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Dog walk Altendorf

Hi everyone.
Does anyone know any good places to walk a dog near Altendorf SZ?
As I understood you can't let your dog off lead in public places does it apply to the wood?
Is there any place near by to let the poor soul play ball off lead?


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Re: Dog walk Altendorf

A general on-lead restriction applies to all of canton SZ. You can read the regs here:

http://www.tierimrecht.org/de/tiersc...cht/schwyz.php

In öffentlichen Anlagen, auf öffentlichen Wegen und im Strassenverkehr sind Hunde an der Leine zu führen. Ausgenommen sind Hunde beim Viehtrieb (§ 2 Abs. 1 Hundegesetz/SZ).

(TR: In public areas/parks, on public paths, and along streets, dogs are to be kept on lead. An exception is dogs working livestock.)

Dogs are allowed on private property at the discretion of the owner.

If you live in a flat or a Quartier, be aware that common spaces are deemed public spaces.

Additionally, where signed dogs must be on lead (for instance, nature conservency areas) or are forbidden (swimming areas, cemeteries, grocery stores, post offices, etc.).

How strictly this is enforces varies significantly. Where I live, getting caught with a dog off lead is a CHF 100 immediate fine, and there are random patrols watching for scofflaws. (There is a group of 'Hundehasser' who hike the Itlimoos area who happily call the police when they see dogs off lead.) In other areas, though, a much more lax attitude is taken.

I find Einsiedeln very dog friendly; as long as the dog is well behaved and under control dogs are generally welcomed.

(Common sense: a dog whose recall is not reliable should always be on lead in public, regardless of where one is.)

Ask dog walkers you see out and about what the local attitudes are. But do be aware of the law - that others have chosen to break it won't prevent you from getting fined if caught.

The best places to walk dogs in SZ are Glarus and St. Gallen.
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A general on-lead restriction applies to all of canton SZ. You can read the regs here:

http://www.tierimrecht.org/de/tiersc...cht/schwyz.php

In öffentlichen Anlagen, auf öffentlichen Wegen und im Strassenverkehr sind Hunde an der Leine zu führen. Ausgenommen sind Hunde beim Viehtrieb (§ 2 Abs. 1 Hundegesetz/SZ).

(TR: In public areas/parks, on public paths, and along streets, dogs are to be kept on lead. An exception is dogs working livestock.)

Dogs are allowed on private property at the discretion of the owner.

If you live in a flat or a Quartier, be aware that common spaces are deemed public spaces.

Additionally, where signed dogs must be on lead (for instance, nature conservency areas) or are forbidden (swimming areas, cemeteries, grocery stores, post offices, etc.).

How strictly this is enforces varies significantly. Where I live, getting caught with a dog off lead is a CHF 100 immediate fine, and there are random patrols watching for scofflaws. (There is a group of 'Hundehasser' who hike the Itlimoos area who happily call the police when they see dogs off lead.) In other areas, though, a much more lax attitude is taken.

I find Einsiedeln very dog friendly; as long as the dog is well behaved and under control dogs are generally welcomed.

(Common sense: a dog whose recall is not reliable should always be on lead in public, regardless of where one is.)

Ask dog walkers you see out and about what the local attitudes are. But do be aware of the law - that others have chosen to break it won't prevent you from getting fined if caught.

The best places to walk dogs in SZ are Glarus and St. Gallen.
Oh dear(((
Thank you very much.
Are those cantons -Glarus and St.Gallen- have better rules? Maybe it is worth driving over to Rapperswill area to walk the dog?( can't believe I am writing this)
Do you know any nice places there by any chance?
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Re: Dog walk Altendorf

Presume you are looking for somewhere to let the dog run with joyous abandon, but I just took a walk by the badi in Altendorf and was passed by a gentleman who was walking his dog without a lead. He had some throwing thing in his hand, going direction of the Lidl. Fairly sure he was Swiss as we said Gruezi in the passing. HTH
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Presume you are looking for somewhere to let the dog run with joyous abandon, but I just took a walk by the badi in Altendorf and was passed by a gentleman who was walking his dog without a lead. He had some throwing thing in his hand, going direction of the Lidl. Fairly sure he was Swiss as we said Gruezi in the passing. HTH
And you didn't call the POLICE???????!!!!!!!!
Thank you! Where is Lidl please? We are really new in Altendorf)
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Re: Dog walk Altendorf

The path is the one that is as near to the lake as you can get, you dont need to get to it by Lidl. The Lidl for what it is worth is en route to Pfaffikon by the only roundabout in Altendorf. You cant really miss it once you get settled in. Handy tip, prices in Lidl are approximately 30 to 50 % lower than Coop.

Anyway, if you find the train station, the path is just behind that. You can actually park by the Badi
(for free as I can make out as I have never seen a car actually display a ticket and there is a machine right there. Could be the locals know something.)

The dog was right by the owners side as he walked past and the owner had some strange throwing frisby in his hand. So dont know if he was going somewhere along that way or had been somewhere or none of the above

Lastly, dont forget to follow the rules, I dont have a dog, dont know what the rules are for them and just telling you what I saw this morning...

Boy do they love their rules here.

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Oh dear(((
Thank you very much.
Are those cantons -Glarus and St.Gallen- have better rules? Maybe it is worth driving over to Rapperswill area to walk the dog?( can't believe I am writing this)
Do you know any nice places there by any chance?
The one thing you will soon learn in Switzerland is that Your Mileage May Vary.

I live in an area where the rules are enforced. I don't walk my dogs in your corner of SZ, so can only speak to how the cantonal rules are applied in my stomping ground.

I often come across an odd attitude here in the Land Of Rules that some laws are 'symbolic' - generally the ones that a person doesn't agree with. Sometimes how the law is actually enforced varies with local attitudes. Some people are just scofflaws, and karma will eventually catch up with them. But in any event, you should know - and follow - local and cantonal law. Especially as an Auslander.

There are plenty of opportunities to give your dog the necessary off lead exercise while respecting the rights and sensibilities of others with whom we share the precious public spaces.
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