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Ways To Keep Your Dog Stimulated In Your Apartment In Indianapolis

August 11, 2021
A family walking with their dog at a park.

As a pet owner, you know that your pooch might have a more problems getting used to apartment life more than you. An open apartment floor plan helps, but your dog should get their energy out, or she might become destructive.

Outside exercising, fun toys, and puppy play dates can all keep your dog stimulated in an apartment in Indianapolis, so you both have a wonderful renting experience.

Wide open dog park at Indianapolis apartments.

Provide Your Dog With Plenty Of Outside Time

It can be tough keeping a dog stimulated in an apartment in Indianapolis if your dog doesn’t have spaces to run around. Without regular exercise, your dog may look for other ways to use their energy and could start tearing up your apartment. To help your pooch work off some of their active enthusiasm, exercise them at least two times each day. You can play fetch at the park, go on a run, explore new trails, or walk around your apartment community. You and your dog will both get the exercise you need!

If your work schedule makes it hard to take your dog out regularly, find another person who can. Hire a well-known or friend to play with your dog once a day or invest in a professional dog walker or doggie daycare service. Most dogs enjoy associating with other humans or dogs and the cost will be well worth it if the exercise keeps your pup from getting bored and chewing everything up.

Find Interesting Toys To Keep Your Dog Stimulated In Your Apartment In Indianapolis

Your dog needs more than just lots of exercise. You can keep your dog stimulated in your apartment in Indianapolis with fun and interesting toys too. Provide your dog with lots of interesting playthings that nurture curiosity, problem-solving, and active play.

Toys that hold hidden treats give your dog a fun challenge. Buy a doggy camera to monitor, interact with, and provide treats to your dog while you’re away! Playthings that squeak, roll, or bounce keep your dog interested. And chew toys will keep them happy for hours. You can even set up an obstacle course in your apartment to keep your dog moving while you’re away.

Dog park at Indianapolis apartments.

Schedule Doggy Playdates

Social stimulation is important for your pet as well. You like to get out of the house and socialize, and so might your dog. If your furry friend is stuck in your apartment every day, they might not learn how to socialize with other people and animals. You don’t want them to be the dog who barks at everything, everyone and annoys your next-door neighbors.

Being around other dogs can keep your dog happy and friendly. Take them to see family members with dogs or have them go to your apartment community’s dog park. Not only will your dog like be around fellow dogs, but it’s a nice way to meet your neighbors too.

Bring Fido Home To The Edge Apartment Living

Residents and dogs alike enjoy living at The Edge Apartment Living! Our modern community offers a variety of floor plans and amenities to meet everyone’s needs. To find your next apartment at The Edge, contact 463-345-4399 or schedule a tour with our leasing team.