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Dog friendly Cottages in Bowness

Dog friendly Cottages in Bowness On Windermere

Bowness Dog Friendly Cottages

Bowness-on-Windermere, sits halfway along the shore of England’s largest lake. It is a vibrant hive of activity and a perfect destination for a family holiday, including our furry pals. We know with a holiday in Bowness you’ll want to bring your whole family along, including Rover. So with Lakelovers pets stay free. We have a great range of self-catering Bowness Cottages which welcome up to two pets. We have the largest range of premier self-catering cottages in the region. As with all of our cottages, our Dog Friendly Cottages in Bowness-on-Windermere also come with the Lakelovers quality guarantee of being VisitEngland 3-5 star rated with a large collection of Gold standard properties also welcoming pets. A holiday with the whole family certainly shouldn’t mean compromising on comfort, style, fixtures and fittings. There are plenty of good walks, and dog friendly pubs in the area for you all to enjoy.

Choosing a holiday in one of our pet friendly cottages in Bowness-on-Windermere has never been easier. We have lots of open plan properties where everyone can be together. As well as cottages with separate kitchens. Our private gardens and log burners also go down very with our doggie customers.

Bowness is the perfect base for exploring the south Lake District, including Cartmel, Newby Bridge and Lakeside. As well as Beatrix Potter country over the water in Near Sawrey and Hawkshead.

Dog friendly self-catering accommodation in Bowness

The attraction that often draws holidaymakers to Bowness is the lake itself. Windermere is the UK’s largest natural lake, stretching along 10.5 miles of stunning scenery. And it is also home to some of the most accessible walks and public rights of way in the region. Dogs can run, under close control of course, off the lead.

The area also has lots of ‘Miles without Stiles’ walks. They are easy-access walks, perfect for wheelchairs, prams and less active pets.

Dog Friendly Walks in Bowness

Bowness to Cockshott Point is a superb circular local Bowness walk and is only 2km. This makes it the perfect post dinner stroll. Catch the sunset over the lakes. Or an early morning breath of fresh air before the daytrippers arrive. Start on Glebe Road and follow the walk to the National Trust owned Cockshott Point.

A great ‘Miles without Stiles’ walk is from the lakeshore path alongside the western shore. This is particularly suitable for less mobile people or families with pushchairs. A 5km walk from Red Nab to Wray Castle is perfect. It has lots of nature’s finest dog ‘toys’ to be found in the superb oak, ash and silver birch woods. There is lake access for cooling off, making High Wray Bay particularly good for pups.

Windermere Lake Cruises

A holiday in one of our pet friendly cottages in Bowness should also involve a trip on Windermere’s tranquil waters which dogs will love too.

Windermere Lake Cruises have an all-year-round dog friendly policy. Well behaved dogs travel for free. There are even onboard doggy bowls and many of the piers have doggy refreshments areas too.

Try a cruise for sightseeing purposes or to get to another part of the south lakes. It’s ideal for all the family and all weather conditions. Plus you avoid the hassle of parking and road congestion.

Tip from us: get a ‘combined’ ticket, including local attraction and cruise ticket as a great money saver.

Places to Visit

We’d recommend catching a cruise to visit Windermere’s western shore. There you’ll find the National Trust owned Wray Castle. Brockhole National Park Visitor Centre is on the opposite side. Halfway between Bowness and Ambleside, is also a great place to head to for a dog friendly day out. Both are excellent places to visit with all the family, especially little pooch.

Or, if you fancy taking to the waters under your own ‘steam’, over the spring and summer months we’d recommend hiring a traditional row boat. Pets on leads are welcome to enjoy the ride, a picnic and the spectacular scenery!

Pets are not allowed in two of the popular local attractions, Lake Aquarium or The World of Beatrix Potter attraction. Do remember to make other arrangements if you go. Leaving pets in cars is not recommended, especially in hot weather.

All the family will love a trip to Lakeland Motor Museum, Newby Bridge. Well behaved dogs and their owners are allowed everywhere except for the café. Don’t forget to pick up a children’s quiz from reception.

