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03-01-2014 05:43 AM
Originally Posted by Shade View Post
It really doesn't matter if your house is 500 square feet or 5,000 square feet. As long as the dog is being fulfilled both mentally and physically then there is no difference and they will be happy

02-27-2014 12:00 PM
IllinoisNative I live in a condo. I've always lived in a condo as an adult (one townhome). I've had up to two dogs and a cat at a time and I did fostering/rescue work with dogs. They did fine. I'm in a nice area and I have a walking path right through the association that leads to forest preserve. I went running with my dogs. I've never had an issue housebreaking or anything else.

And then I look at people who keep their dogs in the backyard where they are bored and whine incessantly. A house with a yard doesn't make a better dog owner. My dogs (now dog) get walked/ran minimum three times a day (usually more). I have to make a commitment to do more than the average person who can just open their dog to let their dog potty.

I also have the ability to work from home. My dogs get the care and attention they need.
02-27-2014 11:53 AM
matthewm11 Oops, posted a new thread about this very topic not seeing one was already active. I live in an apartment and when not outside my dogs are lazy and mellow. Not every breed is suited for apartment life but GSDs don't seem to get to high strung or hyper in the home.
02-26-2014 08:50 PM
llombardo It drives me nuts when people insist that they have no room for a dog, any kind of dog because they live in an apartment.
02-26-2014 08:16 PM
NormanF I live in a 600 square ft apartment and still plenty of room for my grown dog and two cats. Four's a crowd.
02-26-2014 08:13 PM
Originally Posted by Mocha View Post
I live in the smallest , shabbiest (seriously, it should be condemned) apartment ever , with no yard. And we survive just fine

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My GSD can squeeze under my bed! I couldn't believe she was even capable of it. A wolf under the bed!
02-26-2014 04:49 PM
Athena'sMom I live in a townhouse with a small yard with two gsd and a siberian husky.. They do great!! Training and exercise is key. Utilize the tools in your community such as, nature trails, bike paths, open fields at parks. The most important thing is being an active owner. Get the dog out and spend time with them. They get bored with the same surroundings and want to be mentally stimulated. Mental stimulation with a german shepherd is key!
02-26-2014 04:41 PM
Kahrg4 I have a GSD and Siberian Husky that share my 500 sq ft studio apt with me. We walk, train, hit the trails, go to the park, and do lots of fun puzzles. They do great. Although I wouldn't want to be running up and down stairs when trying to potty train.
02-26-2014 04:37 PM
Serbrider Definitely possible... might be harder... but as long as dog is getting the mental and physical stimulation needed... I see no problems with it.
02-26-2014 02:55 PM
Mocha I live in the smallest , shabbiest (seriously, it should be condemned) apartment ever , with no yard. And we survive just fine

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