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How to Apartment-Train Your Dog

Living in an apartment with your dog poses a unique set of obstacles to overcome: the sounds of people passing by your door, other dogs in the building and potty training without a backyard. Despite this, 58% of pet-owning renters own a dog, according to a recent Rent.com survey. But don't worry --training your pup to live (and behave) in your apartment is entirely possible! Credit: Getty Creative Foot Traffic When you live in an apartment building, your neighbors are going to walk by your door, especially if you live near the lobby, elevator or other area with high foot traffic. If your dog is anything like my Chihuahua mix, foot traffic-particularly if that neighbor has a dog with...

Clawing/scratching is one of those undesirable behaviors that can get a cat in trouble, especially when the item the cat decides to shred is the owner's expensive couch or carpeting. Often, this behavior results in a frustrated owner and the cat ends up being tossed outdoors or even surrendered to the local shelter. However, that doesn't need to be the case. Credit: Thinkstock Cat owners do need to realize that, even though the behavior may be irritating to us, it's a perfectly normal behavior from the cat's perspective. Cats claw for many different reasons. They mark their territory that way, using both visual and chemical messages. They also scratch to sharpen their claws, helping to...