If you live in the center of a big city and still absolutely want a dog, then there is only one solution for you: move to the country or at least to a suburb. A dog is not made for taking its daily walk on the shopping mile. We don’t even want to talk about what traffic noise does to its sensitive ears. And you will not have much fun being yelled at by city dwellers on a regular basis just because your dog has sniffed them. Maybe he relieved himself under the tree in front of your apartment building. Well, where else if it is the only green within a kilometer? A dog’s life in the city really isn’t fun.
Even if you live right next to a large park that guarantees the animal at least enough exercise, you will often meet people who do not like dogs in a city because of the population density. Understand it or not, you have to at least accept it and make sure that these people are not bothered by our dogs.
Train your dog carefully and consistently. In a city full of people, a commando should not just be a “suggestion” to the four-legged friend. If he does not obey, sooner or later he becomes a danger to himself and / or others.
If you see people who – for whatever reason – seem unsettled when they see your dog, call your darling over before the passer-by asks you to do so or starts yelling around hysterically. Firstly, you give a positive dog owner image, secondly, you demonstrate how well your Wautzi can follow and, thirdly, you spare your nerves.
Of course, you should also clear away your dog’s legacies, as you don’t like to step into dog poo yourself. In many cities, vending machines with appropriate bags have already been set up. Just in case, you should always have a plastic bag or something with you. Take your dog on a trip into the countryside and let the dog smell the scent of the wilderness. Because no matter how big the park is, a dog wants to discover new paths and gain new impressions, otherwise his soul will wither.
The dog in the big city Escalator, elevator and railroad track Moving with dog Dog alone at home