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March 31st, 2010

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05:25 am - Dog-friendly swimming holes?
Hi, I just adopted a lab/pit mix this past fall and I'm trying to train him for DockDogs (he jumps. everywhere.), and thus, being a city-dweller means I have no access to large bodies of water. I have a car and can drive and stuff, no problem! But does anyone know of some dog-friendly beaches and swimming holes, public docks, etc, that I can train and swim with my dog? I also love to swim and I think it would be fun to go swimming with him. :)

Also, are there any restaurants with outdoor seating, etc, that are dog friendly? It would be fun to go to a restaurant and be able to order lunch and get him a snack too.. basically I want to be able to go out to eat with friends and such but still be able to take the pup! Bonding and all. :)

Thanks in advance.
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Date:March 31st, 2010 03:47 pm (UTC)
Please don't take your dog to any restaurant. And please, please don't try to ORDER for your dog at a restaurant.
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Date:April 1st, 2010 03:11 am (UTC)
you clearly do not understand the mindset of furries

and if you tried you'd probably walk away slowly
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Date:April 1st, 2010 06:20 am (UTC)
I'm... not exactly a furry. It's just a damned icon of a character I drew way back and I happen to like it, so it's my default.
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Date:April 1st, 2010 06:19 am (UTC)
I'm not even going to ask what the beef is.. Oye.

Some people have found dog-friendly eats in other towns that I know of online, so I was wondering if any one here knew of such places.

Since I know of a few dog-friendly ice cream stops (the one in Camillus and Mattydale both come to mind), should that mean, ordering a vanilla "puppy cone" there for 1 dollar is somehow wrong?

Please, if you're going to be rude / snide, don't bother replying, I don't any elitist BS here.
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Date:April 1st, 2010 03:15 pm (UTC)
One of my good friends is a dog trainer, so I have some ideas for you.

Green Lakes is dog-friendly. Not at the beach part, but anywhere along the trails.

We have also taken my friend's rottie to Panera and Dinosaur BBQ and eaten outside. No problem. The staff at Dinosaur loved him.
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Date:April 1st, 2010 07:13 pm (UTC)
Never been to Green Lakes before, (have heard the water is super-cold, lol), so I think it's about time I take our first trip up there. Do they offer fishing as well?

And Dinosaur and Panera Bread, eh? Thanks. I'm only a stone's throw from Dinosaur to boot, so that would be a fun stop for dinner some day after the dog park once we come home. :)

Thank you for the USEFUL answer. :)
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Date:July 20th, 2012 03:07 am (UTC)
ahhh the difference between Americans and Europeans, especially the French. The French dine with their dogs quite often! For the most part, unless pets are expressly prohibited, they're allowed! Just goes to show the difference in culture and mindsets.
Date:August 21st, 2013 04:41 pm (UTC)
Those are good questions. We have a bulldog and she gets overheated very easily and I would love to be able to bring her into the water. Green Lakes doesn't allow it but every now and then you see someone letting their dog take a quick dip while walking on the trails. I am going to look into Sylvan Beach. I think the dogs can go in further down and away from the public swimming area.

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