Days out with a dog
With National Dog Friendly Day taking place on 29th May approaching, many dog friendly local venues are encouraging us to plan a family day out with our dogs rather than them being left behind at home.
Train in preparation:
Training can teach dogs to be calm, switch off and relax beside you. Training can be simple, such as Teaching ‘settle’ by spending few minutes on your walk to stop at a bench.
To find some training exercises you can try yourself there is a wealth of information online for example, The Rucksack Walk' developed by Steve Mann’s founder of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT), or, how to teach a dog 'place' using place board training.
Alternatively, you may wish to seek professional guidance by employing a qualified dog trainer.
Check venues are dog friendly:
When visiting other venues, if it is unclear on their website whether they are dog friendly, either give them a call, or check ‘Tripadvisor’. Type the place into the search bar of the site, clicking reviews, and under ‘Show reviews that mention’ typing ‘'dog friendly'.
Start with short visits:
Emma is a Professional Dog Trainer near Linton and there are many places local to Anglian Dog Works to visit, such as Wylde Sky Brewing in Linton. They welcome dogs both outside and in the taproom on a lead. Water is always available. Plus, they home bake dog biscuits from their spent grain which are available for good boys and girls! Making it a perfect spot for you both to get a couple of drinks.
When this is well practised, you can extend the duration of the dogs’ days out such as a pub meal: The Three Hills in Bartlow is ideal, they “love dogs” and they are welcome in the garden, covered patio dining area, and bar.
Emma Filby & her dog Thea; fully accredited professional dog trainer by The Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT).
Photo credit: Daniel Palmer @wildlife_cameraman on socials.