Just a general warning to UK & Northern Europe dog owners in general... my two stumbled into a wasp's nest yesterday - looks like it was on the ground hidden in long grass. Both were stung more than once, but thankfully we managed to call them away & into the river to cool their stings. If they had not been supervised, they may well have stayed rolling around on the ground yelping & getting stung even more .
Thankfully neither dog had an allergic reaction, & by today the incident seems forgotten, but apparently this year is going to be a 'bad year' for us & a 'good year' for wasps. They seem to be stinging early this year. Both myself & my husband have been stung in separate incidents in different locations!