Sudden changes in a pet’s life can affect it psychologically and emotionally. A dog is not an exception. You may enjoy your new life in the city. But, your dog may face some problems to adapt to the new city life. Unfortunately, your pet is in trouble means you are in trouble.
So, how to keep your dog safe when living in the city?
The ‘hustle and bustle’ of city life may confine your dog in your apartment. This confinement, loud sounds, and too many people can make your dog angry and confused. If you don’t train your dog well, then your dog may not live a happy and energetic life.
Therefore, some pet safety tips are discussed below. You can follow these tips to keep your dog safe in the city.
1) Avoid Loneliness
Loneliness is the biggest enemy of your dog. You may not always be at home. Hence, your dog has to spend long hours in a lonely apartment. This loneliness can make your dog angry and it may not behave well. So, try to walk with your dog every day. If you don’t have time then contact a dog walker. Walking on a less congested road can keep your dog happy.
2) Socialize Your Dog Properly
City apartments may not be a big one. Hence, your dog has to behave well. Your neighbors won’t welcome your dog’s barking and aggressive behaviors. Moreover, a dog should not poop at any place. That’s why you should train your dog well.
Try to introduce your dog to your neighbors. You should train your dog to control its barking and aggressive behaviors. Your dog should know – how to stay in a small apartment and how to behave in a public place. So, train your dog to make it civilized.
3) Keep Your Dog Fit
A small place in the city apartment can make your dog obese. Hence, your dog needs to exercise. You can play with your dog or you can run with your dog. But don’t make your dog lazy. Because obesity can ruin your dog’s health.
4) Use A GPS Tracker
A new city means new people and new geography. Therefore, if your dog gets lost then it may not come back. Every year thousands of dogs in the city get lost. Hence, you should protect your dog intelligently. You can use a GPS enabled dog tracker. This tracker can help you to find your lost dog in the city.
5) Keep Veterinary Contacts At Hand
Your dog may suddenly become ill or your dog may meet an accident. So, you have to prepare yourself to solve these problems. A city has many veterinary hospitals. You should always keep some contacts from these hospitals. These veterinary hospitals can save your dog in an emergency.
A city may have hot or cold weather. So, try to provide food and water according to the weather. At first, your dog may not like urban life. But, gradually it will make friends and it will like the new sparkling life of a city. Hence, don’t forget to socialize your dog.