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S 27. Apr

Dogs in the city – Safety and Welfare – A Panel Discussion with Raimond Tamm, Deputy Mayor of Tartu

14:30 - 16:30

Tartu city | Hea Koer

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What is the dog-keeping culture like in Tartu, the European Capital of Culture? How can life in the city be organised in a way that the needs of different interest groups are met, and they can coexist peacefully? How could we provide enough space for everyone to feel safe? How to ensure the safety of people and dogs in the city? These are the topics for the discussion with Raimon

The discussion series “Dogs in the Cultural Capital” is a part of the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 side programme.

This time, Kristina Mägi (Hea Koer) and Lea Tummeleht (BriskMind) have invited the deputy mayor of Tartu, Raimond Tamm, to discuss how dogs and children, sportsmen, dog-loving people and people who don’t love dogs could live happily in the busy and crowded city space. Should dogs be leashed or unleashed? Do dogs belong to dog parks? What changes have occurred in pet culture in Tartu since the regulation that requires all dogs in the city to be on a leash was passed? How can we avoid conflicts between dogs and humans? How can we care for fellow citizens so they shouldn’t be afraid of dogs and attacks? How can we care for our dogs so that their needs are met?

We welcome dog owners, volunteers working with animals, professionals and everybody else interested in the topic!

Location: Hea Koer Training Hall at Ujula 1a, 4th floor.
The number of seats is limited, and pre-registration is required!
The event is in Estonian.

During the year of European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024, Hea Koer and Kristina Mägi will host 7 discussions with exciting guests, exploring various aspects of dog-keeping culture, ranging from the development of dog-keeping culture in recent decades to the mental and physical well-being of people encountering dog pain. Each discussion features a new guest and topic, linking to the preceding Training Skills Workshop. Expect intriguing insights and developments from each conversation.
These events aim to raise awareness of the needs of people and dogs in urban environments and more broadly. The Arts of Survival strive towards a more compassionate and friendly (dog-keeping) culture. We can achieve this goal through knowledge, skills, and a change in mindset.

If you want to grab a bite or need a place to stay, see what the Tartu 2024 hospitality network offers in the area:


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Hea Koer


Ujula 1a, Tartu, Tartu maakond, Eesti

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