Dog Friendly Cities That You and Your Pup Should Explore Together

If you are thinking of doing some traveling this year consider some of these pet friendly destinations.  We understand that traveling with your dog can be difficult sometimes but these destinations provide some fun for both you and your fur babies. So, before you reserve a spot at your local kennel, take a look at our list of some of the most dog friendly cities.  You can also visit to find pet friendly hotels.

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San Diego, CA- As if San Diego was not appealing enough with its beaches and endless amounts of sunshine, it is also one of our favorite cities because it is so dog friendly! There are 16 off-leash parks where your pup can run play as well as ice cream shops that offer sweet, dog friendly treats.

Portland, OR- Along with its amazing views and culture, Portland is also incredibly dog friendly! There are about 32 off-leash dog parks and several trails that you can your pup can venture down. Need a snack afterwards? There are a few local restaurants whose menus also cater to the furry residents.

Seattle, WA- Like Portland, we love Seattle for its amazing views and culture. However, our admiration for this city does not stop there. Seattle is another great place for dog friendly activities and outings. With about 11 different off-leash dog parks and more ice cream shops that offer dog friendly treats, your pup is sure to feel spoiled after a day of exploring this awesome city.

Austin, TX- Austin is known for is rich culture and history but did you know that it is also wonderfully accommodating to the city’s four-legged residents? Austin is home to about 18 off-leash dog parks and there is no shortage of ways to workout and get active with your pup.

Chicago, IL- When you think of dog friendly cities you probably do not think of the larger US cities, but Chicago isn’t just about the hustle and bustle. There are about 18 different off-leash dog parks and several dog friendly beaches. So, get out and take your pup for along for a day of exploring and excitement.

If you are thinking about doing some traveling, keep these cities in mind. You and your dog can have the perfect getaway. So, get your pup, get your car, and get your dog seat cover and head out for some adventure!


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2 Responses to Dog Friendly Cities That You and Your Pup Should Explore Together

  1. Josh says:

    If she’s lunging, you may have the treat too high over her nose. Try punittg it in your fist and holding it just an inch or so over her nose. If she lunges she’ll bump her nose on your closed fist.Another alternative is to just repeatedly praise her whenever your see her sitting. Tell her “Good sit!” Also keep some treats in your pocket so you can give her one when she does “spontaneously” sit. It may take longer for her to learn, but eventually she’ll get figure out she gets praised every time she has her butt on the floor.You can also just do what I call the “patience” method. This is kind of a refresher I use with my crew. I hold the treat and just stand there. I don’t tell them sit or anything. They usually jump around, lunge at my hand, bounce off the walls, whatever. I just stand there. They know they have to sit for a treat and eventually they stop acting like idiots and they sit. Then they get a “Good sit!!” and the treat.Same principle would work for your puppy. If she sees you have a treat, she’ll try everything she can think of to get the treat. When nothing works, she’ll sit down to think about it. As soon as she sits, praise her and give her the treat. Again, may take some time but eventually they learn: butt on the floor = treat. Then you just throw in the word sit to reinforce it.You can also look into clicker training. Works great for most people. I have trouble because I tend to forget to click the clicker. But if you’re more coordinated than me, you shouldn’t have any trouble.References :

  2. Sabrina says:

    My comments here are mleery my opinion, and are in no way intended to insult anybody or to suggest that trainers are completely wrong to use e-collars. I have the greatest respect for Rick Smith and all of the excellent professional trainers out there, but I have to say I have been and always will be against the use of e-collars. I understand why they are used, and in the right hands they are effective and mostly humane. I always have to ask How were the Germans able to train such incredible pointers before the advent of electricity? The answer I think, lies in time and patience. E-collars are a great time saver, but in my opinion, they are no more effective at training a good dog than simply taking the extra time and being very, very patient with your dog. I have trained several German Shorthaired Pointers (an energetic and difficult breed to train), yet all of them turned out to be amazing bird or field trial dogs. All without the use of e-collars.The biggest problem I have is with people who use the collars with absolutely no concept of their true purpose, or how harmful they can be when used improperly. I have actually seen a professional trainer repeatedly bring a dog to its knees with the use of a shock collar, simply because the dog was headstrong and the trainer had no patience at all. I challenged him to try the collar on himself. He hasn’t used one since and is producing some truly amazing dogs. My lesser problem lies in the belief that many trainers are looking for shortcuts to training and don’t want to spend the time and patience needed to effectively train a dog. It really does take time to train a good hunter, and the europeans managed it for hundreds of years without e-collars.In summary, I believe e-collars can be an effective training tool, but ultimately they are mleery time-savers and are simply unecessary if you take the extra time with your dog. But it does take a lot of extra time. If you must use an e-collar, wait until you have laid a very solid foundation before introducing the collar.

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