Dog Friendly Restaurants & Pubs

Dogs are a mainstay of the Lake District and so many cafes, restaurants and pubs in Bowness welcome furry paws.

Some particularly good ones to head to include the handy Ship Inn on Glebe Road and walkers pub The Royal Oak on Kendal Road.
A 15 minute bus ride away, you will love traditional Lakeland pub, The Watermill Inn and Brewery. Based in the village of Ings, local dogs will often get served before their owners! Dogs will find delicious Lakeland water and dog biscuits on tap, as well as great walks from the pub.

If you’ve hired a dog sitter then some retail therapy in Bowness is a real treat. Popular names like Edinburgh Woolen Mill, Fat Face, Joules, Costa Coffee, Laura Ashley, Peter Rabbit & Friends, Pandora Jewelry and Hawkshead alongside local boutiques, trendy cafes and a range of cuisines, including Thai, Italian, bar and grills.

If you fancy a romantic night out into the early hours, or trying something that your less adventurous furry other-half isn’t up to, there are plenty of great dog sitters across the Lake District. Only 15 minutes from Bowness you’ll find Dog Tale, based in Newby Bridge. They offer dog sitting for the day, overnight stays, dog food delivery and full grooming if you fancy a ‘spa’ treatment for your four-legged family member.

Have a look at our Windermere dog friendly cottages, only a mile from the bustle of Bowness bay. Windermere is where you’ll find the nearest train station as well as some very well-stocked shops like Booths, the Co-op, Lakeland kitchenware, Windermere wine stores as well as fabulous upmarket bistros and bars. Lakeland Pet Supplies is on the main road running through Windermere if you fancy picking up some holiday treats or specialist pet food for your loved one, or even if you forgot to pack their bed or blanket!

Enjoy choosing from our collection of dog friendly self-catering accommodation in Bowness. Contact us if you can’t find what you’re looking for.

How to Keep Everyone Happy

Just remember to ‘paws for thought’; take your dog out and about with you and don’t leave him in your holiday home. Be responsible for dog mess and be mindful of local wildlife and livestock. Be aware that you need to keep your dog on a short lead around livestock. Especially during breeding season, March to July.

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Highbank Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Highbank is a well presented, larger than average, Victorian terrace house just five minutes' walk from the popular restaurants, cafes, bars and shops in the village of Bowness and less than ten minutes' walk from the shores of Lake Windermere. This excellent family friendly property is just the ideal base for an excellent family holiday or a getaway with friends.

Available From£495.00
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  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • On Street Parking
  • 2 pets allowed

A welcoming and romantic cottage for one or two couples in a quiet location, just 5 minutes from the cinema, shops & restaurants conservation area of Bowness. This property has been beautifully modernised to exacting standards, yet retaining traditional charm. Embrace the convenience of vibrant Bowness, offering shops, cafes, lake cruises and plenty of evening entertainment.

Available From£395.00
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  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Ellerbeck Bridge is situated in the sweet village of Underbarrow, on the edge of the Lyth Valley. This stunning property has been recently extended to create a suitable base for any occasion, Ellerbeck bridge prides itself on being finished to a high standard throughout, offering plenty of living space and beautiful views, you really do get the best of both worlds. Complimenting the location of this property is the village pub, 'The Black Labrador' which is only a few minutes' walk down the road, there are also many other country pubs within driving distance. Ellerbeck Bridge has an excellent location, there are plenty of laid back country walks and it is also close to the market town of Kendal, or the foodie village of Cartmel, famous for Cartmel Races. Why not try our virtual walkthrough of the property. Simply click here or follow the floorplan link above.

Available From£715.00
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Foxrock Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Within easy walking distance of both Windermere and Bowness centres (5-10 minutes), the owners have fully refurbished and modernised the property to an exceptionally high standard. The property is newly completed and has been extended to substantially increase the living space providing light and airy accommodation throughout. Spectacular bi-fold doors open directly onto the private terrace and offers impressive views to the Langdales, one of the Lake District's well know mountain ranges.

