Uptown at St. Johns provides a luxury living experience for you and your pets. Our Deerwood Jacksonville apartments are pet-friendly and ready to welcome you home. Here are some tips on how to help your pets adjust to apartment living.
It’s important to create a consistent routine for your pets. This includes a regulated feeding, exercising, and potty break schedule. A routine sets an expectation for your pets. A predictable schedule will keep your pet happy and healthy by making sure all of their basic needs are addressed. If you plan on being away from home longer than usual, enlist the help of someone else who will take your pup on a walk or whatever else your dog may need to stay on schedule.
When creating an exercise routine for your dog, consider the breed, age, and energy level of your pup. It’s tempting to take your hyper puppy out for a long walk, but it’s easy for a pup to get worn out quickly. However, a good rule of thumb is that dogs should get between 30 minutes to two hours of activity each day. Our Deerwood Jacksonville apartments even have an on-site dog park, so you’re never far from a fenced area for your dog to run and play. There are even shaded benches for you to lounge on while your pup plays.
The potty training process is a little different when living in an apartment. Pet owners need to be aware of their pup’s behavior – make sure you’re paying attention when your dog indicates it has to relieve itself. Have some puppy pads around the house to avoid messes. You may even try rewarding your dog with treats as a training tool for going potty outdoors. If you are going to be away from home longer than usual, employ a dog walking service.
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