I thought it would be a nice idea to take Cooper to an outdoor restaurant today. I was a little bit hesitant, as Cooper is a fairly hyper-active dog and I’ve yet to master training him, but figured I’d give it a shot. Ok I’m lying. I was extremely hesitant and he’s a super hyper-active dog!

I was very relieved to see that nobody was sitting outside. I picked a seat in the sunshine and I was armed with Cooper’s water bowl and treats. He sat down beside meand I gave him a treat. I was already impressed. I secured the leash around the bottom of the chair. When the waitress came over I was forced to step on the leash to prevent Cooper from jumping on her as she was taking my order. That worked out fine.

He sat beside me the entire time! The only issue we had is when the waitress came back to hand me my bill. I was preoccupied, fumbling with my purse not realizing that Cooper was jumping all over her and “attacking” her with kisses. He’s tends to wiggle with excitement when people approach him. (That’s another blog post). I apologized, but she had no issue with it as she claimed to have 4 dogs at home.

All in all it was a fantastic experience! I feel like Cooper and I really accomplished something new today.

What’s your experience with taking your fur-baby to a restaurant?

cooper restaurant outside