Congratulations! You’ve almost reached the long weekend – which means more quality time with your furry friend. Whether it’s a BBQ, beach, or park, you have a cornucopia of ways to enjoy the break with your pooch. Here are our tips for getting the most out of each setting!
A long weekend at the beach
For warmer times of year, a day at the beach is an ideal choice for Dog Owners. Australia boasts a long list of dog-friendly beaches, so you shouldn’t have trouble honing in on the right locale. Keep in mind, however, that the beach can pose hazards to even the hardiest of dogs. Sun damage, salt water, ocean currents, and overheating can all ruin your pooch’s day, so make sure they’re ready.
To prep your pooch for a day at the beach, click here.
A long weekend at the park
A tried and tested ground for doggy bonding, the park will always mean good times for your furry friend. Before you reach for the leash, though, make sure you’re ready to conquer the park’s unique challenges. Knowing how to avoid a scuffle with other dogs is crucial, as is watching for park-centric dangers.
Make sure you and your pup are park-ready by reading our blog post on park etiquette.
A long weekend at a BBQ
Unless it’s raining, summer long weekends mean one thing: BBQs! Why not let your pet whiz around a backyard while you and your friends enjoy a fry-up? A BBQ can be a perfect way for your dog to socialise with other people in a controlled environment. However, a BBQ isn’t without risk: access to the grill, dangerous foods, and insect repellant can all threaten your pooch.
Fortunately, like a grill-friendly Batman, you can negate the perils of a BBQ with prep time. Read our BBQ safety tips to find out more!
A long weekend at the pub
“Wait a minute,” I hear you begin. “I can’t take my dog to the pub!”
While many pubs ban dogs, there are watering holes from Darwin to Hobart that grant entry to human’s best friend. In fact, we’ve compiled a list of some of Australia’s most dog-friendly pubs. Take a look and grab a pint with your pooch!
Are you planning a long weekend holiday? Book a Mad Paws Pet Sitter to take your dog to the park while you’re away!