Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 24

Thread: JS Puppy in a Flat?

  1. #1

    Question JS Puppy in a Flat?

    I live in a flat and im in the process of buying 2 male Japanese Spitz puppies from Kouzoku. Is there really enough space for our 2 male puppies to live in and play around?

  2. #2

    Default

    Only you know how big or small the flat is.
    No matter how many dogs/pups you have you will still need to walk them no matter what I would be thinking.
    2 pups equal twice the input you need to do. Like microchipping, imunisation, council rego's, fed, bathing and I could go on.
    you are taking on a hard job. So I wish you well with them.
    Please post a picture or 2 of the pups when you get them.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Canberra
    Posts
    4,292

    Default

    Lots of people in Europe keep all sorts of dogs in flats and they seem to cope just fine. You obviously have to walk them a few times a day just so they can do their business. If you make sure they get enough exercise on those walks too, they probably won't mind the small space too much.

    I do think my dog enjoys being able to cruise the backyard when I'm at work, but I cannot really be sure as I'm not there!

    Lots of people here will tell you that getting two pups at once may not be as good an idea as it may seem. I'll leave it up to those with more experience to explain.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Redland Bay, Queensland
    Posts
    1,781

    Default

    I guess all I can say is, if they are inside all day whilst you are away, then expect to clean up a lot of messes.. As pups, they will toilet when they need to as they will not have yet mastered holding on till let outside. Also, they will be teething and will be chewing anything that is left laying around.. Skirting boards, Furniture can be attractive for chewing as their adult teeth develop and milk teeth fall out..
    They will need walking and taken for regular exercise and toileting if kept inside..

    If you can survive the puppy stage , then the pups will grow up to be very loyal loving dogs and will be very devoted to you.. They do love to be inside with their master as much as they can.

    I strongly believe that JS should have free access to outside so they can run around, exercise and play, but I know that is not always possible..

    My boy 'Kuro' loves to go for a 1200 meter run on the treadmill at 6kph..
    Last edited by mitte; 09-29-2011 at 10:16 PM.
    http://www.dogforum.com.au/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=577&dateline=12727082  14

  5. #5

    Default

    I know some JS owners who keep their dogs in apartments. Their owners do walk them everyday and do regular training with them. Their toileting area is artifical grass on the balcony.

    You said you were getting two pups.......I would recommend separating them for the first couple of months to ensure they bond to you and not each other. Also training them separately. A few people I know have had issues with this and it seeps into training and everyday life, creating quite a few problems.

  6. #6

    Default

    Are they littermates?

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    melbourne australia
    Posts
    3,082

    Default

    Hello, Im english, in australia now. Back in uk as a district nurse, i would visit hundreds of people with dogs in flats, often in multiples.
    Toilet training was done using kitty litter in bathroom. A bit gross but what are bathrooms for eh?
    Ive seen massive breeds in apartments.
    How good they are involves how well you exercise and train them, it has bugger all to do with how much space your dog has. Im on a acre. MY dogs are absolute shits if i dont walk and train them daily. And they have serious amounts of exercise in our yard.

    It will be a hard job having 2 pups. I dont recommend separating them so they bond with you. Dogs get that you are top of pack, and higher status than their siblings by far, they will always favour human company/pats over a romp with bro in my opinion.
    Actually, i'll rephrase that. In the 7 dogs ive owned in my life time, all have been part of a 2 pair. All have favoured my attn over each others attn.

    Training is what i would separate them for though. You cant train 2 dogs together, until you have conisistent obedience separately.

  8. #8

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by bernie View Post
    Hello, Im english, in australia now. Back in uk as a district nurse, i would visit hundreds of people with dogs in flats, often in multiples.
    Toilet training was done using kitty litter in bathroom. A bit gross but what are bathrooms for eh?
    Ive seen massive breeds in apartments.
    How good they are involves how well you exercise and train them, it has bugger all to do with how much space your dog has. Im on a acre. MY dogs are absolute shits if i dont walk and train them daily. And they have serious amounts of exercise in our yard.

    It will be a hard job having 2 pups. I dont recommend separating them so they bond with you. Dogs get that you are top of pack, and higher status than their siblings by far, they will always favour human company/pats over a romp with bro in my opinion.
    Actually, i'll rephrase that. In the 7 dogs ive owned in my life time, all have been part of a 2 pair. All have favoured my attn over each others attn.

    Training is what i would separate them for though. You cant train 2 dogs together, until you have conisistent obedience separately.
    But did you dogs always grow up together from puppy hood or did you have an adult dog and bring in a puppy?

    Puppies left together CAN bond to each other more than there humans.
    I have seen it and it isn't a pretty thing. I know of GSD siblings who were raised together and not separated, they cannot function properly when not with each other. Same goes for a Boxer and a Lab that grew up from puppyhood together without separation.

    Separating during the day, walking, playing and training separately are really important for pups bought up together.

  9. #9

    Default

    Thanks for all the advice. Yes they are littermates. And Mitte, did you get Kuro from Kouzoku? because that is where I'm getting my two pups from. I was just wondering, how do you know when the pups need to go to the toilet? I've heard from Tim that his pups are already toilet trained, so would the pups just bug you if it needs to go to the toilet?

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Rural NSW
    Posts
    5,967

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Keira & Phoenix View Post
    But did you dogs always grow up together from puppy hood or did you have an adult dog and bring in a puppy?

    Puppies left together CAN bond to each other more than there humans.
    I have seen it and it isn't a pretty thing. I know of GSD siblings who were raised together and not separated, they cannot function properly when not with each other. Same goes for a Boxer and a Lab that grew up from puppyhood together without separation.

    Separating during the day, walking, playing and training separately are really important for pups bought up together.
    Totally disagree but this is only my point of view from my own experience.
    I have also never seen other litter mates that have these problems when brought up together.

    I have the mother and 2 of the pups.
    The pups were toilet trained together but otherwise yes, separate training is needed.

    I had no problems at all about them bonding more with each other more than me. I am at home 24/7 mostly not out working. Now they are nearly 2 years old another of their litter mates is back with me.

    I think it is all going to depend on your tolerance of puppy destruction and lots of messes until they are toilet trained in the way you want them to be if it will work for you or not.

    Do you also have a plan B in mind for when you are away overnight or away on holidays?
    Last edited by Di_dee1; 09-30-2011 at 12:42 PM.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •