Dogs and Canberra go hand in hand, it is hard to go for a stroll through this city and not see ‘man’s best friend’ at some point on your trip.
‘It’s great that, under most circumstances, tenants can now have their dogs with them in their rental apartments—but there are things you can do to ensure your relationship with your ‘furry friend’ and the landlord stays on-track,’ Maloney’s Property Managing Director, Peter Maloney, said.
Maloney’s Property have been finding pet friendly apartments for tenants in Canberra for over 30 years and have the experience and local knowledge to make sure you and your four-legged friend find the right home.
But just because you can have a pet in your apartment, doesn’t always mean you should. If you are thinking of getting a dog as the newest addition to your residence here is a quick checklist to make sure that now is the right time:
Now that you have worked through these questions, and are still wanting to add a dog to your life, here is a Maloney Property's approved checklist on how to give your furry friend its best life in an apartment.
1. Train your dog
Put training your dog at the top of your list. Having a well-trained dog will give you a better chance that your dog will behave in your apartment and not cause too much trouble.
2. Choose the right dog for your apartment
You might think that your dog chose you—but you may need to have more input if you want to share an apartment with them.
Things to consider in your breed choice include:
3. The apartment complex itself
The features of your apartment building also play a part in your dog’s quality of life. There are three key things you should be aware of when considering a dog for your apartment:
4. Establishing a routine for your dog
Dogs and humans both thrive on a routine. If you walk and take your dog to the toilet at the same time each day this may save on toilet accidents and carpet cleaning bills in the long run.
5. Maintain interest in your dog
You got your dog as a puppy for Christmas when you were on holiday, and you had plenty of time to spend with your dog inside and outside your apartment. Now your busy life has taken over and you no longer have as much time to spend with it. Ways to address this include:
6. Keep your dog healthy
A healthy dog will be easier to care for so regular visits to the vet and keeping up with vaccinations are important.
Maloney’s Property can help you find the right apartment for you and the whole family to rent—so why not set up an appointment today!