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I've heard it many times before: You have a large dog in an apartment? That's just cruel! But I have some good news, renters-it's not cruel to have a big dog in an apartment, if you do it the right way. In fact, some large dog breeds make excellent apartment pets! Ensure rental bliss for you and your overgrown furry friend with these tips. Credit: Getty Find the Right Neighborhood Some neighborhoods are more dog-friendly than others. Before you start your apartment search, make sure you choose a neighborhood with plenty to offer you and your pet. You'll want to make sure there is grass nearby for your pup to do his or her business, places to go for a walk, and a park for some much-needed...

Crate Training Dogs

Sometimes life, both in and outside of the home, gets overwhelming. There are times when each of us wishes to find a place of solitude where we can relax away from the stresses of the world. Credit: Getty Creative In this respect, we are very much like dogs. Even the friendliest, most social of dogs, needs a place to "get away from it all." Crate training a puppy or dog, when done correctly, provides them with just such a place. RELATED: Dog Collars: The Hidden Cause Behind Many Injuries Selecting A Crate The first step in crate training is purchasing an appropriate crate for your dog. Here are the dos and don'ts of crate buying: DO: Select a crate that is big enough for your dog to...

Making Your Yard Dog-Friendly

In the excitement of preparing to adopt a dog, there are so many things to think about-everything from a bed to food to toys. If you have a fenced-in yard, you may want to consider some simple additions to make it a haven you and your new best friend can enjoy together. Our friends at Beneful have these tips for transforming your yard into a pooch's paradise. Credit: Flickr/mccun934 - When planning your homemade hideaway, think about the things that you and your four-legged friend might enjoy doing together. - Although it's easy to get excited about all the possibilities, keep it simple and avoid overpowering your yard with playthings. - Include elements that both of you can enjoy, such...