You have done everything you need to do: looked at a hundred different apartments, chosen the one you loved, organized and filled out all of the necessary paperwork, and now your dream apartment is in your grasp; you can picture yourself moving in and how you’re going to decorate it, but there’s one thing left to do and this task isn’t under your control, but the control of your canine. Yep, that’s right; it is now your dog’s turn to pass a test and if he does not, then you cannot move in to your new apartment.
All you can think about is finding an apartment that is pet-friendly. All your potential neighbor can think about is the fact that the last person who lived in that apartment had a dog that never seemed to be quiet. There has to be a happy medium somewhere, right? Now, co-op boards are bringing your little pooches in for an interview, but that’s not all; they want letters of recommendation from others who know your dog best (dog walkers, groomers, neighbors) as well explains the New York Times. You read correctly; co-op boards are now looking to put your dog through what they say are necessary tests to decide whether or not they are willing to allow you to bring your pet with you on your move.
Trainers are holding sessions to train your dogs how to behave during a co-op interview. If you want to purchase an apartment in a building that’s pet-friendly and you’re planning on purchasing a co-op, preparing your dog for a co-op interview might be necessary. Nobody wants noisy neighbors. The co-op board might give your dog a frustration test, showing them a treat or toy, but not giving it to them to test how much noise they make when they are disappointed, or they’ll go over basic commands to see how your dog responds, and do an anxiety test to see how the dog reacts when it is separated from its owners. These tests should not cause stress in your animals; they are all tests to see how your dog behaves and how much noise it makes during different situations. As you prepare all of your information when putting an application in for a specific apartment, find out if your dog will have to undergo an interview with the co-op board; if they do, it might be time to hire a trainer who can tutor your dog on the dos and don’ts of passing the test.