Dog (un) Friendly shops
Ask about the risk assessment?
I was going to but I had to bite my tongue on account my other half was giving me the daggers for having the cheek to even ask him why so. She decided to wait outside with him leaving me with the unenviable task of trying to get the right product!Posted 3 years agonanoSubscriber
This isn’t anything new. Most of the chains (DIY or otherwise) have had a no dogs except guide dogs policy for years (there used to notices on the doors of the shops I worked in back in the 80’s), long before the health & safety ‘culture’ took over.
Can’t remember what the reason was that dogs were banned for TBH, but based on the fact that we used to get customers using fitting rooms and aisles as a toilet at times I guess dogs might have been banned for the same reason.
Take your point tho’ OP; shouldn’t be that hard to provide somewhere for for you to tie up your pooch and if it’s hot and sunny maybe some water too.Posted 3 years ago
Its their store..if they don’t want to allow dogs, koalas and aubergines in they don’t have to.
I appreciate this but should they not take into account that on a hot day on a weekend, there’s bound to be people with dogs etc and should at least provide something secure to attach them to and maybe a bowl of water?Posted 3 years agochrismacMember
Why should a store provide somewhere for yor dog to wait? They probably assume that, with the exception of guide dogs, people dont bring dogs shopping. I dont think I have ever seen a dog in a shop, certainly never in the ones I sepnt 5 years working in.Posted 3 years agonjee20Subscriber
My view is that any dog owner that needs to rely on a DIY store to get water for their dog is the one with the problem, not the shop.
Leave the bloody dog at home, not their job to accommodate. Should they provide snacks for children too? Ridiculous.
I doubt it would have suffered if you’d left it in the car for 5 minutes, or just go in one after the other.Posted 3 years agoprojectMember
From experience its not dogs, its the owners they should ban, you walk round a corner looking for a fufu valve or a glass hammer and thetre in isle 6 is a dog turd abg hanging up, no barcode, no descripotion and when you get to the self service checkout you just know the till will say “UNEXPECTED ITEM IN BAGGING AREA”
Certain late night shops also have an isle where customers go interior dogging, nothing to explicit,just a subtle wink or a smile, and chat or exchange of details then out into the car parkPosted 3 years ago
The other day, we’d been out with the pooch for a walk and on the way back we remembered we needed some hinges so called at our local B&Q. It was about 22 deg (according to my car’s thermometer) so I wasn’t going to leave the dog in the car. Fully prepared to chain him up outside I quickly realised there was nothing that he couldn’t drag away to attach him to. Given there was no sign on the door say ‘no dogs’ I assumed it would be ok to take him in. No sooner had I got over the threashold one of their ‘experts’ piped up (i don’t know where he came from) “sorry no dogs allowed”. I pointed out there was nothing appropriate to chain him to and I wasn’t going to leave him in the car and asked why not. A genuine question as in my mind there’s no obvious reason a dog isn’t allowed in – it’s not a restaurant nor does it have one in it. He responded with the classic cliche “‘elf n safety”.
I’ve never really understood people’s objections to allowing dogs to enter certain premises like this example. It almost always seems rather arbitrary. Pubs are particularly prescriptive
Should there be better provision for dog owners?
I might start a petition – who’ll sign it?Posted 3 years agotwinw4llMember
You just have to accept some places will and some won’t, our dog goes pretty much everywhere with us, we are sometimes surprised by places that do allow them in.Posted 3 years ago
I do find pubs that shout about how traditional they are not allowing them in a p1ss take, it’s a basic human right for a man to take his dog to the pub.AlasdairMcMember
I just work my life around the dog. If it’s hot, dog doesn’t come out with me if I need to go anywhere. If it’s not, she’s fine in the car for a short time. I don’t see why dogs should be allowed in every shop as if it’s a God given right for them to be there.
However, I draw the line at tying her up outside anywhere. Too many of her breed have been nicked so I just wouldn’t risk it.Posted 3 years ago
it’s a basic human right for a man to take his dog to the pub.
I really wish for the to be true.
If it’s hot, dog doesn’t come out with me if I need to go anywhere.
We didn’t go out with the intention of going to B&Q it was just on our way – we’d normally leave him at home too but we went out for him to have a walkPosted 3 years agoandylMember
I wouldn’t take my dog into b&q. Too many sharp and heavy things that could be knocked over onto her and its not her I worry about doing it, Its the bloody morons you get in there. You have enough of a hard time watching out for people pulling bits of wood out of racks and trying to take your head off or people lifting things then realising its too heavy for them and Knocking you out of the way in the rush to get to their trolley. I could leave our spaniel sat outside not tied to anything and she would still be there when I came out but I wouldn’t as I know other people would interfere with her doing what she was a told.
You soon learn which places you can go to. White stuff and fat face are fantastic with dogs. Bike in Bristol fine with them too. We get bowls of water from the staff at browns when eating outside with the dog and all the pubs we go to on the mendips are fine with dogs, even if they serve food.Posted 3 years agochewkwMember
rene59 – Member
They won’t let me in with my horse either, ****.
If you ride a horse then decide to bring it into the store then you need to become a better tool. Nobody rides a horse now as form of transport everyone use other means of transportation. Are you a secrete cowboy? 😆
highclimber – Member
I can only guarantee the dog won’t on account he’s a castrato!
My castrato dog would hump my leg as a form of greetings everyday when I got back from school in my teen. Yes, he could.Posted 3 years ago
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