These Roommates Are Ready To Kick Out Their Friend And Her Insane Dog!
Dog Trainer Cesar Millan steps in to calm an out-of-control dog before the pup and his owner are evicted by the terrorized roommates!
While Sarah loves her Boston Terrier, Moes, her roommates feel the opposite. Moes is out of control, frantically running around the apartment, barking, door dashing, and climbing on tables and furniture. Tired of being terrorized in their own home, roommates Andrea and Erica call on Dog Expert Cesar Millan for help as a last ditch effort. If Cesar can’t get Moes’ chaotic behavior under control, Andrea and Erica are ready to tell Sarah and her dog to start packing. Watch what Cesar does in the below clip from this episode of “Cesar 911.”
Within a few minutes of observing Moes’ frantic behavior, Cesar remarks that “this dog is so full of energy he’s bouncing around like a ping pong ball in every direction.” In order to fix Moes’ behavior issues, Cesar first has to calm the Boston Terrier’s seemingly endless amount of frenetic energy. Once Moes is calmer, Cesar can begin to address his behavioral issues, including door dashing and refusing to go in a crate. But in order for Cesar to set Moes up for lasting success, the three roommates will have to act as a pack to reinforce the dog’s training. However, working together to train Moes seems to bring the ladies together instead of tearing their friendship apart.
If you have roommates, it’s important to follow proper etiquette to prevent your roommates from wanting to evict you and your dog. Something as simple as showing respect and consideration toward other residents of the home can go a long way in creating a happy home. Make sure to follow these 6 social etiquette rules to ensure a harmonious living environment with your roommates and your pets.
Whether you are looking for a new roommate to move in with you or are considering adopting a new pet, be upfront about your animal ownership status or goals. Ideally, you will be living with fellow animal lovers who won’t mind, but some people are adamant about not having pets in their home or have allergies. You want to be upfront and honest about this situation so your roommate isn’t unpleasantly surprised to meet your fur baby on move-in day. If you already have a roommate and want to adopt a new pet soon, asking for your roommate’s permission shows a lot of respect and consideration. If your potential roommate isn’t okay with pets in the home, it may be best to keep that person as a friend and find someone else to live with.
Every roommate will respond differently to various situations, and it’s important to establish ground rules and boundaries when it comes to your pet early on. While your roommate lives in the same house or apartment as you, your pet belongs to you and is not your roommate’s responsibility. It’s important to respect your roommate’s boundaries and to not expect or assume she wants to be overly involved in your pet’s care or training. If your roommate does want to be involved in your pet’s daily routine, that’s totally fine and she can be within reason. But if not, that’s okay, too. If you do need someone to watch your pet while you are away temporarily, nicely ask your roommates to help you out without assuming living in the same space automatically makes your pet their responsibility by default.
Your roommate may also prefer that your pet does not climb on certain furniture or go into your roommate’s bedroom. Respect your roommate’s wishes by keeping doors closed as physical barriers, or teach your pet the proper behavior. Your roommates would likely also appreciate it if your pet kept his distance from items they deem valuable, such as a favorite pair of expensive shoes.
Take responsibility for damaged items.
As all pet parents know, it’s impossible to prevent all accidents. If your pet has a bathroom accident on the floor or carpet, take initiative to get it cleaned and sanitized. If your pet damages your roommate’s belongings, take on a mindset of “you break it, you buy it.” Help your roommate replace or fix the damaged item however you can. If your roommates make you aware of damage caused by your pet, calmly process the information and take initiative to find a solution instead of becoming angry or defensive.
Keep your pet and supplies clean.
A stinky pet can make a whole house smell bad. Keep your pet clean, and try to prevent your furbaby from creating unnecessary messes. While your pet should obviously be allowed to play and have fun, make sure to clean up toys and treats when playtime is over. Something as simple as wiping your pet’s paws prior to coming inside after a hike on a dirty trail goes a long way when it comes to keeping roommates happy.
In addition, be aware of where all your pet supplies are located. Don’t let your pet care items take over the entire house. If you have pet care items that start to smell, such as a litter box, make sure you are cleaning it frequently to spare your roommates from unwanted odors. Pet beds can also start to smell, so it’s recommended to wash these approximately once per week.
Respect quiet hours.
You and your pet need to be respectful of your roommates during designated quiet hours as much as possible. These quiet hours should be determined when you are initially setting ground rules and boundaries with your roommates early on in your relationship. These hours may be at night when people are trying to sleep, or for a period during the day if your roommates work remotely from home. You can respect these hours by preventing your pet from vocalizing at night, or potentially taking your pet on a trip to the dog park to play while your roommate is on an important work call. Of course, our pets are not perfect and sometimes may make noise when they are supposed to be calm and quiet. As long as this is not a frequent occurrence and you are apologetic, any rational roommate will understand.
Be open to feedback.
Always be open minded and willing to hear feedback from your roommates, as communication is key for maintaining good relationships. Once you’ve been living together for a while, the rules and boundaries set when you first moved in may need to be tweaked. Your roommate may want to be more or less involved. Similarly, something about your pet’s routine or behavior may have started to bother your roommate, and you need to be willing to look for possible solutions. As the pet’s owner, you should also take initiative from time to time to check in with your roommates and make sure they are still happy with the situation.