Ever wonder about dogs in other countries and their quality of life? Take a look at what life is like for dogs in other dog-loving nations. Check out public transportation, leisure activities, training and more:
One of Europe’s smaller countries, Austria is known for some pretty great rules when it comes to the treatment of dogs. The biggest rule being that pet stores are not allowed to sell dogs. Here in the United States that would translate to puppy mills not getting much business. Austria is also very clear on how dogs should be trained in that force is not tolerated. Also, it is considered inhumane to use shock collars, electric fences or prong collars. Families with dogs are also encouraged to include their four-legged companions as much as possible in leisure activities. It is also illegal in Austria to crop a dog’s ears or dock a dog’s tail.
Surrounded completely by water, Australia is a great place for sun and surf loving dog families because Australia has plenty of dog beaches. If parks are more your speed then Australia also has lots of those too! Dogs are also welcome to sit with you at many outdoor cafes and restaurants.
Dogs have it really nice in France. Why? Because they are welcome pretty much everywhere. You need to grab some groceries, fine. Take your pup with you. You have to buy a pair of pants; Fido can come inside and help you pick out a great color. Gonna meet up with some friends at your favorite bar, don’t forget to bring your favorite four-legged companion. It doesn’t get any better in France, where dog-loving households are abundant!
Switzerland takes becoming a puppy parent very seriously. If you want to own a dog in Switzerland, you are required to take a course and pass several tests to prove that you are capable. Dog owners are also required to have insurance for their pets and are not allowed to use prong or shock collars or any other form of aggressive punishment when it comes to discipline or training. If you rely on public transportation to get around, you can also bring your dog.