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Summer Dog Walks: Staying Safe on the Coast

Sand, sea and a fresh salty breeze, the coast is the perfect place to go for a stroll with your pooch. Whether you’re heading to your local stretch of beach or journeying further afield for a weekend trip, the UK is full of beautiful coastline to enjoy with your four-legged friend. While the seaside is a beautiful place, it’s important not to forget that there can be some hidden dangers too. To make sure both you and your dog stay safe, read on.

1.Get clued up on tide times and local danger spots before walking along the beach so you don’t get caught out by the sea

2.If your route takes you near cliff edges or fast flowing water, keep your dog on a lead to prevent accidents

3.Avoid walking right below cliffs on beaches in case of falling stones

4.If your dog gets stuck in mud or the sea, don’t go after them yourself. Call 999 or 112 and ask for the coast guard

5.Remember mobile signal can be a bit hit and miss on the coast, so always let someone know where you’ve gone and when you’re due back.

6.Make sure you’ve stocked up on food and water for both you and your dog - why not pack Harringtons Salmon Rolls to keep your pooch going?

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