That may not even be the apartment owner's fault: The insurance policies on our rentals do not allow pit bulls. Momma lab was absolutely the sweetest thing at 7 months old when we got her. She would climb up in my lap and sleep on her back when I sat in a recliner chair. But she did have to chew up everything possible. She loved plastic flower pots above all else. She would run down the driveway with a 5 gallon pot in her mouth that was almost bigger then her. I'm on my third TV remote and she's trained me to put it away in a drawer when I leave the room.

My only regret is we only have little kiddy pools, so the dogs have to lay down on their sides to get wet all over. Back when we had an in-ground our Lab at the time would just spontaneously go for a swim any time of day.