Available From£645.00
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The Low House Bowness
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 6 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Entering the property you will step into the beautiful powder blue kitchen with high vaulted ceiling and exposed original wood beams. There is an American Style fridge/freezer with water and Ice function. An electric AGA with double oven and induction hob and underfloor heating fills the kitchen with warmth. The Kitchen Island and dining table provides and elegant but practical social space when preparing meals or planning the day ahead over morning coffee.

Available From£1250.00
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Crag View Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Crag View is a beautiful family-friendly holiday cottage that sleeps 6 and welcomes dogs. Nestled in the peaceful hamlet of Underbarrow, it is just a quick walk from the delightful Black Labrador pub, renowned for a great menu. Crag View is a short 15 minute drive to Bowness and Kendal. Overlooking the picturesque Lyth Valley, it is also ideal for a walking holiday. There is a magnificent range of local walks to suit all abilities, from a hike over nearby Cunswick Scar (steep in places and well worth the effort) to fun walks with young children, for example the walk over Scout Scar. This is one of the 'Miles Without Stiles' walks and is suitable for pushchairs.

Available From£515.00
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  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed

Camellia Cottage is a picture perfect Lakeland Cottage, set in the quite hamlet of Crook just a few minutes' drive from the shores of Lake Windermere and within relatively easy reach of the Central Lakes. The Cottage is an ideal place to relax or engage in a wide range of activities. You may want to sail on the lakes, play golf (a 13 hole course is available in the village and two 18 hole courses are nearby), fish, cycle or simply walk from the door or on accessible Lakeland fells. The range of activities, together with access to great places to eat and drink make Camellia Cottage a prefect Lakeland retreat.

Available From£425.00
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Highbeck Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This sophisticated Lakeland residence is breathtaking inside and out, with panoramic glorious views through enormous windows, elegant living space for your sociable gathering. Highbeck stands alongside Highbeck Cottage within a secluded 3 acres of gardens and grounds, a stroll from the village of Crosthwaite and the award-winning Punchbowl Inn.

Available From£565.00
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Lake Lodge Bowness
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 3 pets allowed

A luxury Lake District lodge with hot tub, in a superbly romantic setting. With panoramic views through full length windows and overlooking Lake Windermere, Lake Lodge is a unique retreat for a special occasion or honeymoon in the Lake District. It's perfect for exploring the Lakeland countryside, but equally well-placed to enjoy the delights of Bowness village which is only a couple of miles away.

Available From£495.00
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The Hayloft Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Soak up the sublime setting of this 17th century Lakeland barn. Keeping Bowness village and Lake Windermere close by, you'll escape towards the peace and tranquility of the rural lakes. The Hayloft is full of the character of the original building, but a thorough and stylish refurbishment has created a very sophisticated retreat. The quirky layout includes a truly cosy living room with luxury leather sofas and woodburning stove.

Available From£565.00
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Damson Cottage Bowness
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1 pet allowed

Damson Cottage is a pretty, romantic white-walled cottage set in the picturesque rural hamlet of Crook, a few miles from the tourist centre of Bowness and Lake Windermere itself. This Lakeland property would look good on any chocolate box with a picturesque outlook over rolling countryside. Take invigorating or bracing walks starting straight from your door, pop into the nearby Sun Inn for a refreshing drink or make the most of the beautiful location by walking through to Staveley to visit The Hawkshead Brewery and Wilf's Cafe.

Available From£335.00
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  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 3 pets allowed

This romantic Lake District lodge with hot tub takes a super location; away from the crowds, backing onto open fell and still only a couple of miles from the entertainments of Bowness and Lake Windermere. Lake Lodge Studio is part of the owners home, but has been cleverly converted into a stylish and completely private self-contained unit - extending to a lovely conservatory. Small but perfectly formed, the studio itself includes pleasant dining space for those chilly evenings in.

Available From£315.00
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Primrose Mount Bowness
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • 1 pet allowed

Gaze out to Lake Windermere through architect-designed windows, relax in a peaceful enclosed garden and enjoy only a 2 minute stroll to Bowness village and the lake shore from this modern detached residence. Primrose Mount takes a gently elevated location on the edge of Bowness, to take full advantage of the unforgettable lake views which can be enjoyed from almost every room.

