To ensure a pleasant cohabitation of the two-legged and four-legged guests in public, some rules must be respected also in the Trentino.
Travelling with dogs
Every dog must have a microchip and has to be registered in the national Pet Registry (Anagrafe degli animali d’affezione). If the dog comes from another EU country, you as dog owner have to carry along a valid EU pet pass. For entry from abroad, the proof of an anti-rabies inoculation is obligatory.
Dog owners are responsible for their four-legged friends also by civil law, that means for any resulting damage. An insurance is not obligatory, except for aggressive dogs, but is strongly recommended.
When transporting your dog in the car it must be secured in such a manner that it never can obstruct or injure the driver. If you transport more dogs in the car, they have to be in special containers or must stay in the back part of the car which is separated by a net from the driver’s area.
Dogs in public
In all public areas, except the areas designated as dog parks, your four-legged friend has to be kept on a lead, which must not be longer than 1.5 m. You also have to carry a muzzle along. Of course it’s not necessary, that your dog wears the muzzle permanently, but in required situations, for example on public transport, a muzzle has to be available.
Also obligatory is the disposal of the dog excrements into a suited poop bag which can be disposed of in a dustbin. In case of failure to do so, high fines can be imposed.
The municipality rules can change currently, so please inform yourself once again before you start your journey resp. before your booking.