Best and worst dog breeds for apartments according to TikTok dog trainer Garret Wing
A dog trainer with more than 20 years of experience has dished out the three worst breeds for apartments.
Garret Wing from the USA has worked with breeds of all ages from puppies to police dogs.
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With decades of experience, the professional trainer said there are three breeds he would never recommend for apartment living.
The first is the super energetic Border Collie.
“Border Collies are raised and bred to herd sheep,” Garret explained in a viral TikTok video.
He says the breed has a strong desire to herd basically everything around them.
“If you don’t have sheep running around your condo complex, then you don’t want to have a border collie because they will try to herd your neighbors and your friends who come to visit,” he said.
“You have far too much energy.”
The second breed on Garret’s no-apartment list was the Australian Cattle Dog.
“These dogs have to run miles and miles and miles,” he explained.
“And if you don’t let them run once, twice, even three times a day, they’re going to go haywire in your apartment, which is too cramped and too claustrophobic for them.”
“Spawns of Satan”
The Last Race? The Jack Russell Terrier.
“The devil himself,” Garret described the dog.
“These are little devil breeds that are just too wild and too much terrier in them.
“You will want to chase cats and other pets living in your apartment complex and try to destroy them if you are not careful and very careful.”
He says the breed is “also too vocal for an apartment situation.”
His video has been viewed nearly a million times, and many homeowners have endorsed his list.
“I sit in my apartment and look at my border collie knowing he’s going to be number one. I love them, but mistakes have been made,” confessed one woman.
Another said: “I’m sitting in my flat looking at my friend’s Jack Russell ticking all those boxes.”
While one added: “My dog is a quarter Jack Russell and that quarter is a bloody menace.”
However, not everyone agreed.
“It depends on your lifestyle, not where you live,” said one.
“I have a border collie in an apartment and he is quite happy. We go for walks, hikes and he is everyone’s favorite puppy in our apartment.”
Another revealed: “Oh dear I have a devil myself – the Jack Russell Terrier in my apartment. I coached him from the start so he’s a good boy now.”
Best Apartment Dogs
For those looking to buy a dog in a small space, Garret says there are three “best small breeds” that are perfect for apartments.
“We like the pug because it’s small and friendly, doesn’t bark a lot and doesn’t require a lot of exercise, which makes it ideal for apartment living,” he said.
“The Cavalier King Charles is very friendly with other dogs and pets and is great with the elderly who may also live in an apartment.
“And finally the Shih Tzu. Again a small easy to train dog who is very happy to be with his owners and also socialize with other people and dogs.
“And guess what? Doesn’t bark much.”
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