While planning dog-friendly holidays in Wales, the first difficulty is deciding where to go. Should you head west, to Pembrokeshire and miles of sandy beaches? Or is a spot of hill-walking in Snowdonia more your style? Or maybe Cardiff, with its big city vibe and the Welsh valleys in close proximity?
The Gower is close to Swansea, and was the UK's first ever Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It's known for its long beaches, rocky coves and pretty seaside villages such as the quaintly named Mumbles. Dogs and owners who are keen on walking have an extensive network of paths and bridleways at their disposal.
Long walks are the order of the day in Snowdonia, with miles of trails. The less energetic might want to take the train to the top of Mount Snowdon then walk back down. Snowdonia also gives easy access to the North Wales coast, with beaches and historic towns such as Conwy and Harlech.
This is a quieter corner of Wales, perfect for gentle walking and wildlife watching. The coastal paths are perfect for long walks with your dog - just keep your eyes peeled for the many wild dolphins which are often seen playing in the water just offshore.
The Brecons combine rugged countryside with other attractions such as stately homes, castles and even an interesting whisky distillery. Base yourself in Abergavenny or Merthyr for easy access to the coast too.