OK just a mini rant here! While puppygirl's separation issues are still a work in progress, we are kinda limited to places we can take her, if they're more than 15 mins away (which everywhere is, out in the sticks). Before she arrived, I sort of assumed that most places, within reason, were dog friendly. Boy how wrong was I. This weekend alone, we were chucked out of Homebase (ffs) when we popped in to buy a paint tester, and phoned 3 local pubs when trying to find somewhere to meet friends, to be told "the management doesn't allow dogs". We drove to a beach to find that it took ages to find a bit that dogs weren't banned from. Of three possible "nice walk" locations, one (nature reserve) didn't allow dogs at all. The second had signs up with a blanket ban on off lead dogs, and the third was OK - we just wanted a large open space where pup could have a decent run. Now, she's no angel, but even at 5 months puppygirl is a great deal quieter, cleaner and better behaved than a good proportion of children we come across. I understand that not all dogs are, but it really does my head in that everywhere seems to ban dogs if in doubt, rather than ask for them to be well behaved and deal with issues on a case by case basis. Bit fed up with feeling like some sort of outcast, frankly - unreasonable?!