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In the Hotel with the dog

For most dog owners it is likely to be completely clear: those Who share with four-legged friends in his life, they would not miss it in the holidays. Only it can be sometimes a challenge to find the right Hotel for – of the namely, in which not only Mr Chen and Mrs Chen are welcome, but also the loyal companion on four paws.

A help here, for example, the platform hundehotel.info. The search portal brings together currently the addresses of over 500 dog-friendly Hotels in the whole of Europe. Dog owners should get with a few clicks an Overview of the infrastructure, as well as to special services and offers for guests with dogs. This includes, for example, whether the dogs in the dining room are allowed, whether there is around the house-free running surfaces, in which rooms, drinking and feeding bowls are available, or whether the dog food is included in the price. Depending on the services the Hotels are awarded so-called "Doggies": A "Doggy style" means that dogs are allowed, but no special Service is offered. At the other end of the scale, establishments with six "Doggies are geared" exclusively on guests with dogs.

Free Bed and treat Box

One of the Swiss houses, which is listed on the Portal (with four "Doggies"), is the Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvédère in Davos. For the Five-star Hotel, it is, of course, to position the dog-friendly: "The dog is a faithful companion and a full-fledged member of the family. Why should we shoot the dog as a "guest" exclude?", General Manager Tina Heath, who has two dogs ask. She notes: "The reservation requests for dogs have recently increased noticeably, and so we have adjusted to our four-legged clientele," says Tina Heath.

With the "Dog's All In" has launched in the Hotel, therefore, a new Package specifically for dog owners: the a Free Overnight stay for the dog in the room of the holder, a treat Box on arrival, bowls in the room and a dog ceiling. The usual cleaning fee is waived – all rooms and suites are on request and availability. The guests will also get tips for Dog-walking routes through the meadows and forests of the area. On request, it is for your doggy whether or not cooked or a Walker organized so that the owners can carelessly spend a few hours in the Spa.

We assume all the possibilities that open up for Hotel guests: "that dog and owner play by the rules there must be, of course. From the Chihuahua to the great Dane, all may come, as long as you housebroken, friendly and well-trained." To is not part of the rules of the hotel that the dogs are not allowed in all Restaurants, so that other guests are not quite so hundeaffin, feel at a disadvantage. Also the Spa and fitness area are exclusively reserved for two-legged guests.

"Pet Manager" for animal guests

other Swiss Hotels are long gone to the dogs. Keyword location: The proximity to nature, including a loft wall network are important factors, as the Hotel Krone in La Punt, which shows on his website as a dog-friendly house. The host couple, Sonja and Andreas Martin is himself a dog owner and as a dog trainer – and is therefore pleased guests with four-legged friends. So the Ticket that each guest for the free use of mountain Railways and PUBLIC transportation receives in the whole of the upper Engadin is also for the dog valid.

In the Winter cross-country skiers with dogs, a four-kilometre-long dog trail near the Three-star-Superior-house available. From the point of view of the dog trainer, Andreas Martin also noted that "The obedience of the dogs is an important point. Especially in the case of small dogs, the neglected, unfortunately, often. ""Inside, quiet outside, Great" is our motto."

The good life dog in the room at the Lenkerhof.

In the Lenkerhof Gourmet Spa Resort in Lenk is specifically concerned with a "Pet Manager" for the Welfare of the animal guests. With Gernot Brendle, head of Finance/IT at the Five-star-Superior-house, was appointed to this role a connoisseur: he is Also working as a dog trainer and served for ten years as President of the Handlebars dog sport Association. Its task is to ensure that the defined Standards for a stay with a dog or cat to be complied with. He is both the guests and employees for information on Hiking, destinations, animal doctors or hairdressers in available and developed offers. "I understand my activity as a task to the animals. This means that Should a Hotel or days Inn a dog in summer, wait in the car, I'll see to it that he comes free."

in addition to dog blanket, towel, and food and Water bowls waiting in the room "a little Surprise" on the four-legged friends. All categories of rooms on the first floor with the dogs, and in the garage, a dog is even a shower with Shampoo and towels available. In the Restaurant "Oh de Vie" and on the Bühlberg, which also belongs to the Lenkerhof, dogs are also welcome. And even the food here is really Swiss: For the past three years, the Hotel dog offers a feed of the company Swiss Natural, made from local raw materials in Switzerland.

dog etiquette in the room

A company that is familiar with many dogs in the house, the Cresta Palace in Celerina. Since 2002, takes place every summer in the Four-star-Superior-house of the Hovawart of the week. Then the holder of over 40 dogs of the breed spend Hovawart together a whole week of Training in the Hotel.

"Our goal is to promote with the game, Sport and Fun the relationship and the dealings between man and dog, but also among the Hovawarten itself," says Markus Blatter, the organizer and head of the Hovawart of the week. On the first day of the course, the Participants will be sensitized to the place in the Hotel; "in addition, our dogs-Knigge is in the room, in which the principles and rules of conduct for the Hovawart-week," says Markus Blatter. The programme of walks and training courses. "Our Meadow behind the house offers a great location," says Director Kai Ulrich.

on four-legged friend, The Hotel Cresta aligned: in Celerina.

In each room, the Participants find a "dogs-gift set" with Dry and wet food, as well as Robi-Dog Sack; can wash, the older of Terry cloth as a base and deck to be brought up to the room. Because the Cresta Palace has no specific dog room, cleaned the rooms after a dog stay wet and after the Hovawart-week, all carpet shampooed. The dogs were all well-behaved, but if a "mishap" that happened in the rooms, clean the area immediately. Of course, the adjacent farmers and communities belong to them, that the other guests are informed when booking that the Hovawart of the week takes place as well.

Hotelière Tina Heath from the Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvédère in Davos summarizes the chances of dog-friendly Hotels in the following way: "When it comes to the four-legged friend well, is also our human guest relaxed and satisfied. This is the best possible goal achievement, which is every Hotelier." (Editorial Tamedia)

Created: 05.06.2019, 15:10 PM

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