Dogs Allowed / Forbidden

No matter how well trained the dog is, it is still not welcome everywhere. Sports facilities and children’s playgrounds are generally taboo, in other locations domiciliary rights apply.

It’s better to ask than to dare

If you want to know where you can take your dog to where you live, there is only one way to find out: ask questions and read. Find out in the municipality whether and where you have to put the dog on a leash. If you go to an unfamiliar park or lake, look out for the signs at the entrance. The rules are written here. There are many lakes where dogs are allowed or where there are special dog areas. During the bathing season, dogs are generally not allowed to run around freely on the site, so it goes without saying that dog excrement must be removed from the sunbathing areas (and the public parks). When you go for a walk in the forest, you can certainly let your dog run free. However, you should make sure that he stays within sight and does not poach. Dogs must be kept on a leash in nature reserves.

Where the house rules apply

For restaurants, shopping centers, etc. there is no uniform rule because the house rules apply, i.e. the owner can freely decide whether he tolerates dogs in his house. A phone call will help here too. You shouldn’t count on the dog being welcome: if you’re unlucky, you’ll get into trouble or the poor animal will have to wait in the car for hours.

Of course, there are also fixed rules that you should follow. Above all, however, they say where dogs are undesirable: Dogs are generally undesirable in children’s playgrounds, in kindergartens and schools, and dogs are also generally prohibited on sports fields. In road traffic, in pedestrian zones, public transport (transport costs extra), and on train platforms, a leash is mandatory.

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