Success Pets

It’s something that many Miami citizens run into: Newly gifted a hound for the holidays, just how do you ensure you keep that hi-rise condo carpet clean while still properly training your little bundle of joy?
Text By Dee Hoult | January 19, 2018 | Lifestyle

It’s easy to run into the issue of potty training your precious pet when you live on the 18th Floor. What if my dog doesn’t make it until we get outside? Are there more convenient options for me? Thankfully, trying to housebreak in a condo isn’t as troublesome as it seems. If you’re looking to walk your puppy and want to ensure they’ll make it to the grassy spot just outside the lobby, holding them in your arms for the elevator ride is a good security blanket. It also provides some much-needed cuddle time with your little bundle of joy. Most puppies aren’t too heavy and you’ll instill in them a daily pattern so they know their potty time isn’t until they’ve arrived outside. Even young puppies will start to learn to hold it until they’re in that familiar spot and you’ve prevented the accidents beforehand. Not so sure you want to ride in an elevator with a potentially squirmy pup? Potty patches and artificial turf are a convenient option to condition smaller breeds. They can be found at specialty pet stores and are great for small to medium-sized dogs. Best of all, they’re compact and will fit easily onto any balcony.