Activities For Dogs In Sweden

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Introduction

Sweden is considered one of the top dog-friendly countries. At least thirteen percent of all households in the country own at least one dog. Within the country, pets are allowed in all forms of public transportation but are usually made to sit in the back. On trains, one specific car is traditionally set aside for pets. In the city of Stockholm, you will find many businesses that allow well-behaved pets. Many set out refreshing bowls of water or offer small doggy treats to patrons. It is not uncommon to see people walking their canines down the busy streets at all times of the day.

Off Leash Dog Parks

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All dogs love off-leash dog parks. While there, they can run and just enjoy being a dog. It is also an excellent opportunity for your pooch to socialize with other canines. You might also enjoy sharing banter with local Swedish dog owners as they let their four-legged buddies play. At Sweden's dog parks, your dog can genuinely enjoy safely playing in wide open, shady expanses of lovely outdoor locations. There are many dog parks located throughout the country, but a few of them truly stand out from the rest as being ideal. Why not make a day of it and visit a few with your dog?
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Hembygdsgarden
This picturesque place features lovely manicured gardens that your pooch will have a blast exploring. It is not a typical dog park like Americans are used to, but instead a farm where your pooch is allowed to run free. Hembygdsgarden is located near Askersund, Sweden.
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Wamoparken
Wamoparken is a dog park, combination zoo. There are ample expanses of manicured green lawns where your dog can run and play. You can also enjoy viewing the pigs, goats, and bunnies that also call Wamoparken home.
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Hovdala Hundslinga
Hovdala Hundslinga is a combination dog park and dog beach. It's a great place to bring your pooch to play in the green grass, explore the sandy shoreline, or to dip a toe in the water. There are usually many other dogs and their owners visiting, meaning ample pooches for your canine buddy to enjoy interacting with.
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Shopping in Stockholm

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Stockholm is a modern city that is brimming with shops, restaurants, coffee houses, and many other upscale businesses. Many also welcome pets with open arms. However, before entering any business be sure to look to see if there is a sign banning canines. If you are still unsure, then you should kindly ask the proprietor to determine if it is okay to bring your pooch inside. Most visitors are surprised at just how many businesses readily welcome dogs. Many of the restaurants and cafes will provide water for your fur buddy and even give them a pet-friendly snack. Some also have dog-friendly menus and offer special events for your pooch, such as canine birthday parties.
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Skrovet
The atmosphere of pet-friendly Skrovet is excellent. You can sit waterside with your pup, relaxing and taking in the view. Why not enjoy the sunset together while you dine and sip a glass of wine? Your pooch will be given a refreshing bowl of water to enjoy.
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Mosebacketerrassen
Mosebacketerrassen not only offers a bar for your four-legged companion but also one for you. There is a 'dog bar' with food bowls and water all ready for your canine buddy to enjoy. The place is definitely dog-friendly and very welcoming.
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Himmelska Hundar
This is one of the best dog-friendly cafes in Stockholm. The canine visitors are allowed to roam around the restaurant. They even have a dog menu just for your pooch. Dog parties are regularly hosted at the location which features a yummy meat cake for your dog and a bottle of bubbly for you to enjoy.
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Hit the Beach

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Who doesn't enjoy visiting the beach? Even your four-legged pooch is going to like the time spent beside the shoreline. Skateholm Beach is a scenic beach located in the southern region of Sweden near the village of Skateholm. It is a dog-friendly beach that is open year round. The beach stretches for 8 kilometers. The beach is flat, so easy to walk across. There are bathrooms that are open to visitors. You can even enjoy a round of miniature golf at the nearby golf course. Many people visit the beach to take their pooch for a walk or play a game of ball or Frisbee with their pooch.
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Leash up and start walking
After you park your vehicle it is time to leash up your pooch and start walking the wonderful sandy expanse of Skateholm beach. Always be considerate of other dog owners that also might be enjoying the area. Be sure to pick up after your dog and keep the sand pristine and beautiful.
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Dip a toe
If it is a hot day then why not encourage your beloved pooch to dip a toe in the warm ocean water? It is not an excessively deep area so your pal can easily wade into the water without having to swim. Most dogs will enjoy the refreshing feel of the water.
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Make sandcastles
Okay, your dog can't really help build a sandcastle but he can sure enjoy digging in the sand. You could even hide a treat and encourage them to find it. Most dogs love digging and searching for things in the sand. Just remember to not leave large holes. Always fill in the areas where your canine digs so no one accidentally falls into the hole.
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Fishing in Sweden

Sweden is a country filled with lakes and other bodies of water. It's a fisherman's paradise, especially if you own a dog. The  Nordic Camping Rostanga has a well-stocked fishing lake and welcomes dogs. Many of the lakes offer boat rentals that accommodate dogs so you can get out on the lake to catch the big one together. After fishing, you can head in and typically dine at one of the lakeside cafes with your pooch. Some of the lakeside cottage rentals also welcome dogs if you plan on spending a weekend or a longer vacation with your pooch. 

Camping in Sweden

Camping in Sweden is an excellent experience for both you and your pooch. There are more than 400 campgrounds in the country and every one of them welcomes well-behaved dogs. At places like Arjang Camping and Stugor Sommarvik you can canoe and fish with your canine companion in a pristine setting. The entire facility is made up of six distinct villages that serve the campers. No matter where you decide to camp in Sweden, you can rest easy knowing that your dog is welcome everywhere. Why not plan a wonderful outdoor vacation or holiday weekend for the entire family, including your four-legged furry companion?

Conclusion

Sweden is considered a true dog-friendly country where the locals readily embrace all canines. Across the nation, you will find warmth and welcome as you explore the region with your pooch. Just remember to always keep your dog under control and clean up any messes they may leave behind. Well-behaved canines are always ideal to take on vacation. Even if you don't own a dog, you can still enjoy canines in Sweden by booking one of the many dog sledding trips that occur every winter throughout the country. The guided tours will whisk you away via a dog-pulled sled to enjoy the country's pristine winter wonderland.