Kids + Pets

4 ways to get a potential landlord to like your dog

By Margot Slade  | March 7, 2011 - 7:53AM

We've written before about how to get your dog past a co-op board. (Bottom line: Avoid the 'interview' if you can by getting your dog good-citizen certified and submitting character references. If not, at least train your dog not to bark at doorbells, the most common pop-quiz performed at an interview.)  A recent thread on StreetEasy reminds us that landlords too may need some persuading even when an apartment is advertised as pet friendly.  Some tips include:

  1. E-mail photographs of your dog along with your pet’s size, weight and breed. E–mail photos of your dog interacting with people and other animals, too.
  2. Explain what the daily routine will be and how your dog will have enough exercise so as not to be a bother.
  3. Ensure (through training if necessary) that your dog will not bark throughout the day. 
  4. Convey a sense of responsibility about making sure your dog behaves and about cleaning up after her/him.

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Related posts:

How to get your dog past a co-op board 

5 hours, 4 Yorkies, 1 UES co-op board interview

Petiquette 101: Apartment manners for your dog 

Shut yer dog: How far can a board go?

How to spy on your dog walker





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