Aside from your everyday, rambunctious household poodles and shih tzus, there exists a special canine breed: service dogs. Service and guide dogs perform tasks for individuals that need assistance doing routine tasks—service and guide dogs are primarily seen as extensions of the individual they are with. The skills of service and guide dogs range from fetching newspapers to navigating their owner through the bustling world. They can even be trained to indicate if they’re defecating or urinating by making their back flat or curved. That way, their owner can feel their spine and scoop up waste in a dog disposal bag if needed.
As a property manager, welcoming pets into your community could just be the business boost you’ve been looking for. Over three quarters of renters own pets, and making your community open to four-legged family members could encourage this segment of the population to start calling your property home. If you’ve been considering adding pet-parents to your list of potential future tenants, or are ready to make the switch, check out our top four implementation tips below.
It’s almost time for crisp air and crunchy leaves, not to mention cooler autumn weather. With the changing of the seasons also comes a perennial downer: allergy season. While you think you may be suffering the worst with watery eyes and constant sniffling, you may not be. Your furry companions are susceptible to allergies too, albeit with different symptoms. Allergies in dogs (and even cats) are a real problem and all too common. The most common allergy, atopy, causes skin irritation, such as in the paws or face. Learning the types of allergies your dog can face will help you prepare for a better change of seasons.