Because of its compact size, the Coton de Tulear is an ideal companion dog for apartment dwellers. While they do love to run free in the outdoors, Cotons are traditionally indoor dogs. If you live in an apartment and you're undecided which breed of dog you should adopt, you should seriously consider purchasing a Coton de Tulear. Besides being cute and cuddly, these energetic companion dogs can get plenty of exercise even if you live in an apartment.
When you first bring your Coton home, you should spend plenty of time to house break your new pet. This is an ideal time to introduce your companion to a daily exercise routine. Living in an apartment will require a little creativity on your part to provide your Coton with daily exercise. As an apartment dweller, you should make sure you have exclusive space that belongs only to your new Coton. That space should include a crate or a bed for your new dog, and there should be enough room for your Coton to get exercise in your absence. Puppy treadmills are available, but pricey. Your best bet is to make use of your apartment and the great outdoors to keep your dog slim and trim!
If exercise equipment is out of your price range, a half an hour play session will get your Coton riled up enough to count as exercise. Even a mild indoor game of fetch or wrestling will get your Coton's heart pumping and blood flowing.
Living in an apartment allows you and your Coton to go out and explore the great outdoors together. If you're a fan of hiking, take your Coton with you; this breed of dog has the endurance to keep up with you for several miles. Just make sure you bring lots of water for you and your Coton! At least 30 minutes of walking every day will give your new companion plenty of exercise to stay healthy.
Cotons love to swim too. If you live in an apartment building that has an outdoor pool, you can enjoy a few laps together. If you live near a lake or an ocean, allow your Coton to get its little paws wet but make sure it doesn't swim out too far. Cotons have a tendency to get lost in the fun and they may end up miles and miles away if you don't keep an eye on them. With tons of energy, your Coton will also excel in various elements of dog sports. These creatures are agile and they have incredible coordination, making them ideal pets for a good game of catch. Whatever your outdoor adventure may be, your Coton will surely enjoy the experience.