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Dog-friendly at the National Gallery of Ireland

August 23, 2017 | 2 Comments

It may surprise you to know that you can find dogs everywhere at the National Gallery of Ireland! Dogs are seen in family portraits and as close and trusted companions. The inclusion of dogs in these paintings perfectly conveys a tenderness and the close connection that these people have with their dogs. The affection between…

Going out to dog-friendly places with Kobe

August 1, 2017 | Comments Off on Going out to dog-friendly places with Kobe

Packing a dog pack is very similar to getting a bag ready when you are taking a child out. When simply going for a walk all you need is a few poop bags tied on to the lead (I always bring 4 + just in case) but if you are going to a friend’s house…

It’s a sign!

July 1, 2017 | Comments Off on It’s a sign!

Public signage can tell a lot about the culture and attitudes of a place. I love to come across a sign that manages to get information about dogs across to the public in a positive, welcoming and inclusive way. Here are some of those signs and the places I’ve found them:I was surprised and delighted…

Dogs at Work

Dogs at work

June 1, 2017 | Comments Off on Dogs at work

Companies in the UK, in particular in the technology sector, are starting to allow people to bring their dogs to work (8% of UK employers) as the policy both attracts and retains millennial employees (aged 25-35). There are clear benefits of allowing dogs in the workplace with employees saying there is better morale (88% of…