When we lived in an apt, I had the same problem, the cheap plastic clip was always breaking, and I wouldn’t realize it was gone until they pooped, and I went for a bag. I just ended up getting a lanyard, and clipping it to that around my neck. Never had a problem with them after that. It also handy when I went from one dog to two and was using an ecollar for corrections. I would clip that to the lanyard too, and not lose a hand trying to keep the remote close.