Activities for Kids and Dogs That Live in Apartments

Activities for Kids and Dogs That Live in Apartments

Activities for Kids and Dogs That Live in Apartments

When you live in an apartment with a family, you are already living in close quarters.  When you also have a dog in your family, this can add to the clutter, the messes, and the activity levels.  At 500 East Apartments in Daytona, FL, many of our residences offer dog-friendly accommodations that allow families to have their pets with them in their apartments.  We value keeping the family together, but this doesn't mean parents aren't faced with the challenge of what to do with their kids and dog.  Here is a list of activities that can entertain both kids and dogs in apartments so that parents can have their sanity.

Teach the dog new tricks

Teaching your dog to respond to commands can not only be helpful, but it can also be fun.  Working with your dog can increase his attention span.  He'll likely sit nice, roll over, play dead, or give paw in order to get another tasty treat from your kid.  This is a great way for the two of them to bond and stay calm indoors.  

Paint a portrait of your dog

If you are up for the challenge, take out the paint (preferably washable) and let your kids paint a portrait of their dog.  Your kids will have such a great time using their creativity to paint a picture of the dog and also be an artist for a day.  Also, you can turn this into wall art if you have any canvases or frames.  This activity, like most when dogs and children mix, requires parental guidance.  The last thing you want is to walk into a room and realize that your furry bud is covered in purple paint.

Have a dog photoshoot

Set up a doggie photoshoot in your apartment for your kids and your dog.  Let your kids go behind the camera to capture their furry friend in different poses and in different settings.  This can happen at home, or for those of you who are more adventurous, you can go outside on the apartment grounds and to the dog park to capture the scenery. 

Go to the Dog Park

Taking your dog outdoors for some adventures is great for the entire family.  The outdoors offers many benefits to renew your energy and connect with nature, and your dog will love the attention and fresh air just as much as your kids.  If your dog walks well on a leash, let your kids lead them on a walk on our trails.  Or maybe your dog loves playing fetch in our fenced-in dog park.  Have your kids throw the ball to their furry friend to tire everyone out once they all come back inside the apartment.

If you are looking for dog-friendly apartments in Daytona, FL, contact us today to hear about our availability and our accommodations for your family and your furry friend.

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