Help your dog not to disturb nature
To help us take the best possible care of nature when enjoying it with our four-legged friends, we've come up with some simple tips:
- Remember that man's best friend should always be on a leash in nature, just like in cities. If you want your dog to run free, take a trip to one of the many dog parks. The leash should generally be one and a half metres long, preferably not much longer than that.
- During the winter months, dogs are allowed to play off-leash on most beaches. In the summer, it is allowed off-leash in the water and up to the daily low tide line.
- Keep your dog away from Blue Flag beaches (200 metres from the flag).
- Always carry a bag and pick up after your dog. Help us and pick up the rubbish you find in nature and take it with you. Even if it's not your own.
- Don't let your dog chase birds in the air at the beach. It stresses them and increases their energy consumption at a vulnerable time.
- Take into account that not everyone is enthusiastic about four-legged guests with a cold nose - even if your dog wants to be best friends with everyone in its path.
- Always make arrangements with landowners if your dog will be travelling on private land.
- Follow the dog law, even in dog parks: If you can't call your dog to you, it must be on a lead.