Etiquette for the Traveling Dog
call ahead to make sure an establishment or place allows dogs.
travel with a well-behaved dog that is friendly to people and especially
children. If your dog is not comfortable around other people, you might
consider taking your dog to obedience classes or hiring a professional
keep your dog leashed. People that are afraid of dogs or even people with
leashed dogs will greatly appreciate it. Plus most hotel owners, restaurant
owners, store owners, and festival coordinators require your dog to be on
clean up after your dog. Pet stores sell pooper scooper bags. You can also
buy sandwich bags from your local grocery store. They work quite well and
leave your dog alone in the hotel room. The number one reason hotel
management does not allow dogs is because some people leave them in the room
alone. Some dogs, no matter how well-trained, can cause damage, bark
continuously or scare the housekeepers. Unless the hotel management allows
it, please make sure your dog is never left alone in the room. We have even
found a case where two dogs were stolen from a hotel room.
you are in the room with your dog, place the Do Not Disturb sign on the door
or keep the dead bolt locked. Many housekeepers have been surprised or
scared by dogs when entering a room.
your dog needs to go to the bathroom, take him or her away from the hotel
rooms and the bushes located right next to the rooms. Try to find some dirt
or bushes near the parking lot. Some hotels have a designated pet walk area.
a close eye on your dog and make sure they do not go to the bathroom in the
store. Store owners that allow dogs inside assume that responsible dog
owners will be entering their store. Before entering a dog-friendly store,
visit your local pet store first. They are by far the most forgiving. If
your dog does not go to the bathroom there, then you are off to a great
start! If your dog does make a mistake in any store, offer to clean it up.
Before you visit an establishment or place, please
contact them and verify that they are still dog-friendly and available, as policies
and management change frequently. All places listed on DogFriendly.com require
your dog to be leashed and under your direct control unless specified otherwise
by an establishments (including parks and beaches) management. Please be aware
of local Breed-Specific
Laws that may be in place where you are visiting. The information
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