Can Cockapoos Live In An Apartment?

Yeah, they can. I mean, why can’t they? Other dog’s do.

However, my own personal opinion is that an apartment is not suitable for a cockapoo. It’s your opinion but if I lived in an apartment I don’t think it would suit Luna.

Maybe you have split up with a partner and had to downsize to an apartment and are taking your dog with you. I can see why you are taking your dog, as I would do the same thing.

Can They Live In An Apartment?

Let’s look at this debate in some more depth as all the information I’ve seen about them being suitable is all on American sites. Their apartments are likely to be bigger and fancier than ours in the UK.

Toilet Training

Puppy training will be possible in a flat, but it will be much harder. I’ve written another article here on puppy pad training, but I think it would be so much harder if I lived in a flat and I don’t know how I would approach it. 

Luna Sometimes Needs To Go Out at 4 am

This is very rare, but sometimes she will wake me up at 4 am or some other random time in the morning. It’s frustrating, but I can’t ignore her as she’s letting me know she needs to pop to the bathroom and doesn’t want to make a mess inside. I can’t imagine how hard this would be if I was in a 4th-floor apartment. I’d have to put some shoes on, walk down the stairs etc.

In a house, it’s still a pain (as I like my sleep) but we can just head to the back garden, she has a quick wee, and then we head back inside.

Ground Floor Apartment 

Personally, the only way I would own a cockapoo in an apartment is if it was a ground-floor apartment. Preferably one with some nice double doors that go out onto a shared garden so that it’s easier just to let my dog out.

More Neighbours

As discussed a lot on this site before, cockapoos can suffer from separation anxiety. This means that if they are left there’s a higher chance they could bark a lot. This could not only annoy 1 neighbour (if you lived in a semi-detached house) but it could also annoy neighbours below, above and side to side.

Also, with their being more neighbours around there’s a bigger chance they will make more noise, which could put your dog on edge and make them bark more. This then ends up in a vicious circle.

Make Sure Dogs Are Allowed

A lot of apartments don’t allow any sort of pets. Make sure you double-check with your landlord to make sure dogs are allowed. The last thing you want is to move in and then face eviction or having to find somewhere else for your dog to live while you sort it out.

Plenty Of Exercise

If you do decide to have a cockapoo in your apartment then you will need to make sure it gets plenty of exercise. They are a needy dog who will require daily exercise. Being trapped inside an apartment all day will not be suitable. Living in a house I do have the option of “Its too cold tonight” let’s play some ball in the garden.

Final Thoughts

I hope I haven’t sounded too negative in this article. It is possible to live with an apartment with a Cockapoo, I just think it would be hard work and not an ideal situation.