Introducing The Dog-Friendly Association of Ireland

Posted on September 15, 2016 by Paul Froggatt | 5 comments

Today we're delighted to reveal one of the projects we've been working on behind-the-scenes at Pupp for a little while now - the Dog-Friendly Association of Ireland!

 The Dog-Friendly Association of Ireland Logo

More details available at www.DFAI.ie

 

The DFAI is a community of businesses dedicated to making Ireland more dog-friendly.

A number of our friends (below) have already joined us, and we're now opening up membership to any businesses or organisations based in Ireland.

 Airbnb logo    Ardgillan logo    Woofadvisor logo    Engage education logo    Muttugly logo    Antoinettes Bakery Logo    Cheeky Dog Bakery logo

Membership is free, and provides access to a pool of shared resources like pre-written policies, training materials, networking opportunities, and more. Thinking about opening a dog-friendly restaurant? We have hygiene procedures from Pupp that you can copy for your business. Considering allowing employees to bring their dogs into the office? Read the pet policies of some of Ireland's top employers for inspiration. Need advice on the implications of allowing dogs on your premises? Talk to existing dog-friendly businesses about their experiences.

Dog-friendly cafe tipAn early learning from Pupp

Encouraging Ireland to become more welcoming to dog owners was a big reason for starting Pupp, and by creating the Dog-Friendly Association we hope to share our learnings and help other businesses open their doors to our four-legged friends. Allowing dogs onto a premises can be hugely rewarding, though businesses need to fully consider the implications of doing so. With a network of supportive businesses and best practices from those that have done it already, we hope that responsible dog-friendly businesses can thrive in Ireland.

More information about the Dog-Friendly Association of Ireland is available on the DFAI website. If you'd like to become a member you can sign up here, or you can stay up to date with dog-friendly news by subscribing to the Pupp newsletter at the bottom of this page.

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david wine
david wine

January 22, 2018

We have a long way to go in Ireland regarding dog friendly holidays
We still find hotels cafés restaurants pubs totally hostile
We run a dog friendly pub restaurant and find even though the so called law was changed witch was always in violation with European health regulations which we challenged with the department of health in 2013
We tried to book a holiday in Ireland and were dumb struck by the attitude
Staying in a four star hotel confined to your room due to no go areas of all the facilities for which you have paid for plus extra charges in the worst standard room
Not able to go to restaurants unless dog is left outside or in car
Not allowed into shops
Then rental of dog friendly self catering home on ring of Kerry where a 500 euro deposit was demanded because of dog
Tourist offices
Told by so called dog friendly hotels that the dog to be boarded in kennels which are basically a post cage at an extra charge
Decided just to stay at home a drove to walk with packed lunch
And made way to O’Sullivan crook haven which is truly pet friendly

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Sandra Gilliland
Sandra Gilliland

September 16, 2016

Would it be possible to for the M.E.G website to be a friend? Please see link below
http://buyingapuppy-thinkmeg.com/

janet stafford
janet stafford

September 15, 2016

owner of paws 4 tea Northern Irelands first ever pet friendly café would to join your group please

Dog Lovers NI
Dog Lovers NI

September 15, 2016

Well done you have our full support

Let us know if we can help in any way

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Sizing Guide

Dogs come in all shapes and sizes, and we want whatever you buy to be comfortable and well fitted for your pooch. Sizing can often be confusing, with manufacturers using different standards and metrics. At Pupp we list all our sizes in cm's so you can find the perfect fit.

How to measure your dog:

Collars

Neck: Measure right around the neck, allowing enough room to slide 2 fingers in for comfort

Harnesses

Chest: Measure right around the body around the deepest part of your dog's chest, usually just behind the dog's front legs.

Neck: Measure right around the neck, allowing enough room to slide 2 fingers in for comfort

Sizing Guide By Breed:

BREED AVERAGE NECK SIZE
AIREDALE 40.6-55.9cm
AKITA 50.8-55.9cm
ALASKAN MALAMUTE 45.7-55.9cm
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD 40.6-55.9cm
BASSET HOUND 40.6-55.9cm
BEAGLE 30.5-45.7cm
BICHON FRISE 35.6-45.7cm
BORDER COLLIE 35.6-45.7cm
BOSTON TERRIER 30.5-45.7cm
BOXER 40.6-55.9cm
BRITTANY 35.6-40.6cm
BULL TERRIER 30.5-45.7cm
BULLDOG AMERICAN/ ENGLISH 45.7-61.0cm
BULLDOG FRENCH 30.5-40.6cm
CAIRN TERRIER 25.4-40.6cm
CHIHUAHUA 20.3-35.6cm
CHOW CHOW 45.7-61.0cm
COCKER SPANIEL 30.5-45.7cm
COLLIE 45.7-55.9cm
CORGI 35.6-40.6cm
DACHSHUND MINI 20.3-43.0cm
DACHSHUND STANDARD 40.6-50.8cm
DALMATIAN 35.6-50.8cm
DOBERMAN 45.7-55.9cm
ENGLISH SETTER 45.7-61.0cm
FOX TERRIER 25.4-40.6cm
GERMAN SHEPHERD 45.7-61.0cm
GERMAN SHORTHAIRED 50.8-61.0cm
GOLDEN RETRIEVER 40.6-61.0cm
GREAT DANE 50.8-66.0cm
GREAT PYRENEES 61.0-76.2cm
IRISH SETTER 40.6-55.9cm
JACK RUSSELL TERRIER 25.4-35.6cm
LABRADOR 45.7-61.0cm
MALTESE 25.4-35.6cm
MASTIFF 63.5-81.3cm
NEWFOUNDLAND 40.6-81.3cm
OLD ENGLISH SHEEPDOG 45.7-61.0cm
PEKINGESE 30.5-40.6cm
POMERANIAN 25.4-35.6cm
POODLE MINI 25.4-40.6cm
POODLE STANDARD 30.5-40.6cm
POODLE TOY 20.3-35.6cm
PUG 30.5-40.6cm
SCHNAUZER GIANT 50.8-66.0cm
SCHNAUZER MINI 25.4-40.6cm
SCHNAUZER STANDARD 35.6-50.8cm
SCOTTISH TERRIER 35.6-50.8cm
SHAR PEI 40.6-50.8cm
SHETLAND SHEEPDOG 30.5-45.7cm
SHIH TZU 25.4-35.6cm
SPRINGER SPANIEL 35.6-45.7cm
STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER 35.6-50.8cm
WEIMARANER 40.6-55.9cm
WHEATEN TERRIER 45.7-55.9cm
YORKSHIRE TERRIER 15.2-30.5cm