|Fido dines al fresco.|
Petiquette Tips for Dining with Your Pooch
|Does your dog obey you at home? If your pooch won't obey you at home, bringing him or her out to a restaurant could be a very bad idea!|
Feed and exercise your dog before going to the restaurant. A well fed, relaxed dog, is a happy dog.
|A well fed dog who has had some exercise or play time, is a relaxed dog. And no, the sofa does not constitute food!|
Bring a water dish along with water, for your dog.
Never leave your dog unattended. Not even for a few moments.
Does your dog get along well with other dogs at the dog park, or anywhere else you may take your pooch? Friendly dogs are usually welcome everywhere. Aggressive dogs? Not so much.
Be aware of the area you are putting your dog into. Is there food on the ground where your dog will be sitting? Bags, open purses or anything else they might be curious about? Unusual situations can bring on unusual behavior in your pet.
|Friendly, well-mannered dogs, are welcomed just about everywhere.|
Remember, you are sharing the restaurant space with others. If your dog is making them unhappy, or the dining experience of others unpleasant, then it is time for you to ask for your food "to go."
Keep your dog close so he is not in the waiter’s pathway or too close to other diners.
Always tip your waitress or waiter generously, if you and your dog want to be welcomed back.
|You can find this post's contributor, rescue-dog Sophie, @PetiquetteTips on Twitter. Her human has to tweet and type for her, as her paws are too big for the computer. She is very interested in well-mannered pets and well-mannered humans.|