Just as it is important to administer meaningful discipline quickly and firmly when your dog commits a big offense, it is also essential to “make up” later. This making-up process does not have to be emotionally wrenching or cathartic. After you discipline your dog for a serious offense, remain passive for at least half an hour, not speaking to the dog and avoiding eye contact.
When you arrive to your new space, help your pet adjust by introducing them slowly. Start them off in one room with familiar furniture including their bed, crate, toys, food and water bowls so that they will immediately recognize the familiar items. Slowly open up new rooms as your pet starts to get comfortable. This will help your pet feel less overwhelmed in an unfamiliar environment.
It is possible to own a happy dog in a large city and because of the challenges involved, pet owners need to be utterly serious and realistic about the commitment required to care for a dog in the city – but it takes time, dedication, and money.