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Wag like a local

When you visit Bend, you may notice that a lot, I mean, really, a lot of people have dogs. Or do the dogs have the humans? Either way, Bend has earned the honor of being named Dog Town USA, and for good reason. With eight off-leash dog parks, water bowls on every corner, and yes, even beers named after dogs and dogs being off leash, these tips below will help you wag like a local when you're visiting Bend, err, we mean, Dog Town USA. 
  • Practice proper pooper etiquette

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    Practice proper pooper etiquette If you don’t have a dog, go borrow one, because Bend locals love their four-legged friends. Visit one of our many dog parks to see why the city was named the nation’s dog-friendliest by Dog Fancy magazine. If you’re out and about with Fido, obey the leash laws and do your duty when he does his doody. At the end of the day, buy Rover his own pint of Dawg Grog. He’s earned it.

    Practice proper pooper etiquette
  • Smile (and wag) at strangers on the trail

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    Smile (and wag) at strangers on the trail

    A funny thing happens to people in Bend. The corners of their mouths tug up and their eyes start sparkling like the Deschutes River on a sunny day. Give in to the urge to grin at random strangers. Not only will folks smile back, but they’ll take you for one of their own. When you’re in Bend, you pretty much are.

    Smile (and wag) at strangers on the trail
  • Pack it in, pack it out

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    Pack it in, pack it out

    Good visitors know it’s courteous to pack out garbage at the end of a picnic, but why not take it to the next level? Tuck a small trash bag in your day pack and pick up bits of rubbish along the trail. Now your favorite spot is just a little nicer than you found it!

    Pack it in, pack it out
 

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