This is probably the most frequently asked question and to make it short and sweet: YES! There is a general requirement for all dogs to be kept on leads on all hiking and walking trails in Salzburger Land. This requirement not only serves to protect flora and fauna, but can also prevent your dog from falling off on narrow, stony paths.
The so-called "poop bags" are available for free collection along many signposted walking and hiking trails. Nevertheless, it is advisable to always carry a bag yourself, just in case, so that you can collect your dog's excrement.Why is this so important? On the one hand, it is impolite to simply leave the dog waste lying around, on the other hand, excrement on meadows, pastures and in the forest can make cattle and other grazing animals ill and be very dangerous. Therefore, our urgent request to all dog owners: Do not simply leave your dog's "business" lying in the grass!
On the booking page of the Salzburger Sportwelt as well as on the websites of the respective tourism associations of your desired holiday destination, the accommodations that allow pets or dogs are marked "pets welcome". Nevertheless, we ask you to mention that you would like to take a dog with you when making an enquiry or an online booking, to be on the safe side, as sometimes only "small" dogs or dogs up to a certain size are accepted.
Dogs are generally required to be kept on a lead and muzzled on public transport. Riding in cable cars is possible under the same conditions. However, we advise you to check in advance with the respective lift company whether and under what conditions a dog may be taken along. Some cable cars may require you to pay a separate ticket for your dog.
Many dogs love to cool off in the cool water and can't get enough of splashing around. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed in open-air swimming pools and lakes. However, there are some mountain lakes and reservoirs where dogs can splash around and cool off to their heart's content, such as:in Wagrain: Darmoossee and Niederbergseein Kleinarl: Himmelleitenteich, Jägersee and Tappenkarseein St. Johann: Salzach river or the Wagrainer Ache river.
What should you bear in mind when hiking with a dog?
Dogs are a man's best and most loyal friends and give "master and mistress" a lot of joy and many wonderful moments. If everyone makes an effort, a harmonious coexistence of man and dog in the great outdoors is possible. With this in mind, we wish you an unforgettable holiday with us in the Salzburg mountains :).