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A few questions about being dog owner in England.

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by HeyMeow, May 29, 2010.


  1. HeyMeow

    HeyMeow PetForums Junior

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    Hello. I am moving to England with my dog this year, so naturally I have some questions about Englands dog life? (not sure how to put it :p)

    1) Are you allowed to take dogs on public transportation? and if so, do you pay full price for the dog?
    2) How difficult is it to get an apartment when you have a dog? Does it matter what kind of breed you have and that your'e responsible and so on.
    3) Do you have any rules regarding keeping dogs on lead?
    4) Do pet stores sell raw food products or only dry fooder?

    Thanks for answers :)
     
  2. Cat_Crazy

    Cat_Crazy PetForums VIP

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    It really does depend on where about's in England you are as different area's have different rules.

    Where I live you can have dogs on trains and buses at the driver's discretion and you don't pay for them. I have a Rottie and he is never allowed on buses so they do judge certain breeds more than others.

    Renting can be quite hard with dogs but if you are willing to pay an extra deposit it's a lot easier.

    Dogs are allowed off lead as long as they are under control.

    Most pet stores don't sell raw food but you can get it online or from a butcher. There are some pet stores that are now starting to stock it however.

    I am in Cheshire.
     
  3. Tapir

    Tapir PetForums VIP

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    1) Are you allowed to take dogs on public transportation? and if so, do you pay full price for the dog?
    In most places yes. I have only ever taken a dog on a bus, and paid half fare. I think you can take them on trains too.
    2) How difficult is it to get an apartment when you have a dog? Does it matter what kind of breed you have and that your'e responsible and so on.
    A lot of people are predjudiced against some breeds, such as Staffies and Rotties. It can sometimes be difficult to rent with a dog, but some places do accept pets.
    3) Do you have any rules regarding keeping dogs on lead?
    Dogs can be off lead if under control.
    4) Do pet stores sell raw food products or only dry fooder?
    Most pet stores sell branded dog food, but you can buy raw from specialist shops, online or from butchers.
     
  4. rocco33

    rocco33 PetForums VIP

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    Just to add to your question about dogs off lead.

    Most areas allow dogs off lead, however, under the Road Traffic Act dogs must be kept onlead when walking on a road. That said, you do see plenty of idiots walking their dogs offlead along the road, so it's commonplace, but it's not the law.
     
  5. davehyde

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    owning a dog in england is usually a pleasure.

    a lot of shops stock raw frozen. the big pet superstores do. and my small local one does too.

    off lead, be sensible really. some public parks require dogs to kept on lead at all times. others require dogs to be kept under control. there is a difference.

    i have never had a problem with public transport. albeit with a golden retriever big but soft lol.

    where are you coming from????

    i have just seen, norway lol.
    lovely place i used to work there in a place called larvik. on the oslo fiorrd
     
  6. HeyMeow

    HeyMeow PetForums Junior

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    Wow, this sounds quite positive :D Makes me more exited to move, really.


    Davyhyde: Yes, Norway is amazing, Larvik is quite close to where I live, lovely place indeed )
     
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    Guinevere13 PetForums VIP

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    I live in North Lincolnshire - there are some lovely places to walk the dogs. Good luck with your move :thumbup:
     
  8. alaun

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    What kind of dog do you have?

    Which part of England are you moving to?

    I think you'll enjoy being a dog owner in the UK. There are some lovely places to walk, holiday cottages that allow dogs, quality kennels if you need them, dog walkers if you need to leave your dog for any length of time, excellent vets, lots of training classes and clubs for agility and other doggy sports.

    Basically there are lots of things for doggy people in most towns.

    Raw food can be ordered online.
     
  9. HeyMeow

    HeyMeow PetForums Junior

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    I have a Labrador Retriever.. 4 year old female, she's very obedient and loveable (in my opinion at least) Hehe
    and I will be moving to Lincoln
     
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  10. lucysnewmum

    lucysnewmum PetForums Senior

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    i lived in Lincoln for many years before moving down to the south coast...
    what part are you going to? i may be able to point you in the right direction for some lovely dog walks.
    gilly
     
  11. davehyde

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    lincoln eh, well look out for the lincoln imp.

    if you see one keep the dog well away as the things are pretty feisty, only small but have massive teeth and head.

    if you dont bother it , it wont bother you.
     
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