I had one for Ella and she was able to figure it out. I lived on the 3rd floor and had a cheap door that was a glass slide addition to the sliding glass door. I had a balcony (she couldn't jump off) so I thought she could get some sun when I was at work. I even had a pooch potty that I filled with sod. She never used it so I stopped. I don't know if she used it but I don't have a backyard so I didn't have to worry about the other tgings. Not an option now b/c I moved to the first floor that goes out to the street.
We have one Leo uses but ONLY when Im home. When Im out its locked so he cant get out and no one or anything can come in. Luckily we dont have skunks where I live :yuk:
I personally find it great, he can come and go as he pleases, my garden is completely walled so he's very safe, as I said I wouldnt leave it open at night or when Im not home.
I live in an apartment as well and leave the balcony door open when I'm home, weather permitting. It was really nice the other day so I thought I'd leave the door ajar for Gracie to get some sun (Lady stays in the kitchen). After about two hours at work I got a call from my super saying my dog had been barking outside for two hours straight!!! It's weird because she doesnt really bark when I am home, except sometimes at dogs below but she stops when I tell her. Obviously she doesnt have the same restraint when she's alone - so no more of that!
Originally Posted by anniemac