Why pooches in pubs are no challenge for a Karo gaming stool
The news that dogs may soon be allowed to join their owners for a quiet Sunday drink or a pub lunch with friends and family will be welcomed by pooch lovers in New South Wales. Balmain Greens MP Jamie Parker has prepared a Bill to move in Parliament that amends the NSW Companion Animals Act. This will allow dogs indoors in pubs, with the permission of the business owner.
While this proposal may not be unusual, given that owners can bring their dogs into pubs in parts of Europe and the U.S., it does present potential occupational challenges to publicans. For instance, a canine companion may cause damage to your pub’s decor or gaming stools. Unexpected costs like this can be minimised, however, if you stock your pub or bar with gaming stools from an industry leader such as Karo.
Keeping this good boy on a leash will still be a requirement regardless of proposed changes to the rules around dogs in NSW pubs.
What are the details of this ‘pooches in pubs’ proposal?
In order to understand why current restrictions have some people barking mad, we have to look at the existing rules in NSW. The NSW Office of Local Government lays out the restrictions on most dogs in public places established in the Companion Animals Act. This bans dogs from coming within 10 metres of food preparation or service areas, except in cafes or restaurants whose owners expressly allow them in outdoor areas.
The Companion Animals Act bans dogs from being within 10 metres of food preparation or service areas.
Jamie Parker details the proposal on his website, claiming the law change will only partially address Australia’s strictness with limiting animal companions in public places. He also argues this change will only bring the country in line with others worldwide. Dogs’ house-training and general friendliness means they are suitable for indoor spaces anyway, so Mr. Parker asserts, and the restrictions on their presence near food preparation areas will still be maintained.
Why reliable gaming stools can stand up to the challenge
With this proposal gathering momentum, pub owners may soon have to consider the possibility of accepting dogs as part of the furniture if they want to maintain the custom of pet-lovers. However, accepting this means opening your pub or bar to a range of potential issues. While many dogs are house trained and sociable with people, business owners may still feel concern about the potential damage a pooch on the loose indoors can do to their furniture or decor.
Rules banning dogs from coming within 10 metres of food preparation or serving areas will also still be enforced.
So why would pooches in pubs be no challenge to a Karo gaming stool? They are industry-celebrated for their strength, high quality textural finish and our team are dedicated to the best in customer service. These three factors are extremely important in delivering a product that not only suits the comfort of the customer, but offers years of reliable use:
- If a dog was to accidentally come off its leash inside and it knocked over a stool, there is risk of damage to the upholstery or stool’s structure. Karo’s entire stool line is designed with strength and durability in mind, to give our customers years of reliability.
- A quality textural finish in a huge variety of styles is standard for a Karo gaming stool. But did you also know the Karo line is designed for ease of upholstery cleaning in the event of spills or stains? If your canine companion has an accident indoors, a Karo stool can stand up to the challenge.
- Pub owners shouldn’t be resigned to thoughts of shorter product lifespan if rules around animal companions are changed – Karo are committed to ongoing quality customer service offerings that put the needs of customers first. If you have issues with your gaming stools, our team will use their extensive industry knowledge to find a solution that fits your pubs’ needs.
Whether the Companion Animal Act is changed or not, NSW pub and bar owners can be guaranteed quality if they seek a Karo consultation. Go on, contact our team today to discuss our gaming stool options.