Just like humans, pets also enjoy spending a day on the beach! Pets love when the ocean water beckons them, and undoubtedly they love snuggling down in the sand. While most of the beaches around the country allow pets, still you have to keep some etiquettes in mind in order to ensure your pet’s safety while preventing it from disturbing others.
Here are some standard pet etiquettes you should know if you are planning a day on the beach with your furry friend.
Obey the Leash Laws, Always
Some beaches only allow the entry of pets with the leash on. This is due to the reason that leash-free pets can scare the visitors, and it becomes even challenging to control them. You should check it before entering the beach, whether pets without a leash are allowed.
Keeping a leash handy is a good idea, as you can tie your pet if the beach policies restrict the entry of pets without a leash.
Never Leave the Waste Unattended!
When you visit a beach with your pet, come prepared with all the essentials to pick up the waste. Don’t try to bury the rubbish under the sand, or expect the ocean waves to take it away. Most of the pets these days eat processed food and this results in non-biodegradable poop.
There are trash cans all-around pet-friendly beaches, and you should collect and throw the waste into it.
Keep an Eye On Your Pet All the Time
So you and your furry friend managed to find a beach that allows pets without a leash? Well, that doesn’t mean that you can set your pet free! Always keep an eagle eye on your pet to make sure that it doesn’t get away with other visitors. You should bring cat toys or something that your pets can play with to keep them near you.
Moreover, there are chances that your dog can bite people and can injure them badly. Here are a few reasons why you should learn this pet etiquette:
- Your pet can poop in any area without getting noticed.
- It can harm the wildlife or can get in a conflict with other pets roaming on the beach.
- It can get a heat stroke due to continuous exposure of the sun.
No Excessive Barking
Is your pet accustomed to excessive barking? If yes, then your pet is not ready for the beach. Excessive barking can attract the attention of other pets while disturbing the privacy of the visitors. Also, the authorities of the beach can even restrict you and your pet from entering, if your dog keeps on barking.
Teach your pet the general commands, so that it can understand when you want it to stop braking. Everyone adores a calm and silent pet on the beach.
Before you hop into your car with your pet, make sure that it understands your recall. Your dog should come back immediately after hearing your recall. Lastly, keep a leash with you at all times to snap it around your dog’s collar in case it gets out of control.