10 Things Only City Dog Owners Understand

Sometimes having a City dog is the best thing in the world, other times the world makes it unnecessarily hard on us and our dogs. Having said that, we compiled a list of 10 things that every City Dog owner will understand.


1. When your dog will only pee on grass and there is none to be found nearby

Photo by Creative Commons

Photo by Creative Commons

2. Being on Trash alert

Picture curtosy of http://www.resetsanfrancisco.org


3. No Dogs Allowed signs when you just want to have brunch with your pup

Dog Friendly pub in the UK

4. Apartments having age/weight/breed restrictions

Small Dogs only 🙁


5. Taxi drivers giving you the evil eye and refusing to stop


6. Running out of poo bags while your dog poops in front of the fine sign


7. The joy of finding a fully enclosed dog park


8. Letting your dog play in the fresh snow before anyone else in the city is awake

Dog in the snow- Creative Commons: John Talbot


9. Never letting Fido off lead 🙁


10. Training a puppy to pee outdoors and living on the 12th floor


  1. February 10, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    All of these!!! What makes it especially “ruff” for me and Henry is that Henry is dog reactive, and it’s hard to avoid other dogs. Finding a dog park is tricky (no car, none nearby, and always other dogs!) and it’s a bummer not being able to bring him to all of the fun dog events the city has to offer.

    • City Dog Expert
      February 12, 2017 / 5:26 pm

      I know it’s so hard with reactive dogs 🙁

  2. February 10, 2017 / 9:56 pm

    As much as I love the city, can’t imagine trying to live in the city with a dog. I’m thankful for my big backyard!

    • City Dog Expert
      February 12, 2017 / 5:25 pm

      We have a tiny back yard but the dogs love it

  3. February 10, 2017 / 10:24 pm

    Bentley and Pierre are never off leash except in our fenced backyard but I know they would hate not being able to run free. We found finding grassy areas to be a problem on our most recent road trip. I do not understand weight restrictions in apartments.

    • City Dog Expert
      February 12, 2017 / 5:24 pm

      So many restrictions in so many places. It is heartbreaking at times

    • City Dog Expert
      February 12, 2017 / 5:24 pm

      hahahahahahaahahah bacon is so random!! Which city? Houdini is asking 😉

  4. Jane
    February 11, 2017 / 12:52 am

    Brings back memories of living in the city and reminds me of how blessed my fur babies and I are now, living in the mountains.

    • City Dog Expert
      February 12, 2017 / 5:23 pm

      oh wow, the mountains. Sounds incredible

  5. February 11, 2017 / 1:34 am

    You made me smile with this list – I can’t imagine keeping a dog in an apartment in the city. We always had access to big open spaces and a huge backyard when we had a dog.

    • City Dog Expert
      February 12, 2017 / 5:16 pm

      Try 3 dogs in a city apartment lol

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