Ugh never been in that situation. Top of my head I would say it depends on your down stair neighbors. Running and thumping my not be a problem? Barking usually ticked off everyone!
If your really concerned, you could talk to your down stairs neighbors. Not a recommendation I make lightly! I despise our neighbors to our North!!!! A bunch of freaking A Hole barking dogs!!!
But this is a bit diffrent.