Activities For Dogs In Taiwan

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Introduction

Taiwan is an interesting country with a lot of things to do. It is a place worth visiting, and like any other, it is even better when you experience it with your best friend by your side. So whether you have decided to go on an Asian road trip or if you are moving to Taiwan, it is important to know what you can and cannot do there, and how you can make the trip and the whole experience more pleasant for your beloved pup.

Arriving

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Any Day
Moderate
Normal
24 - 48 hrs
Items needed
Leash
snacks
collapsible water bowl
treats
Activity description

When you first arrive in Taiwan, you will probably not have an apartment you can settle in. You also need somewhere to sleep and rest and leave your stuff before you go out to explore this amazing island. Luckily, Taiwan has a lot of reasonably priced dog-friendly hotels and hostels you can lodge in, and these places are great for a short-term stay. So, do some research online before you arrive and book a room or a suite in a hotel to make sure you and your canine traveling companion have a place to stay while you are looking for something more permanent. 

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Research
First off, find a place that will allow you to walk everywhere. There is nothing worse than booking a hotel and then finding out that it is located in the outskirts of the city where the center and all the attractions are hard to reach. Also, double check to see if they are dog-friendly!
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Prepare
Be prepared, always. Always have a leash on your pup until the staff tells you it is okay to let them run freely, and always bring your treats. Also, bring a collapsible water bowl to make sure that your puppy will have a clean bowl to drink from. Having your treats is also a good option, especially when traveling to a foreign country. Once in your accommodation, as you go about the hostel or hotel, keep your pup with you and on their best doggy behavior.
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Dog Park

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Sunny Day
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Easy
1 - 3 hrs
Items needed
leash
treats
Activity description

Put your pup on a leash, bring some treats with you, and hit the streets of Taipei! There is a cool new dog park that opened recently that will surely be loads of fun for your pup and you. When you arrive in Taiwan, tired and beaten, after you’ve had a good rest, you can have some fun in this lovely dog park and make some Taiwanese canine and human friends while you’re there. Dog parks provide loads of entertainment at little to no cost. What’s even better is that this dog park is really close to Taipei Zoo, so when you get tired of jumping around and playing, you can take a relaxing stroll through the zoo and look at some cute animals! 

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Find it
First of all, you need to find the dog park. The facility is named Wanxing Dog Area, and it is located in the Wanxsing Borough, in Daonan Left Bank Riverside Park. It has two zones, one for big dogs, and one for smaller puppers. The total span of the park is a whopping 1761 square meters! That’s a lot of fun area!
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Play! in the zone
When you figure out which zone you belong to, which will depend on the size of your lovely pup, it is time to have some serious Taipei fun! You will probably find yourselves in awe, not knowing where to go and what to do first! This is always a good sign that the dog park is going to be loads of fun!
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Rest
When you get tired, you have many amenities available. This dog park has its toilets, wash basins, and waste bags, so you don’t have to bring your own. However, it is always a good idea to bring your own treats, especially if your pup is not used to Taiwanese treats yet. Keep an eye on your dog as they interact with their new friends and be ready to intervene if necessary.
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Be a Tourist!

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Cheap
Easy
2 - 4 hrs
Items needed
Leash
snacks
Doggy waste bags
Activity description

Once you have had your dog park fun and have a nice place to go back to, you can finally go and take a relaxing tour of Taipei or another city you are in. There is nothing better than discovering little alleys, hidden nooks and corners, and figuring out what the locals like in their own city. You can always stop another fellow dog owner on the street and ask them for advice, and they will surely point you to something fun and dog-friendly you can go and check out. So, be a tourist for a while and soak up all the beauties of the place you are currently in, as you will remember it forever, and your dog will undoubtedly love exploring new scents and corners of the world. Exploration is free, and the benefits of learning are priceless!

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Be responsible
Before you go and explore, you need to be a responsible dog owner and keep your pup on a leash. Not only for the sake of other people, but also for the sake of your dog. When you guys are in a new place, it becomes increasingly easier to get lost, so to prevent that, keep your pup on a leash!
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Explore
Wander around the town and explore the main attractions. While that is super fun and exciting, from time to time, you might want to go off the beaten path and explore the small streets, the alleys, the hidden corners, and the little cafes that only locals frequent. This is how you will soak up the culture and how your doggo can figure out new scents and locations. Remember to hydrate your dog often as you trek around the area. Offer rest as needed, too!
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Netflix and Chill

After a long day of walking around and exploring, have a relaxing night in your hotel room and cuddle with your amazing pup. They will get used to the new country easier if you are patient and gentle and provide a lot of love for them!

Have a Snack

Find a dog-friendly restaurant in the area and have a relaxing snack or even a full lunch with your best bud by your side. Get some delicious Asian treats for your doggo, but try to give them just a little bit, mixed with their regular food to allow them to get used to them. 

Conclusion

As you can see, Taiwan is quite an interesting country both for short term and long term visits, but no matter how good it is, it is even better if you have your best friend by your side. Ease your dog into the new environment and be there for them, try to make every day interesting and allow them to explore their surroundings to get more familiar with them, and we guarantee that your lovely doggo will fall in love with traveling just as you did!