Adjusting my little farm dog to City apartment life
Hello all! Long time no talk. Everything is doing well with us we have had some changes in life still and I was kinda seeking some advice.. So after everything has finally straightened from the chaos of my life, I've met someone and I've moved about an hour away from my little hometown to Lexington.. It may not seem bug to most but with my hometown population maxing out at about 5000 its pretty big to me. I live in a one bedroom apartment with my boyfriend.. I've been there going on 3 weeks and after getting a new job and finally getting everything straightened out this weekend I'm going home to get Emie my little dog and Lou my cat to bring them up to live with us.. Yes I am allowed to have pets I've caught up on all the laws concerning pets that my little town didn't have. My only worry is Emie.. She's used to wide open spaces, surrounded by cow fields and no worries about having to use a leqash when she goes outside.. She is trained off leash very well and comes hen called she is a good dog but being up here is going to be quit different for her. Although there are a few parkss in the area that are off-leash she is going to be required to be on leash at all times every where else. She walks well on a leash but she is not used to be confined to it all the time. I usually open the door and let her out to roam free in the yard. While we are at work we are arranging for a friend who lives in the partment building to come and take her out while we are at work. If that does not work I have been checking into dog day cares that are close to the apartment and are cageless. I was just wondering if any of you may have some tips helping her to adjust to the noises and leash use that our other home did not have. Thanks in advance
"In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog."
Mila- 3 years old, born on 8/28/08.
Emie-1 year, born on 9/8/10.
Lou- 2ish, found 12/10
Teddy-2006-2008, Your paw prints will be in my heart forever.
Rose-1998-2010, You lead me through my childhood with only the wag of your tail!