CAN A LARGE DOG BREED LIVE HAPPILY IN A SMALL APARTMENT?

Dogs are the most commonly kept pets and are often regarded as the “man’s best friend”. They are extremely loyal and we can learn from them how to love someone unconditionally. It usually becomes the most adored member of the family and therefore the comforts of the dog are first thought of.

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There is however always a debate that whether large breed dogs live happily in small apartments or not. People engaging in this debate are usually extremists only. So few believe small apartments to be absolutely no issue while others believe it to be animal cruelty.

Firstly, it is important to know that not all breeds are the same. Some breeds may adapt well, some may not. But that does not mean people living in apartments cannot keep a dog of a large size happy.

Dogs as domestic pets are very flexible and adapt to their respective environment usually without causing any trouble. It is believed and seen in numerous cases that a dog of any breed can adjust and live happily even in a small apartment provided that the owner is passionate about having it and is able to satisfy its needs of physical exercises and freedom.

The dog also has an emotional attachment and connect to its owner and is willing to stay wherever given that the owner stays with it. Even large breed learn to adapt to small apartment environment. The first few months might be difficult if shifted from a large space, but otherwise, it shouldn’t create any problem as long as it’s physical and emotional needs are well-fed.

But also, the fact cannot be ignored that dogs of the large breed that are extremely high on energy and alertness, need their space and may create objection in adjusting in the small apartment as staying there would just bring it down.

There is no conclusion to this debate. But it can only be said that the owners before taking any step should analyse and research well about all these small considerations which might be huge life-altering things for a large breed dog.