With huskies being so active and energetic, can they adapt to living inside an apartment?
I get this question a lot, so it’s time to answer it properly in a single article. Let’s cover everything owners should know about huskies living in apartments.
The quick answer: Yes, huskies can live in apartments without issues so long as they receive enough exercise and time spent outside every day. Huskies have no problem living in smaller spaces.
4 Things To Know About Huskies In Apartments
Whether you already live in an apartment and want a husky or it’s the other way around, it can work out just fine in most situations.
1. Huskies don’t need that much living space…
People think that huskies need a lot of space, while this is understandable, it’s not all that true…
Yes, huskies are highly energetic, active, and love to move around, but this need is easily met if owners take their husky outside each day (which they should be anyway).
The truth is that huskies don’t roam around, and are happy to lay and rest, assuming their exercise needs have been taken care of already.
I have many friends with enormous yards and their huskies rarely use it, unless actively engaging with their owner. When left to their own devices, they just chill.
2. Spending enough time outside every day
What will make or break apartment living for a husky, is how much exercise they receive and time spent outside.
- Apartment living WILL NOT WORK if a husky is deprived of exercise and a good amount of time outside running and moving around.
As long as this happens, then they will be content to lay and chill even in a small living space.
- 90 minutes of exercise per day should be the minimum for healthy adult huskies. Ideally, this is split into two sessions, 45 minutes in the morning and another in the evening.
3. Not leaving a husky alone in an apartment
Huskies hate being left alone, regardless of whether they live in a small apartment or a mansion.
However, the small space of an apartment could increase their frustration and stress quicker than if they had a bigger space…
Still, the main takeaway from this is that for a husky to feel content in an apartment, they can’t be left alone all day.
4. Potty training in an apartment
Many apartments may not have a yard, or at least not one you can let your dog do their business.
The best thing to do is to train your husky to potty in one specific place in the apartment. You may use a potty pad to help with this.
Although I wouldn’t advise using potty pads, when owners do not have their own yard, they become helpful are recommended.
Ideally, if you can take your husky out enough throughout the day, pees and poops inside the apartment shouldn’t be all that many!
Key Points Summarized
Let’s give a quick overview of the most important points to know when owning a husky in an apartment.
- Huskies do not mind having a small living space. Period.
- Huskies still need a lot of time spent outside each day. 90 minutes at least
- Exercise and time spent outside should be prioritized at the start of the day
- Huskies should not be left alone for more than 4-5 hours at a time in an apartment
- Potty training may be difficult, but potty pads can help with this
- Owners must be attentive to their husky and act on any obvious signs of unhappiness or irritation
You Want a Husky, But Live in an Apartment?
There shouldn’t be any problem with this so long as you can provide your husky with enough exercise, stimulation, and time spent outside each and every day.
As explained above, huskies don’t really need a large living space, despite what many people believe.
Whether or not this works out is completely in the hands of the owner.
And remember to ensure your apartment complex will have no issues with a Siberian husky living there, before you get one!
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