Keep the center of the patio clear
“We put our medium- and big-size dogs off to the side, or at the very front or back of the patio, so they have extra room to lay out,” says Kane. “If there’s a customer that looks put off by the dogs but still wants to sit on the patio, we can seat them in the middle.”
Invest in patio umbrellas.
What happens when diners are eating outside with their dogs and it starts to drizzle? The simple answer for Dunlays was umbrellas. With the large covers, Kane says most guests stay dry and are able to stay outside with their pets.