If you live in a luxury apartment then you may not have access to a yard area right outside of your door, especially if you happen to live in one of the upper-floor apartments. This can make it extremely difficult for you to make sure that your dog goes out enough to relieve themselves. This article will provide you with tips to help you to decrease the chances that your dog will relieve themselves on the floor of your apartment.
Get a dog walker
You may want to hire a dog walker to stop by and take your dog for a walk a couple of times a day. This will help to cut down on the number of times you have to take them out to walk yourself. Also, if you are at work during the day, then the dog walker can take your dog out during those hours so they can relieve themselves outside, rather than on your carpet.
Ask other people in your luxury apartment complex who they use as a dog walker. You may find it will cost you less to go with a walker who already stops by your complex to help other customers. You can also make arrangements with a neighbor to take turns taking each others dogs out so each of you can get a break from it.
Convert your porch or balcony
If you have a small porch or balcony off one of the rooms in your apartment, make sure it is safe for your dog to go out there. It needs to have a wall tall enough that there is no chance your dog will jump and it can't have an opening at the bottom that your dog can squeeze under. After you have verified it is safe, you can prepare one side of it, making it an area where your dog can go to the bathroom.
Tape a plastic liner to the cement to catch the urine so it doesn't soak into the cement and cause your balcony or porch to stink. Lay down a good covering of fresh dirt. Make sure you remove the feces right away and replace the plastic and dirt as soon as you start to notice the smell of urine lingering.
Use an indoor dog potty with grass
You can purchase a dog potty tray that has real grass and a tray underneath that catches and holds the urine so you can dump it in your toilet and rinse the tray. These units are much easier if you have a small to medium-sized dog. While you can buy them for a large dog, the larger ones do take up quite a bit of room and can be harder to fit inside of an apartment.Share