All the four regions on the Kaiser communities Ellmau, Going, Scheffau and Söll follow the same rules of etiquette for dogs and their owners. This applies particularly to clearing of dog excreta and dog leash in specific areas.
For committed engaged dog owners it is but obvious that they will have to clear the dog excreta in a walk bag and dispose it in the nearest dust bin. All the public facilities in the rural areas (roads, squares, pavements, parks and green spaces, children’s play area. sports facility, music pavilions etc.) and for all agricultural areas where this has been prescribed by law. The fields and meadows must be kept free from dog excreta, otherwise the grazing cows can get seriously ill.Hence in all the paths and hiking trails in the region of Wilder Kaiser you will find walks bags and garbage bins available at your disposal. In case any small heap of dog excreta is found, you will be fined €1820. One can buy a lot of dog food with that kind of money…
The dogs have plenty of space to roam around freely on the pavement and hiking paths. In buses, parks, public buildings (including offices and inns) as well as near grazing lands, dogs must be on a lease of length within 3 meters for their own safety as well as the safety of others.
The leash law is applicable to country lanes and hiker paths outside the town limits in the Söll region. For this purpose there is an exclusive field just for dogs (refer to “Sport on six legs”). The leash rule is applicable even to the most well-behaved or even small dogs, without any exception.
Negligence can burn a hole in your wallet up to an amount of €360. The smell of the alpine flora and fauna to which the city dogs may not be used can cause unexpected reactions in dogs. Also it is better to have an obedient dog on a leash, instead of having to whistle back everytime!
You can take your four-legged friend on a leash in all the regional buses and also in the free Hiker and Bathing bus KaiserJet. The mountain railways of Ellmau, Going, Scheffau and Söll offer your leashed dog (without muzzle) a free journey to the mountain.
Those who travel by train can take their dogs with them in the compartment by buying a dog ticket. Leash and muzzle are compulsory on the train. Small lapdogs can be carried in the dog crate free of charge.
Especially during early summers when many wild animals give birth, the dogs must be leashed while in the forest. This is because this can trigger the inborne hunting instinct of a poacher! Poachers do not spare even stray dogs. In high mountain regions the leash not only protects wild animals but also dogs. If he sees a chamois, he quickly draws on the rock and gravel.