Things to think about if bringing your dog to a festival or event.

May 01, 2023


Consider First

  • Will your dog enjoy the outing
  • Does your dog have the training and temperament for a busy environment
  • Is your dog comfortable around children, strollers, loud sounds and crowds.
  • Your dog should be so well behaved people don’t even notice they are there.
  • Check the weather and make sure it’s not too hot or too cold for your dog.

What to Bring

  • Treats
  • Booties
  • Poop bags
  • Water/Dish
  • Short Leash
  • Identification Tags
  • Shade if needed
  • Stroller for small dogs

Proper Etiquette

  • You are responsible for WATCHING your dog at all times, do not turn your back on your dog
  • Be AWARE of who is approaching your dog at all times.
  • No meet and greets with random dogs, it’s not playtime. This is not the dog park.
  • Watch for children, strollers, bikes, etc., things that move fast.
  • Carry high-value treats and be ready to train your dog.
  • If your dog may not be ready, go early or late, or stay around the edges of an event.
  • Don’t let your dog potty anywhere, especially not ON things. If your dog does potty – Clean it up!
  • Don’t let your dog greet people or jump on people.
  • Do not let your dog bark or be disruptive in any way.
  • Keep your dog under control & close by
  • Do not turn your back on your dog
  • Do not use a retractable leash.
  • Use a short leash, and keep your dog within one foot of you at all times.
  • Keep your dog away from food, people that are eating, etc.
  • If your dog seems anxious or uncomfortable, you should remove him from the situation.
  • Little dogs should be carried or ride in a stroller/wagon – it is not safe to be underfoot.

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