips for your pets, and prepare your home for the arrival of your next Great Dane!