Doggy Dos and Doggy Don’ts
- Don’t forget to clean up any little messes in the houseyard – nobody wants to see or clean up your doggy dos.
- Don’t dispose of the doggy dos in the farm house garden – YUK!
- Puppies are rarely allowed in accommodation, be honest about their age and be ready to make other arrangements for pups and young dogs.
- Yappers are disturbing to others – make other arrangements for constant yapping dogs…
- Don’t expect to be able to go on outings without your dog – unsupervised dogs are unlikely to be welcome on a working farm.
- Whiners are even worse – make other arrangements for dogs who pine for you whilst you are absent.
- Respect your owners rules for your dog.
- Bring your dogs bed or bedding. Don’t allow your dog to sleep in the bed, on the bed or other soft furnishings.
- Many pet friendly farm stays will let you bring your dog, but some not inside the house – check their pet policy
- Farm fences are rarely dog proof, and dogs that want to get out will find a way.
- Rangers will take a loose dog in the country very seriously – i.e. BIG FINES, and it is LEGAL to shoot a dog so keep it safe and close.
- Don’t take naughty dogs
- Don’t use your farms policy of being dog friendly to save on boarding fees, only take well mannered dogs on your farm holiday.
- Don’t take dogs that chase animals or birds – you may be asked to leave!
- Dogs are not allowed in National Parks, if you go for a bushwalk – then what are you going to do with him or her?
- This dog would certainly be welcome at my Farm Stay!
I don’t want to go to the farm, I’d rather go get spoiled at grandmas!