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Dog Discrimination at Ikea !

I am one to stick to the rules.

Why is it that at certain Ikea locations dogs are allowed in the store and at other locations they are not?

This is what appears on the Ikea website.
"Zutritt für Hunde
In Vernier, Aubonne und Pratteln darfst du deinen Hund – an der Leine geführt – mit ins Einrichtungshaus nehmen. In Spreitenbach, Dietlikon, St. Gallen, Rothenburg und Lyssach stehen Hundehütten vor dem Einrichtungshaus zur Verfügung, wo dein Hund während deinem Einkauf verweilen kann."
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Re: Dog Discrimination at Ikea !

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I am one to stick to the rules.

Why is it that at certain Ikea locations dogs are allowed in the store and at other locations they are not?

This is what appears on the Ikea website.
"Zutritt für Hunde
In Vernier, Aubonne und Pratteln darfst du deinen Hund – an der Leine geführt – mit ins Einrichtungshaus nehmen. In Spreitenbach, Dietlikon, St. Gallen, Rothenburg und Lyssach stehen Hundehütten vor dem Einrichtungshaus zur Verfügung, wo dein Hund während deinem Einkauf verweilen kann."
Maybe it's local Gemeinde rules about dogs in shops and therefore outside Ikea's control?
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Re: Dog Discrimination at Ikea !

maybe it's the shop configuration? also they spent money on dog huts so they want them used maybe lol
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Re: Dog Discrimination at Ikea !

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Why is it that at certain Ikea locations dogs are allowed in the store and at other locations they are not?
Please forgive the naive, non-dog-owner question - but why on earth would you want to trail a dog around Ikea, or any other large shop for that matter?
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Please forgive the naive, non-dog-owner question - but why on earth would you want to trail a dog around Ikea, or any other large shop for that matter?
Knowing Mrs. D as I do I am certain that she would not want to. Nor would her dogs go along with such an exercise. She doesn't even do that to her OH, so I am sure the dogs are safe!

Actually I think she was just more curious than anything else as to what the reason might be.
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Re: Dog Discrimination at Ikea !

I find the term discrimination rather wrong: If I had a furniture shop would I simply not allow dogs in. Not because I don't like dogs, but I don't like them or their hair on my goods from carpets to sofas. I actually don't have a problem with dog hair on my personal sofa, but I do on the furniture I'd try to sell to people...

IKEA being as politically correct as they are don't just put up a sign but build a place for the dogs to stay while the owners shop. Hardly discrimination on their side... rather exceptional service orientation. That the people in the shops in the French speaking part simply don't seem to give a thing is well in line with the cultural differences in Europe..
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I find the term discrimination rather wrong: If I had a furniture shop would I simply not allow dogs in. Not because I don't like dogs, but I don't like them or their hair on my goods from carpets to sofas. I actually don't have a problem with dog hair on my personal sofa, but I do on the furniture I'd try to sell to people...

IKEA being as politically correct as they are don't just put up a sign but build a place for the dogs to stay while the owners shop. Hardly discrimination on their side... rather exceptional service orientation. That the people in the shops in the French speaking part simply don't seem to give a thing is well in line with the cultural differences in Europe..
I understand where you're coming from...but if you ban dogs on the premise of shedding hair etc. then you might as well ban little kids, stinky people and the people drooling from quaaludes.
I suspect that it has to do with the "Gemeinde" rules, as this applies to paid parking (hence, some IKEAs you have to pay to park and some offer free parking).
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but if you ban dogs on the premise of shedding hair etc. then you might as well ban little kids
IKEA has a special storage room for kids at the entrance, so they don't shed on the sofas...
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I understand where you're coming from...but if you ban dogs on the premise of shedding hair etc. then you might as well ban little kids, stinky people and the people drooling from quaaludes.
I'm all for banning spawn, actually (ooh, is that going to send this thread spiraling downwards?), but as a non-spawning dog owner, I still think it makes more sense to ban dogs than kids. Kids don't have the same kinds of claws that dogs do, and believe me, those do much more permanent damage to cloth furniture than hairs and drool.
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Please forgive the naive, non-dog-owner question - but why on earth would you want to trail a dog around Ikea, or any other large shop for that matter?
I guess it's much the same as my GF wanting to trail me around large shops that I have no interest in.
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Re: Dog Discrimination at Ikea !

And given the length of the full "walk around" of IKEA it is just too tempting for a male dog to leave a few reminders of his passage on the edges of the couches.
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IKEA has a special storage room for kids at the entrance, so they don't shed on the sofas...
I wish they had one for nagging husbands


Come to think of it, isn't that what the restaurant is for?
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And given the length of the full "walk around" of IKEA it is just too tempting for a male dog to leave a few reminders of his passage on the edges of the couches.
I've been known to quickly pop into one of the show bathrooms, close the door and use the demo loo - didn't flush very well, though.

- "I'd give that a few minutes, if I were you".
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I am one to stick to the rules.

Why is it that at certain Ikea locations dogs are allowed in the store and at other locations they are not?

This is what appears on the Ikea website.
"Zutritt für Hunde
In Vernier, Aubonne und Pratteln darfst du deinen Hund – an der Leine geführt – mit ins Einrichtungshaus nehmen. In Spreitenbach, Dietlikon, St. Gallen, Rothenburg und Lyssach stehen Hundehütten vor dem Einrichtungshaus zur Verfügung, wo dein Hund während deinem Einkauf verweilen kann."
a better title for the thread would have been "Warning: never try a bed in Ikea Vernier, Aubonne or Pratteln"
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I wish they had one for nagging husbands


Come to think of it, isn't that what the restaurant is for?
As one of the nagging husbands: I wish so too. But please not the restaurant with terrible food and bright neon lights... how about a pub? Beer and football... but then: Who's gonna carry that shoe rack for you? So the pub needs an entrance at the beginning of the shop and an exit before the self service hall.
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I wish they had one for nagging husbands
That's what the Media Markt in Lyssach was for, but it's now in a complately different building .
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I've been known to quickly pop into one of the show bathrooms, close the door and use the demo loo - didn't flush very well, though.

- "I'd give that a few minutes, if I were you".
But it was free of charge right?
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That's what the Media Markt in Lyssach was for, but it's now in a complately different building .
It's not as though it's a bus ride away though is it?

If you park in the right bit of the car park you can still kill two birds with one stone.

Personally I don't think dogs should be allowed in any if the stores. I'm not sure why anyone would think it a good idea to take their dog around IKEA with them.
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Please forgive the naive, non-dog-owner question - but why on earth would you want to trail a dog around Ikea, or any other large shop for that matter?
If your spouse refuses to come you need to share the misery with someone?
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As one of the nagging husbands: I wish so too. But please not the restaurant with terrible food and bright neon lights... how about a pub? Beer and football... but then: Who's gonna carry that shoe rack for you? So the pub needs an entrance at the beginning of the shop and an exit before the self service hall.
Easy. We go to any of the nice people dressed in yellow and blue. Two minutes later, a message over the tannoy will say "herr Marple, please make your drunken way to the bathroom section, aisle number 8, shelf 3, and bring your wallet. Thank yooouuu"
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