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New timetables and planned disruption

We teamed up with Vets4Pets to bring you some great advice when travelling on the train with your furry friends.  

  • Introduce your dog to stations and trains slowly, reassuring them particularly around new sights and sounds
  • Take shorter train journeys at first to get your dog used to travelling on a train
  • Avoid travelling during rush hour, so you can find a seat with space around it for your dog to lie down without fear of being trodden on
  • Always ensure that you carry water and a bowl for your dog on long train journeys, and perhaps some treats to reward them for keeping calm
  • A maximum of two dogs are allowed per passenger on trains
  • Dogs must be placed in enclosed pet carriers or kept on a lead at all times. Neither dogs or pet carriers are allowed on the seats. 

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 How to stay safe when on the coast or on walks around the countryside

  • Beaches provide a great opportunity for dogs and owners to stretch their legs, but always check tide times and that the beach is dog-friendly.
  • Do not let your dog drink sea water, as it will make them ill.
  • If owners are walking their dog on a busy beach, cliff or coastal path, it is always safer to keep them on a lead.
  • If your dog gets into difficulties around the coast, call 112 or 999 and ask for the Coastguard when at coastal locations, or the Fire and Rescue service, when at any inland waterside location. The RNLI will attend a pet in distress.
  • Wherever you are with your dog(s), always make sure to keep them under control, on a lead if they are prone to running off, and clean up after them
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More to find in Days out with dogs

Dog friendly days out in the North East

Whitley Bay Beach is one of the many beautiful beaches found in the North East. Home to a glorious stretch of golden sand, this Blue Flag awarded beach is primed for long walks along the coast in the company of your four-legged friend.

Dogs on the beach

We joined forces with Pets as Therapy to celebrate what they do and encourage people to make the most of beaches across the north of England. From October beaches are once again open to dogs, giving you a great excuse to hop on the train and visit some of the North's beautiful coastlines.

Dog friendly days out in the North West

Pups & Cups Bistro in Old Swan, Liverpool, is the city’s first restaurant dedicated to delivering a pawsome experience for canine customers, with ample space for dogs to runaround and make friends in the Pup Garden, before tucking into dog-friendly treats such as Pawfect Pancakes and Pupachinos. But fret not, dogs aren’t the only ones who can enjoy tasty treats at Pups & Cups: humans can also tuck into breakfast, lunch, dinner and a delightful menu of sweet treats and coffee.

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