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Ways To Keep Your Dog Stimulated In An Apartment In Indianapolis

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

When you reside in a Indianapolis apartment with a canine companion, you need to make it entertained without the freedom that a house and backyard can give you. A modern apartment floor plan helps, but you have to keep your dog engaged, or she might damage your things.

Outside exercising, the right toys, and puppy play dates can help keep your dog stimulated in an apartment in Indianapolis, so both you and your pooch have a wonderful apartment experience.

Wide open dog park at Indianapolis apartments.

Provide Your Dog With Lots Of Outside Exercise

It can be tough keeping a dog stimulated in an apartment in Indianapolis if there’s not much space. Without chances to exercise, your dog will look for other ways to get out their energy and could start destroying your things. To help your pet work off some of their energy, take them out to play at least two times each day. You can play frisbee at the dog run, go for a jog, find some new trails, or take a stroll around your apartment community. Your pup will get the exercise they need, and you will too!

If your work schedule doesn’t let you take your dog out as often as they need, find another person who can. Pay a trusted or friend to play with your dog every day or use a dog walking service or doggie daycare service. Most dogs like hanging out with other humans or dogs and the expense will be worth it if the exercise keeps your four-legged friend from getting bored and chewing everything up.

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

Your furry friend needs more than just daily exercise. You can help keep your dog stimulated in your apartment in Indianapolis with the right toys too. Offer your pup a variety of interesting items that promote curiosity, problem-solving, and fun play.

Toys that hold hidden treats challenge your dog in a fun way. Invest in a pet camera to observe, communicate with, and give treats to your dog throughout the day! Items that make noise, roll, or bounce keep your dog intrigued. And chew toys will keep them absorbed throughout the day. You can even set up an obstacle course in your apartment to keep your canine moving while you’re away.

Dog park at Indianapolis apartments.

Schedule Doggy Playdates

Getting social time is important for your dog too. You need to get out with other people, and so might your dog. If your pet is kept in your apartment 24/7, they might not learn how to interact with other people and dogs. You don’t want them to be the dog who jumps up on everyone and barks at everything.

Being around other pooches can put your dog in a good mood. Bring them along when you see friends with dogs or have them go to your apartment community’s dog park. Not only will your pooch like to see other dogs, but it’s a wonderful way to socialize with your neighbors also.

Bring Fido Home To Block 20

Residents and dogs alike enjoy living at Block 20! Our modern community offers lots of floor plans and amenities to handle everyone’s needs. To discover your next apartment at Block 20, call 463-777-2762 or schedule a tour with one of our Leasing Specialists.