I noticed this in another thread, and I was curious. What are leash laws like in your country? Can you take your dogs everywhere? Here in the states, leash laws abound. Whenever you're in an urban area, you're usually required to have your dog on-leash. Same thing in the country. Most countryside is actually private property, and you can't let your dog off-leash on another person's property without their consent. Here in Texas, where feral dogs and coyotes can take a heavy toll on ranchers' livestock, you run the risk your dog being shot by a rancher if they see it off-leash on their property. Around here, suburb dogs like my Horsemen are usually off-leash only in fenced properties, such as backyards or dog parks. Many stores here don't object too much to dogs, but it depends on the size of the dog and the particular store. I've heard that European stores are much more accepting of dogs coming in. What's it like where you live?