Last weekend, Jason and I took the dogs with us on a pub crawl through our neighborhood. This wasn't anything organized or planned ahead I just thought "the dogs deserve a night out." I suppose Jason and I were worthy of a night out too and a couple of dogless friends joined us for parts of the crawl so even they were due some fun. The dogs, Jason and I and even our dogless friends had a wonderful time and I thought "why have we never done this before?" Well, seeing as how I tend to be a planner, I suppose the thought of planning an outing like a long pup pub crawl would have exhausted me, had I thought of it. So it was the spontaneity that made this happen. But there's nothing wrong with planning a pup pub crawl of your very own. After all, your dogs (and quite possibly you) have earned a night out, haven't you? Okay! Here's how to do a pup pub crawl of your very own:
- Drink plenty of water before, during and after.
- Use the restroom at every opportunity, especially before leaving one pub to crawl to the next (most canines should use the restroom before entering the next pub.)
- Eat, snack, enjoy. It's a crawl. Not a jog. Not a race. And it's the fun evening out you deserve! (Dogs are usually better at following this rule than people.)
- Hold on to the leash. Humans, most pubs/pet-friendly establishments ask that you hold your dogs leash and not tie your dogs to anything. Stay with them at all times. Canines, most pubs/human friendly establishments ask that you keep your humans hydrated, fed and not blatantly intoxicated. Stay with them at all times.
So what are you waiting for? It's Friday! Get out there with your dog. Even if you are not into pubs or alcoholic beverages, you could do your neighborhood pet-friendly places research and map out a pup coffee crawl, a pup cafe crawl, a pup park crawl or just a pup crawl. After all, your dog deserves a night out!
Alcoholic beverages are toxic to dogs. Contact your local animal poison control or seek immediate emergency veterinary care if your dog consumes any beverage containing alcohol.