Can’t leave your lockdown puppy at home but you’ve had a ruff day or in need of the hair of the dog? Anything is pawsible if you follow our 5 Top Tips for taking your dog to the pub.
Is the pub dog friendly?
There’s nothing worse than turning up to a pawty uninvited…
Here at WagIt we hand-pick our favourite spots for you, including pubs, bars and restaurants – all who welcome dogs. Choosing the right pub environment is essential in ensuring that your dog will be as cosy as possible. Different pubs will have different vibes, so make sure your dog has the same taste as you!
Also, check what’s going on at the pub, your four-legged friend might not enjoy being at the pub during a footie match, especially an England final!
Take your pup for a walk before
Think, has my dog had enough exercise today? Ensure your dog has had a long walk (and gone to the toilet!) before heading to the pub, so when they arrive they can sit down and get comfortable and you can let sleeping dogs lie!
You don’t want to overwhelm your pooch too much. Start by going at quiet hours and for a short amount of time.
Choose the right seat
Will my dog be a good pub-guest? How well does my dog get on with other dogs? Will my dog be happy in the same room as other pups?
Your pup will need to be under control, so think about where it is best to sit. If it’s raining cats and dogs, you’ll want to sit inside and request a table in the corner or by a wall. Stay away from door entrances – you don’t want people asking who let the dogs out.
Remember: If it’s a hot summer day and you’re wanting to sit outside in the beer garden, be careful in the heat – hot dogs aren’t always a good thing!
Take pup supplies
Forget handbag dogs, bring your dog’s handbag! Remember to take dog treats, a lead, pop-up water bowl and your WagIt blanket for your pup to chill on. If your pooch finds it hard to stay still, take a stuffed Kong, or a puzzle – anything which will keep their brain busy and reward them.
Know when it’s time to leave…
…that’s a tip for you and your pup!
As you know one human year is the equivalent to seven dog years, so for your pup, time will feel like furever. Dogs who become restless and feel uncomfortable display these behaviours: licking their lips, turning their head away, yawning and won’t settle.
Finally, don’t give up! Keep trying and remember to always think about things from your dog’s point of view and we’re sure they’ll have a ball. Bone Appetite!
For more doggy tips and tricks check out our other blogs here.