Watch out, doggie bags! Fido is skipping the leftovers and getting a fresh bite of dinner by dining out with his owner! Dogs in increasingly pet-friendly cities all over the world are enjoying more quality time with their owners by accompanying them out to eat. With the display of proper doggie etiquette from participating pooches, this trend will hopefully continue to grow.
Dogs are being welcomed in bars celebrating “yappy hour” ,on select outdoor dining patios, and inside a few restaurants designed for pet-lovers. Some of these locations are even catering to the dogs with their own canine connoisseur menu! As a result, these locations are getting booming business from ecstatic pet lovers, dogs and owners are spending more time together, and pet enthusiasts and their dogs are getting the opportunity to socialize with one another and make new friends.
To find a pet-friendly dining location near you, visit dogfriendly.com or petsonthego.com.
If these websites lead you and your dog to a place to dine, follow these steps before heading out:
Once you are at your dining location, be very aware of your dog's behavior and follow the etiquette steps listed below:
Using appropriate etiquette while eating out with your pooch will help encourage more public locations to welcome our furry friends. Show your gratitude to the current pet-friendly businesses and give pooches in public a good name by practicing ideal dog and owner behavior. Above all, have fun and enjoy the extra time you get to spend out with your canine companion.