Available From£645.00
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Tanna Hill Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Panoramic views are the focus of this contemporary Bowness holiday home, taking an elevated position only 5 minutes away from the centre of the village. The upside-down layout takes full advantage of the outlook - enormous windows throughout the living space, kitchen and dining area, a large forward-facing balcony to capture the afternoon sun, and a raised patio fully-equipped for al-fresco dining and BBQs.

Available From£695.00
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  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

This 17th century Westmorland 'longhouse' is what we'd describe as a dream Lake District holiday home. Elegantly refurbished to 5 star luxury, unforgettable for its 'olde worlde' charms and part of a picture-postcard rural scene - overlooking the lush Lyth Valley, a mile from the acclaimed Mason's Arms at Strawberry Bank only a few miles from the shores of Lake Windermere.

Available From£565.00
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North Highfield Windermere
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 5 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Is this the most enviable abode in the country? We think so and so did Harriet Martineau in her 1855 works, A complete guide to the English Lakes.

Available From£1195.00
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Cragholme Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed

With astonishing views over Lake Windermere, this charming apartment offers stylish and contemporary accommodation with a snug, romantic atmosphere!

Available From£540.00
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Woody’s Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Woody's is conveniently located just a minute's walk from the heart of Bowness Village. Situated on the first and second floor this Victorian apartment has been tastefully modernised and offers a great retreat not just for those wanting to relax but those who want to enjoy the popular cafes, bars and restaurants that Bowness has to offer, and a great base from which to explore the Lake District.

Available From£385.00
Special Offer Special Offer - 7 nights reduced from £990 to £891
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Traditional 17th Century Lake District meets 21st century luxury convenience as you step inside Low Cartmell Fold. This quintessential Lakeland farmhouse has been fully refurbished with love and care to create high quality and luxurious accommodation, in the pretty village of Crosthwaite, whilst retaining so many original features from the slate floors, wooden panel walls, oak beams, feature fire place, characterful staircase and the occasional sloping floor! Low Cartmell Fold is a real find and is a great setting for family celebrations, special occasions and simply spending time with family and friends.

Available From£990.00

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Dog friendly Cottages in Bowness

Dog friendly Cottages in Bowness On Windermere

Bowness Dog Friendly Cottages

Bowness-on-Windermere, sits halfway along the shore of England’s largest lake. It is a vibrant hive of activity and a perfect destination for a family holiday, including our furry pals. We know with a holiday in Bowness you’ll want to bring your whole family along, including Rover. So with Lakelovers pets stay free. We have a great range of self-catering Bowness Cottages which welcome up to two pets. We have the largest range of premier self-catering cottages in the region. As with all of our cottages, our Dog Friendly Cottages in Bowness-on-Windermere also come with the Lakelovers quality guarantee of being VisitEngland 3-5 star rated with a large collection of Gold standard properties also welcoming pets. A holiday with the whole family certainly shouldn’t mean compromising on comfort, style, fixtures and fittings. There are plenty of good walks, and dog friendly pubs in the area for you all to enjoy.

Choosing a holiday in one of our pet friendly cottages in Bowness-on-Windermere has never been easier. We have lots of open plan properties where everyone can be together. As well as cottages with separate kitchens. Our private gardens and log burners also go down very with our doggie customers.

Bowness is the perfect base for exploring the south Lake District, including Cartmel, Newby Bridge and Lakeside. As well as Beatrix Potter country over the water in Near Sawrey and Hawkshead.

Dog friendly self-catering accommodation in Bowness

The attraction that often draws holidaymakers to Bowness is the lake itself. Windermere is the UK’s largest natural lake, stretching along 10.5 miles of stunning scenery. And it is also home to some of the most accessible walks and public rights of way in the region. Dogs can run, under close control of course, off the lead.

The area also has lots of ‘Miles without Stiles’ walks. They are easy-access walks, perfect for wheelchairs, prams and less active pets.

Dog Friendly Walks in Bowness

Bowness to Cockshott Point is a superb circular local Bowness walk and is only 2km. This makes it the perfect post dinner stroll. Catch the sunset over the lakes. Or an early morning breath of fresh air before the daytrippers arrive. Start on Glebe Road and follow the walk to the National Trust owned Cockshott Point.

