The ultimate guide for your holiday with dog
Holidays without your beloved four-legged friend? Unimaginable, isn't it? After all, your furry friend deserves a few relaxing days in the Grado lagoon. And we can already reveal one thing: Your dog will love it. All we can say is: sandy paws. Wind-blown fur. And always a new, exciting smell in the muzzle. But before you load your bag and baggage and child and dog and cone into the car and head for Grado, you should read this: In this issue of LagunenTalk, we not only reveal our highlights for dogs, but have also put together some valuable tips with the woof factor. So you and your pelt-nose can spend carefree days in the Grado lagoon.
Planning is half the dog holiday
Before you go on your well-deserved holiday, you should visit your vet in good time. They will not only give Bello the important routine vaccinations, but will also be happy to advise you on protection against parasites such as mosquitoes, sand flies, ticks and heartworms. If you come from more northern climes, it may be necessary to prevent special Mediterranean diseases. If you have a dog with high-maintenance hair, such as a poodle, Maltese or the like, a visit to the groomer before your holiday is a good idea. After all, who wants to spend hours grooming during the holidays? Once you've done that, you should think about a small first-aid kit for your four-legged friend. In addition to medicines that your dog always needs, you should also pack something against diarrhoea, disinfectant spray and some bandages. Also important: If your dog needs special food, please take enough of it with you. Your dog's favourite toy, dog bedding, grooming utensils, food and water bowls, an easy-care harness or collar, a tow line, a muzzle and, depending on the season, a cooling mat or a dog jumper should also be in your travel bag. Everything packed? Then you're ready to go! Depending on the time of year and season, the journey can be sweaty. If you don't have air conditioning in your car, please move your journey to the morning or evening hours. Don't forget to bring plenty of drinking water and take regular breaks to walk your dog!
A paradise for dogs
You're finally here! You can bet your dog will love Tenuta Primero. After all, there's an 800-metre private beach, your own 20-hectare fenced dog run on the grounds and plenty of doggy bag dispensers waiting for you. To ensure that all our guests can enjoy a carefree holiday, we kindly ask you to observe the following rules for a successful coexistence: Please keep your dog on a leash at all times in the resort and make sure to remove all waste immediately. Dogs are welcome everywhere, but they must stay outside in the pool area and on the family lounger area of the beach. Are you coming in summer? Then you should keep an eye on the temperature and leave your furry friend in the cottage during the particularly hot hours. Important: Don't set the air-conditioning too cool, as too great a difference in temperature between indoors and outdoors can put your dog's cardiovascular system under unnecessary stress or cause colds. In any case, walks at dawn here in Grado are an unforgettably beautiful experience. And in the evening hours, nothing stands in the way of a stroll together through the charming old town of Grado.
Click tips, telephone numbers and more.
Good to know or simply practical: Here we have compiled a handful of useful links, tips, facts and numbers for you and your dog:
Compulsory leash and muzzle
Since 2009, dogs in Italy must be kept on a leash in public places. You should also bring a muzzle with you
Dog beaches in Grado:
Looking for new dog friends or a change of scenery? Then visit the two dog beaches in Grado: Lido di Fino and the Snoopy dog beach are always worth a trip!
Vet in Grado
We sincerely hope that you won't need the services of Dr. Valenti, but if you do, you can reach her here: Dr Valenti Laura, Viale Argine Dei Moreri 34, 34073 Grado, Tel +39 0431 80556.
You can find more vets and clinics here.
Food and accessories
Would you like to go shopping for your furry friend? Then head for Trieste! There you will find several branches of „Isola dei Tesori“. „Maxi Zoo“, „Pianeta Animali“ and „Animal´s Club“ are also located in the harbour city, which is about 45 minutes away by car.
Now we are of course curious! Have you ever visited us with your dog? How did you like it? Or would you like to share a few photos with us? Head over to our Instagram page - we'll be happy to share your best holiday pictures with four paws with our community! Just send us a PM or use the hashtag #tenutaprimerodogs.