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Ways 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 for your canine companions. A modern apartment floor plan helps, but you should keep your pup engaged, or he might become destructive.

Outdoor exercise, engaging toys, and puppy play dates can all keep your dog stimulated in an apartment in Bloomington, so you both have a wonderful apartment experience.

Wide open dog park at Bloomington apartments.

Offer Your Pet Plenty Of Outside Time

It can be tricky to keep a dog stimulated in your apartment in Bloomington if there’s not many places to explore. Without chances to exercise, your dog will look for ways to use their energy and could start destroying your things. To help your pet use some of that playful energy, take them out to play at least twice every 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. You and your pup will both get the exercise you need!

If your work schedule makes it hard to exercise your dog as often as they need, find another person who can. Pay a trusted or friend to play with your dog once a day or use a licensed dog walker or doggie daycare service. Most dogs love hanging out with a human friend or other dogs and the cost will be worth it if the exercise keeps your pup from getting bored and destructive.

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

Your pet needs more than just physical exercise. You can keep your dog stimulated in your apartment in Bloomington with fun and interesting toys too. Give your dog lots of new toys that encourage curiosity, solving problems, and movement.

Toys that hold hidden treats give your dog a fun challenge. Buy a pet camera to observe, interact with, and offer treats to your dog when you’re out! Items that make noise, roll, or bounce keep your dog intrigued. And chew toys will keep them absorbed for hours. You can even set up an obstacle course in your apartment to keep your pup active while you’re away.

Dog park at Bloomington apartments.

Schedule Doggy Playdates

Social stimulation is wonderful for your pooch as well. You enjoy getting out and socializing, and so might your dog. If your dog is confined to your apartment all of the time, they may not learn how to socialize with other humans and animals. You don’t want them to be the dog who jumps on everyone and barks at everything.

Being around other pooches can put your dog in a good mood. Pack them in the car when you visit friends and family with dogs or have them play at your apartment community’s dog park. Not only will your dog like be around fellow dogs, but it’s a nice way to meet your neighbors too.

Bring Spot Home To City Flats at Renwick

Residents and pets alike love living at City Flats at Renwick! Our beautiful community offers a variety of floor plans and amenities to handle everyone’s needs. To discover your next apartment at City Flats at Renwick, call 812-578-7432 or schedule a tour with our leasing team.