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The Consequences of Not
Socializing your Dog
Crash Course Weight Pull
OFA vs. PennHip
Supplements and Medications at Home
How to Treat Hot Spots
How to Make a Wicket
How to Make a Bloat Kit
Insights from Christine Zink, Phd, DVM
How much should
Greater Swiss Health
P2Y12: What it doesn't mean
Insights from Christine Zink, Phd, DVM
How to Research Dog Show
Danger of Fake Service Dogs
How to Transport a Puppy
Greater Swiss Facebook
The Hybrid Vigor Myth
Raw Diet and Other Recipes
How NOT to
So you want a dog?
How Restaurants can Impress Patrons with Service Dogs
Things you didn't know about being a
Therapy Dog Handler.
many Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs are in the US?
How many Lowchens
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Welcome to the Original
Austin Dog Friendly list where Mouse and I have enjoying dog friendly hangouts
since 2002. The mission of Keep Austin Dog Friendly is to
maintain a healthy relationship between the dog community and local Austin
business. Local business have given us the
privilege of bringing our pets with us so that our pets may
Dog socialization is just as important as human socialization. Faking
a service dog in order to take your dog with you is a legal and moral crime.
Faking a service is a legal and moral crime. Please refrain from
faking that your pet is a service dog.
Businesses who suspect fake service dogs may ask two questions: 1. Is this
dog required because of a disability? 2. What is the dog trained to
perform for you? *Being cute and making you feel happy is not an acceptable
task. Service animals that pose a direct threat to the safety of others by
barking, lunging, growling, snarling, or lunging at others or prevent normal
business operations or destroys goods may be removed from the business. People
who behave that way may be removed as well.
Thank You so much to all the Austinites who
keep me up-to-date on the latest. And a big
THANKS to all the
establishments for being dog-friendly.
Please Keep Austin Dog
Friendly by following some general guidelines. By surfing this website,
agree to Keep Austin Dog Friendly and to be a responsible dog owner (read below).
Links to KADF Places:
General Dog Etiquette:
Don't bring ill dogs or dogs from
unknown origins or from a kennel environment into the public without proper
quarantine. Parvovirus is rampant in Austin, and with the
introduction of new diseases (more virulent strains of kennel cough and the
canine flu), it is imperative that dogs that exhibit any coughing, loose
stools, or respiratory drainage stay at home. Most dogs are pretty stoic,
and they can be quite ill and/or contagious to other dogs. Any dogs recently
acquired from unknown origins or from a kennel environment (shelter, rescue
kennel, etc..) should be quarantined for at least 14 days before taking them
out in public. This is a reasonable period of time for any diseases that
might be incubating to surface. Don't be that person who takes their sick
dog out in public. It is highly disrespectful and irresponsible.
dog on-leash at all times (unless otherwise specified).
I cannot stress this enough. Keeping your dog on leash will prevent entire
hosts of problems, particularly at locations where the parking area is not
physically separated from patrons. These places include South Austin
Trailer Park, South Congress area, Sunset Valley Farmer's Market, and
Draught House. Problems with off-leash dogs (even friendly ones) can result
in car accidents, dog fights, orsomeone's lunch or dinner being eaten.
Here's just a few excuses I've heard regarding not leashing their
management allows it. Perhaps the management doesn't notice or they
don't want to upset customers. Business owners contact me about this
issue regularly. Regardless, it is city ordinance. Should an incident
occur, you were breaking city ordinance. That's a citation.
watch my dog. That's what this young woman said right before her
daschund ran into a moving car headfirst. The little dog's head was
crushed. Even a very large dog is difficult to see in the rear view
mirror. Allowing your dog off leash not only puts your dog at risk for
being hit by a vehicle, but it also put the mental pain and guilt of
hitting an animal on the driver of the car. Dog watching skills also
decline dramatically after drinking alcohol. Drunk human and
unsupervised dog is just a recipe for disaster.
dog is friendly. My dog has never done that before. That's what dog
owners say right after a dog fight or aggression incidence. Truth of the
matter is that most people cannot read canine body language; a dog may
be giving signals that it is unhappy long before it reacts. Also, dogs
are not 100% predictable. Even the most well-behaved dog can have a bad
dog likes other dogs. Allowing your dog to run up to other dogs is
just plain rude, it is not expressing like. It can be seen as a
challenge, and the dog people run up upon may become apprehensive or
confused. It is the same as if I ran up to a stranger's table at a
restaurant, jumped on the table, and started throwing insults. That's
poor dog behavior. While it usually turns into nothing more than
sniffing, it can turn into something much worse.
Nothing has happened before. Consider yourself lucky then. Prevent
car accidents and dog fights from happening. If you love your dog,
leash your dog.
Keep in mind that it is a privilege to bring
our pets to these businesses. If the businesses cannot
accommodate you and your dog because they are busy, please be understanding
and gracious. If you and your pet is asked to leave due to behavioral
issues, please do so in a gracious manner.
Only bring well-behaved, human and dog
friendly pets. Please seek professional training to
address those issues before taking your dog out. Aggressive dogs have been
one reason businesses have changed their policies. Do
NOT bring aggressive dogs out in public.
our supporters page for training recommendations.
Citizen Testing is also a good idea for all dogs.
Keep your dog under control, always on leash per
city ordinance. Do not allow your dog to go wherever he
pleases. Do not allow your dog to pull you around. If your dog is not under
control, please seek training prior to taking your dog out. Do not allow
your dog to bark incessantly.
our supporters page for training recommendations.
may allow your dog to eat human food, don't allow
your dog to eat other people's food.
Makes sure your dog is reasonably clean.
No one wants to have lunch next to a stinky dog. Nor does anyone want
your dogs are up to date on shots. Carry your rabies certificate in the
only allow your dog to only potty away from the main areas, and
please clean up any accidents.
Not everyone loves dogs (yes, I know).
Respect those people's wishes. Please do not allow your dog to approach
people without their permission.
everyone has common sense or decency. People will yank on your dog, sit on
your dog, feed your dog things they shouldn't eat, and hurt your dogs in
other ways. Don't be afraid to correct those
people's behavior for the sake of your dog.
Do not allow your dog to socialize or play with other
dog unless it is safe. Do not allow your dogs to romp and play
when it is crowded. Someone may get side swiped. Do not allow your dog to
approach other dogs without the owner's permission.
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