Monthly Archives: September 2019
Being a dog in the city isn’t easy. In fact, it can be so stressful that it inspired New York’s first members-only indoor dog park, The Barker NYC. Here, founder Brittany O’Steen has created a peaceful doggie haven where pets can run off-leash through green space and natural elements, worry-free. We chatted with O’Steen to get her insight on city dog parenting and what gear is a must.
The Chuck & Don's + Barker Urban Survival Kit
TAKE CARE OF YOUR PET'S MENTAL HEALTH
"The biggest adjustment for dogs that are new to the city is adapting to the overstimulation; smells, sounds, foot and vehicle traffic, etc. For dogs who are experiencing anxiety, it's best for owners to keep their walking routes familiar, shorter in distance and more frequent until they grow accustomed to their surroundings. We found a cadence of routine and exercise that wor