A dog person might argue that anywhere is better with a canine friend — they’re loving, loyal and remind you of life’s simplest pleasures. Not to mention they’re incredibly adorable. But there’s no better place to bring a dog, or be a dog for that matter, than the cottage. Yes, it’s not without it’s challenges, but if you take the right steps when you introduce them to a new environment, keep a close eye on them, and know what to do if something goes wrong, they can bring even more joy to one of the most joyous places on earth. Here are 10 reasons why.