Dog Friendly Holidays
Dog Friendly Holidays in Cornwall
Going on holiday with your dog can be a very special experience, as any dog owner will know, especially when staying in luxury dog friendly cottages in Cornwall (like Rookys Nook)! So to ensure both you, and your dog, really enjoy your holiday, here are a few tips:
Dog Bed: Like us, dogs like their ‘canine comforts’, and having something familiar (which often smells of them!) helps them feel secure, happy, and relaxed in new, often unfamiliar surroundings whilst away on holiday. So please remember to pack their dog bed, throws, blankets or whatever they usually sleep in at home. If you have a dog crate/cage, bring it with you as it will provide a safe, secure place for your dog, and help discourage (prevent) it climbing onto furniture and beds in your holiday accommodation, when looking for somewhere warm and comfortable to cuddle, or snuggle up!
Holiday Dog Collar and Leads: Salty sea water and sand can discolour and erode both leather and metal on dog leads and dog collars. So to avoid this why not have special ‘holiday leads & collar’ for your dog, made from durable synthetic material. After all, we all have our own ‘holiday gear’, so why shouldn’t your ‘pampered pooch’ have theirs?
Dog Food, Bowls and Water Bottle: Dogs, like their owners, are ‘creatures of habit’ and know what they like to eat and drink, including special ‘treats’, as rewards for good behaviour. So again, please don’t forget to pack these (even if you can ‘top up’ at the local shops during your holiday). Alternatively it may be easier for you to include your dog’s pet food in your supermarket delivery on arrival.
Poopa Scoopa Bags: All responsible dog owners know they should clear up after their dog, so please remember to pack lots of disposable poo bags for your holiday. And then also please remember to use them!
Wet Weather Gear: Wellies (or a pair of waterproof walking shoes), waterproofs, plus dog towels are basic essentials. Here at Rookys Nook there is an outside tap where both muddy boots and muddy or sandy dogs can be washed off before going inside the cottage.
Hot Weather Gear: Please remember to provide shade and water for your dog, and never leave your dog in your car in the heat, even with the windows open, as ‘hot dogs can die in cars’, which would be both tragic, and totally avoidable.
Local Vet(s): Every dog owner’s worst nightmare is to have their dog hurt or unwell whilst away on holiday. Please make sure you know where the local vet is, and how to contact them, should the need arise. (There are 2 local vets in Camelford near Rookys Nook). If you have Dog Insurance, please remember to have these details with you, just in case you need to make a claim whilst you are away on holiday.
Dog Friendly Beaches: Cornwall has an amazing selection of beaches, open all year, in all weathers, offering fantastic places to walk your dog. However some of these Cornish beaches operate a dog ban, either all year, or just ‘out of season’ (7am – 7pm daily, from Easter day until 1st October), so please remember to check before you wonder out to save yourself and your dog any embarassment.
Dog Friendly Walks: Here in Cornwall there are numerous fantastic dog friendly walks to explore, full of potential hazards so please take care, both of yourself and your dog. Whilst the views from clifftops are dramatic, (each year dogs die accidently running over cliffs), and the sea look very inviting (strong currents and swell can sweep you away from the beach out to sea), or mine shafts pose exciting places to explore (avoid falling in), so please watch out for both youself and your dog, and enjoy your holiday!
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Dog Friendly Holiday Cottages in Cornwall
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