If you live in an apartment, your options for dog breeds that will thrive in your home become quite limited.
You have to consider their size, exercise needs, how close you are to an outside space where they can stretch their legs, and so much more.
If you are considering a Corgi, understanding how they’ll do in an apartment is vital before you take the plunge and add a Corgi to your family.
Are Corgis Good Apartment Dogs?
Corgis are good apartment dogs because they are smaller and enjoy being close to their pet parents. Corgis thrive in close contact with their humans and won’t mind the close quarters, but they will need plenty of outdoor and exercise breaks, which may be the only huge drawback for them living in an apartment.
If the parent can provide them with enough outdoor fun, work, and exercise, daily then life in an apartment will not be a problem.
If they don’t receive the attention they need and a high amount of physical activity, they may act out with bad behaviors. They might bark, and their bark can be a very shocking bark that could be disruptive to your neighbors that are close by.
The Corgi might also display other bad behaviors that could potentially be disruptive to those who live around you.
If you are going to have a Corgi in an apartment, you should make sure that you have a lot of time to devote to their needs.
They have a natural need for closeness to their humans, which doesn’t change.
Regardless of where they live, they will still need lots of attention and closeness from you.
An apartment might be a better place because the living situation is usually smaller than a traditional home, but that doesn’t mean that they won’t need that attention to feel their best and behave well.
You should also take a thoughtful look at how you will manage life in an apartment with your Corgi.
You will want to think about how this will affect you, and this is especially true if you are going from a bigger house to a smaller apartment.
It will change your schedule because you may not let them outside, as most apartments don’t have a lone or shared yard that is fenced.
There are also other changes to consider that will affect you and your Corgi’s overall health and happiness.
You will want to consider before moving into an apartment with your Corgi is the landlord’s rules and regulations regarding dogs.
Some landlords are not open to the idea of a dog in their apartment; they may charge a fee for having the Corgi there and will expect reimbursement for any damages caused.
If your landlord allows you to have a dog, they may have rules about the breed and what size you are allowed to have, and you will want to know this before committing to a lease.
Corgis are not usually one of those dog breeds that are not allowed to live in an apartment, but it is best never to assume anything and ask first.
Does my Corgi need specific training before we move into our new apartment?
If your Corgi has had prior obedience training and is behaving well, extra training is unnecessary.
This is not a fixed rule as Corgis are known for being stubborn, and if they want to do something or not, you will encounter a challenge.
They may need a refresher course once in the apartment to be reminded of what is expected of them because they are in unfamiliar territory.
It is possible that they will not need that because the excitement of a new place will offer new adventures to enjoy.
Their schedule should be kept as it usually is, and any changes should be gradually introduced to limit any unnecessary stress during this time.
Corgi can get excited like any other dog breed when involved in something new or different that changes their lifestyle or environment.
That is why keeping their life the same as much as possible will offer comfort and potentially limit bad behaviors.
If they are a puppy or have not had formal obedience training, introducing training at this time is not a promising idea because of the sudden changes to their home life.
It is best to start obedience training for living in an apartment as soon as you know you’re going to move, but before you do.
This paves the way for the transition and instills what mom and dad expect of me in them.
There will be a particular way to introduce your dog to their new home.
For instance, if time allows, you can take them to their new home before you move in and gradually but slowly introduce them day by day to the environment.
You can also gradually introduce their toys or personal items and make it a play date when you visit to keep it fun and don’t forget the treats!
How much activity does my Corgi need in a day, so they behave their best in my apartment?
Your Corgi should get anywhere from one to two hours in a day. This should include various activities that engage the Corgi and provide both strenuous and light physical activity.
Changing things up will keep them mentally interested while providing them with a physically challenging day.
If they have had more sleep or are stressed or nervous the previous day, they may need more activity.
If they had a lot of activity the previous day, they might be able to get a little less the current day.
It can be hard to do this when you live in an apartment because there usually isn’t a backyard or outdoor space readily available to you if you are lucky enough to have one that is great.
If not, it will require more thoughtful planning on your part to make sure that your Corgi gets enough activity.
Their behavior will be a true indication of getting enough exercise in a day. If they behave well, then it is likely that they are getting enough. If not, you may have to provide more in a day.
This scheduling can change from day to day and week to week, so you must be prepared.
Apartment life can be easy and fun for a Corgi and their humans, but it does take thoughtful planning and more physical activity on the parents’ part in the long run.
A Corgi can live comfortably in an apartment, provided their needs are met.
This doesn’t mean that apartment life will be good for every Corgi.
Before deciding to move you and your Corgi into an apartment, you will have much to consider, especially how you will provide them with enough physical and outdoor activity.
When you consider your dogs’ needs and your own, and what is best for you both, you can live anywhere if you try!