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How To Keep Your Dog Stimulated In An Apartment In Bloomington

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

Apartment living can be hard on dogs and pets. An open apartment floor plan helps, but your dog has to be entertained, or he might become destructive.

Outdoor exercise, fun toys, and canine play dates can help keep your dog stimulated in an apartment in Bloomington, so both you and your pooch have a great time spent renting.

Wide open dog park at Bloomington apartments.

Offer Your Pet Lots Of Outside Activity

It can be hard to keep a dog stimulated in an apartment in Bloomington if there’s not much space. Without active play, your dog might look for other ways to use their extra energy and could start chewing on shoes and other items. To help your pet expend some of their energy, exercise them at least twice each day. You can play fetch at the dog park, go on a run, explore new trails, or take a stroll around your apartment community. You and your pup will both get the exercise you need!

If your daily routine doesn’t let you exercise your dog every day, find someone else who can. Hire a well-known or friend to walk your dog every day or invest in a licensed dog walker or doggie daycare company. Most dogs love associating with a human friend or other dogs and the cost will be well worth it if the activity and company keeps your pup from becoming bored and chewing everything up.

Buy Interesting Toys To Keep Your Dog Stimulated In Your Apartment In Bloomington

Your pet requires more than just daily exercise. You can help keep your dog stimulated in your apartment in Bloomington with fun and interesting toys too. Give your dog lots of fun playthings that promote curiosity, solving problems, and movement.

Toys that hide treats challenge your dog in a fun way. Purchase a pet camera to monitor, interact with, and offer treats to your dog while you’re away! Items that make noise, roll, or light up keep your dog interested. And chew toys will keep them absorbed throughout the day. Or try creating an obstacle course in your apartment to keep your canine moving throughout the day.

Dog park at Bloomington apartments.

Plan Doggy Playdates

Getting social time is important for your pooch as well. You need to get out with other people, and so does Fido. If your furry friend is kept in your apartment 24/7, they might not learn how to get along with other people and dogs. You don’t want them to be the dog who jumps up on people and barks at everything.

Being around other dogs can make your dog happy. Pack them in the car when you see family members with dogs or have them play at your apartment community’s dog park. Not only will your pooch like to socialize, but it’s a wonderful way to meet your neighbors also.

Bring Fido Home To City Flats on Walnut

Residents and pets alike love living at City Flats on Walnut! Our modern community offers many different floor plans and amenities to fit everyone’s needs. To reserve your next apartment at City Flats on Walnut, call 812-578-8827 or schedule a tour with our leasing team.