WHERE CAN I GO WITH MY DOG under current law

If we could look a few decades ago, we would see as Spain was a place with many more restrictions when moving with a dog. Also, far fewer people dare to have a furry. The figures were now from the 20 million pets there today in the country. Only in the city of Madrid, there are more dogs than children, literally.

Although you can not go everywhere with a dog, it is undeniable that the cartel “dog-friendly” appears increasingly more doors of bars, restaurants and even beauty parlors and banks. But the law has a lot to say about it and is best taken into account to avoid us a scare.

Public transport

Which it has been the eternal unfinished business for a long time. The reality is that you can travel with animals by train and subway quite easily. In the case of the metro, limited to Madrid and Barcelona, follow some specific rules, such as traveling in the last car, take the dog tied up or use a muzzle.

The rules of the train indeed vary depending on whether a commuter, long-distance, regional or AVE. However, they are more agreeable than the bus, where they can travel only small dogs that go into a traspontín.

Public places

We refer to the streets and city parks. Ordinances vary by the city since it is municipal management. But in general, rodeos say the transit of dogs is allowed on public roads as long as the animals are tied. Dogs can only go loose in areas that enabled them as recreational areas.

In cities like Barcelona, to have the dog lose in areas of shared applications must have the license common responsible ownership.

In the parks, animals can go loose long as respond to the orders of the owner or the owner.

There is a reference to dogs considered a dangerous general exception. Under the law, these dogs must always be tied up and muzzled.

Dog-friendly establishments

Bars and restaurants and great dog-friendly are known for lovers of hairy. Allow owners to enjoy an evening or afternoon of reeds j daub their pets. But besides these places, there are more establishments allowing access to quadrupeds.

The most prominent case in dog-friendly revolutions are the hotels and hostels, which are increasingly hosting account with dogs. Although no mistake, today remains challenging, the offer is indeed widening, especially in rural areas.

In addition to this, some places they had never been lenient with dogs are opening their doors to these animals. This is the case of banks. At the moment, Bankia has given the go-ahead and has become the first bank in Spain to be dog-friendly.

Protected natural areas

Escape to the mountains for a weekend with your dog can be great to bewilder all idea. But can the pets Campas at home in the bush? The quick answer is no, and it depends.

There protected natural areas where the presence of dogs is prohibited. An example is the National Park of the French Pyrenees, reserved only for humans. These prohibitions are based on the impact it can lead to a dog in this pristine ecosystem.

On the other hand, if we talk about mountain areas or less protected mountain, there are rules to follow. In rural areas it is usually applied to the Hunting Act, although it varies according to an autonomous community, broadly speaking is very similar in each territory. Under this law, the dog can go freely rural area provided that responds to verbal commands owners.

In short, what this rule says is that l to law mandates that do not bind the dog for his walk in the country, but if the bundles, they are going to charge between 60 and 300 euro fine. “Fuss” in rural areas means pursuing animals that are free (even worse if these animals are considered prey hunting), disturb livestock and herding dogs or any other pet that is in the area. Similarly, annoy anyone.

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