Can you own a dog if you live in a small apartment?

I saw a tweet on twitter the other day (twitter, the king of high quality content, as we all know) about dogs in small apartments – Please ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป do ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป not ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป own ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป a ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป dog ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป if ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป you ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป live ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป in ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป a ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป small ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป apartment. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป — Livable Victoria (@foreignbuyertax) September 8, 2017 Essentially comparing leaving a pet in a hot car to having a dog in a small apartment. I think we all

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Fashionable dogs: Cute dog collars you can buy online

I’m a bit of a nut about buying all sorts of fancy gifts for Betsy that she doesn’t really care about, and there is nothing more exciting than buying her beautiful collars. Aside from the Leerburg Collar, which I got Betsy last Christmas, I haven’t bought any of these collars myself (yet!) but here’s a beautiful collection of some of my favourites that I may eventually splurge on… Christmas maybe? Floral Rose Collar by BONEafide Collars Mint and Gold Collar

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All the things I wish I had known before I got a puppy

I know a couple people who have recently gotten a puppy, or are considering getting a puppy, or have already signed up for a puppy and are just waiting for it to be old enough to take home. Some have asked me for advice, knowing that I got a puppy about two years ago and have been through it all pretty recently. Advice is hard to dispense, because: Yes, I have raised a puppy recently, but it is the only

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Cheap Treats

Betsy and I go through a lot of treats due to all the agility and trick training and obedience practice we do. Ideally we would be aiming for more toy rewards and less treat rewards, but the tl;dr of this is treats are easier than toys, and I just haven’t managed to get her to 100% only work for toys. We do throw in the occasional toy reward or life reward, but I’d say 85% of the time it’s a

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Raising a puppy and the joys of the crate

When I told my mom/landlord that we were planning on getting a dog, she had one firm rule: The dog had to be crate trained, and it needed to be in that crate whenever we were out of the house. โ€œUnsupervised dogs can cause massive amounts of damage,โ€ she told me, citing our own first family dog, who had allegedly (ok not just alleged, she was guilty as charged.) chewed through drywall and cost my mom a whole lotta $$.

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Some thoughts on play!

When we first got Betsy as a cute little pup, I read a lot of articles about how I shouldnโ€™t play with my dog because only subordinates play together and Iโ€™d be teaching my dog not to respect me etc etc etc. I wish I could go back in time and fix it. Not playing with Betsy during her first month with us is my biggest regret. I remember realizing my mistake when Betsy was about 3 months old. I

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Kong Recipes

I wasnโ€™t a big fan of the Kong at first, thinking the design was kind of silly, but over time Iโ€™ve decided that itโ€™s actually pretty great. We now have two Kongs, both of the red variety, both size large. My main use of the Kong is for the crate. Betsy doesnโ€™t mind being crated in the slightest – she took to it like a fish to water, right from the day we brought her home. She doesnโ€™t whine, she

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Five easy ways to enrich your dogโ€™s life

I always feel horribly guilty about not using Betsy to her full potential. Since I don’t have a job that requires a working canine companion, my wonderful dog, who boasts generations of breeding geared towards boundless energy and stamina, is forced to spend a lot of her time laying around the house, waiting for me to entertain her. When she whines or paces or nuzzles me for attention, I am always beseiged with guilt, knowing how much it must suck

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