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September 23, 2015

Doggy Dining Etiquette

Welcoming customers with dogs is now common practice by cafes and restaurants, with many offering dog bowls, fresh water and special treats for our furry friends.

Exercising etiquette and following the do’s and don’ts of doggy dining enables patrons and pets to dine together in harmony.

The doggy do’s:

  • Feed your dog by hand or in a dog bowl
  • Keep your dog on a lead or in a harness
  • Clean up your dog’s mess and any business they leave behind
  • Encourage waiters to enjoy a cuddle with your dog

The doggy don’ts

  • Encourage your dog to eat off the table or crockery other than a pet bowl
  • Feed your dog eat foods that can dangerous including chocolate, macadamia nuts, garlic, onions, avocado, grapes or raisins
  • Leave your dog unattended
  • Allow your dog to bark repeatedly at other animals or passers-by

Happy doggy dining!

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