The weather's warming, the daylight hours are extending and it's time to get outdoors.
But before you run out the door, do you know where you can and cannot take the furkids on your family day out?
Dog-friendly bushwalks near Hobart
There are plenty of good walks you can take a dog on around Hobart, but be aware they are not allowed near water reserves or in national parks.
This means while you can take a dog for a walk on parts of kunanyi/Mount Wellington, you need to read all signs.
Natasha Wardale started Dog Friendly Tasmania on Facebook and Instagram as an online community space where people could share tips on where dogs were welcome.
"Tassie is pretty lucky, we have a lot of places to go to," she told Helen Shield on ABC Radio Hobart.
Ms Wardale said Mount Wellington Reserve had plenty of dog walking tracks but that you needed to keep your eye on the signs.
"The general rule is up to the springs is dog friendly, but it depends on the walk as well," she said.
"Sphinx Rock is a very popular short walk that's dog friendly.
"Most of the Pipeline Track is dog friendly until you get to the water reserve areas."
Greater Hobart Trails also lists walks around Hobart and the state and you can search for ones that allow dogs.
Dog beaches for off-lead fun
As the weather gets better, heading to the beach is more and more appealing.
There are a number of beaches that allow dogs at certain times of day or on the lead, and some of the beaches closest to Hobart also allow them off lead.
"There are so many dog-friendly beaches around Hobart," Ms Wardale said.
"Some of the most popular in Hobart are the dog-friendly beaches at Marieville Esplanade [Sandy Bay], Kingston Beach and Nutgrove in Sandy Bay."
Clarks Beach at Coningham, part of Seven Mile Beach (Day Use Area 2), and Shelly Beach at Opossum Bay are also off-lead beaches within an easy drive of Hobart's CBD.
Camping with pooches
If you want to get out overnight during the school holidays, there are a number of camping areas where the dogs (and cats, if you're really game) can go too.
Again, animals are not allowed in national parks but you can camp with your dog at Cockle Creek in southern Tasmania, just outside of the national park area.
At the other end of the state, Bay of Fires is dog friendly, as long as you do not let them into the national park.
Along the east coast a number of camping spots are good for dogs, including Douglas River near Bicheno, while south of Hobart, on the east coast, Bruny Island has camping spots that welcome dogs.
Ms Wardale said her main advice before heading off was to check with the area you want to go to.
"Make sure you do your research beforehand," she said.
Assistance animals are allowed wherever their people go, including national parks and reserves that are usually off limits to pets.