With spring coming, now is the perfect time to bring your furry baby with you on outings. The dog-friendly patios throughout Chicago’s northwest suburbs will make your day trip complete by offering you an opportunity to bring your pup along for lunch dates and more. Thankfully, Happy Pup Manor is located close to several of these top-notch restaurants, making it easy to bring your pup along after a fun-filled day of training with our expert team.
When taking your dog out with you, there are a few things you should know to prepare. If you aren’t certain that a restaurant allows dogs, even if it is outdoors, it’s a good idea to call ahead.
Once at the restaurant, it’s important to know your dog and be prepared. Use a harness and keep your pup on a short leash so that they don’t disturb other diners. Feed your dog beforehand and, if the restaurant doesn’t offer puppy plates, bring some treats to keep them occupied. While the restaurant food will be a temptation, most human food is unhealthy for your dog to eat and you should avoid feeding them anything off of your plate whenever possible.
Most of all, it’s important to know the temperament of your dog and be certain that they’ll behave when out around other people and pups. If you feel that your furry friend might be lacking in etiquette, a professional trainer can help you prepare them for public outings. That said, these are our picks for local, dog-friendly eats and treats.
Neoteca offers quality wines, craft beers, brick oven pizzas, and even fresh pasta in a contemporary atmosphere. Their outdoor patio is perfect for enjoying the warm weather with your furry friend in tow.
Cafe Olympic is a diner located on a cozy little corner in Crystal Lake, Ill. They have been in business since 1984, and advertise classic American fare as well as a “legacy of hospitality.” They even offer a doggy menu for outdoor diners.
Docks Bar and Grill is located right on the shores of Bangs Lake, so you can watch the waves and appreciate the scenery with your pup. Their menu features a variety of tasty American staples, like mega nachos and Wisconsin cheese curds.
If you’re looking for a casual outing, did you know that many Starbucks offer outdoor seating? You can even request a “puppuccino” through the drive-thru, and will be presented with a small cup of whipped cream for your furry friend to enjoy. According to BringFido.com, the Barrington location has five outdoor tables where you and your dog can relax and enjoy a warming cappuccino or refreshing iced tea.
If you’ve dreamed of taking your pup to one of Chicago’s best dog-friendly patios, our trainers at Happy Pup Manor can help make sure that the experience is everything you hope for. Whether you’re bringing your Emotional Support Animal along on a routine outing or introducing your new puppy to restaurants for the first time, our dedicated staff knows all the ins and outs to help you prepare. To learn about our training program or schedule a visit, contact us today.