I live in a two bedroom apartment without a balcony. I want a dog and research tells me that Italian greyhounds are great for apartment living. I like the look and demenour of this breed. Are they ok in an apartment and can they be house trained? Anyone with experience?
All dogs can be housetrained – the question is more are you prepared to be dedicated, consistent and patient, and stick to a routine until it’s cracked, even if it takes months? Whilst some people may find toy and small breeds slightly more difficult to housebreak because of smaller bladder size, those factors all play a much larger part than breed.
Iggies can be great in apartments, as long as they’re being provided with stimulation, and given plenty of exercise outdoors. Properly exercised and trained, few dogs will be hyperactive indoors.
The I.G parent club can provide more comprehensive and specific information about the breed, including health concerns and training tips. Contact the club secretary and they can recommend good books and literature for first-time owners: http://www.italiangreyhound.org/