A great ‘Miles without Stiles’ walk is from the lakeshore path alongside the western shore. This is particularly suitable for less mobile people or families with pushchairs. A 5km walk from Red Nab to Wray Castle is perfect. It has lots of nature’s finest dog ‘toys’ to be found in the superb oak, ash and silver birch woods. There is lake access for cooling off, making High Wray Bay particularly good for pups.

Windermere Lake Cruises

A holiday in one of our pet friendly cottages in Bowness should also involve a trip on Windermere’s tranquil waters which dogs will love too.

Windermere Lake Cruises have an all-year-round dog friendly policy. Well behaved dogs travel for free. There are even onboard doggy bowls and many of the piers have doggy refreshments areas too.

Try a cruise for sightseeing purposes or to get to another part of the south lakes. It’s ideal for all the family and all weather conditions. Plus you avoid the hassle of parking and road congestion.

Tip from us: get a ‘combined’ ticket, including local attraction and cruise ticket as a great money saver.

Places to Visit

We’d recommend catching a cruise to visit Windermere’s western shore. There you’ll find the National Trust owned Wray Castle. Brockhole National Park Visitor Centre is on the opposite side. Halfway between Bowness and Ambleside, is also a great place to head to for a dog friendly day out. Both are excellent places to visit with all the family, especially little pooch.

Or, if you fancy taking to the waters under your own ‘steam’, over the spring and summer months we’d recommend hiring a traditional row boat. Pets on leads are welcome to enjoy the ride, a picnic and the spectacular scenery!

Pets are not allowed in two of the popular local attractions, Lake Aquarium or The World of Beatrix Potter attraction. Do remember to make other arrangements if you go. Leaving pets in cars is not recommended, especially in hot weather.

All the family will love a trip to Lakeland Motor Museum, Newby Bridge. Well behaved dogs and their owners are allowed everywhere except for the café. Don’t forget to pick up a children’s quiz from reception.

Dog Friendly Restaurants & Pubs

Dogs are a mainstay of the Lake District and so many cafes, restaurants and pubs in Bowness welcome furry paws.

Some particularly good ones to head to include the handy Ship Inn on Glebe Road and walkers pub The Royal Oak on Kendal Road.
A 15 minute bus ride away, you will love traditional Lakeland pub, The Watermill Inn and Brewery. Based in the village of Ings, local dogs will often get served before their owners! Dogs will find delicious Lakeland water and dog biscuits on tap, as well as great walks from the pub.

If you’ve hired a dog sitter then some retail therapy in Bowness is a real treat. Popular names like Edinburgh Woolen Mill, Fat Face, Joules, Costa Coffee, Laura Ashley, Peter Rabbit & Friends, Pandora Jewelry and Hawkshead alongside local boutiques, trendy cafes and a range of cuisines, including Thai, Italian, bar and grills.

If you fancy a romantic night out into the early hours, or trying something that your less adventurous furry other-half isn’t up to, there are plenty of great dog sitters across the Lake District. Only 15 minutes from Bowness you’ll find Dog Tale, based in Newby Bridge. They offer dog sitting for the day, overnight stays, dog food delivery and full grooming if you fancy a ‘spa’ treatment for your four-legged family member.

Have a look at our Windermere dog friendly cottages, only a mile from the bustle of Bowness bay. Windermere is where you’ll find the nearest train station as well as some very well-stocked shops like Booths, the Co-op, Lakeland kitchenware, Windermere wine stores as well as fabulous upmarket bistros and bars. Lakeland Pet Supplies is on the main road running through Windermere if you fancy picking up some holiday treats or specialist pet food for your loved one, or even if you forgot to pack their bed or blanket!

Enjoy choosing from our collection of dog friendly self-catering accommodation in Bowness. Contact us if you can’t find what you’re looking for.

How to Keep Everyone Happy

Just remember to ‘paws for thought’; take your dog out and about with you and don’t leave him in your holiday home. Be responsible for dog mess and be mindful of local wildlife and livestock. Be aware that you need to keep your dog on a short lead around livestock. Especially during breeding season, March to July.