Dog Day Care You Can Trust.

A small bespoke dog day care and dog walking service. 5* licence with Coventry City Council.

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Dog And Puppy Day Care Services

Happy Hounds Coventry has been established for over three years. Offering reliable dog day care and dog walking you can trust. Our dog day care is a fun, reliable and social place for dogs to enjoy managed play time, long country walks, enrichment games; as well as build on their basic training skills. Our dog day care sessions are run by trained Institute of Modern Dog Training professionals, using and promoting the latest positive reward based training methods. Each session is carefully managed and dogs are placed in peer groups to match their size, age, and personality. An hour's walk is included, either out on a country adventure, or at one of our secure enclosed fields. Our very own dog adventure park is coming in 2022!

About Happy Hounds

My name is Emma and I am DOG obsessed! I have always been fascinated with these amazing animals and I'm forever expanding my knowledge on their history, nutrition, behaviour and body language to help me understand them further. I've never found it easy leaving my two hounds, so I truly understand the worries and concerns people go through when having to leave their best friends. I developed the idea of creating a small, professional but personal service. A service which isn't just doggy focused, but also human focused.

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Acres Of Private Land For Training Your Dog

Here at Happy Hounds Coventry, we have access to acres of private and secure land. We own nearly three acres of beautiful open countryside near Balsall Common. We use our paddocks to safely introduce new dogs to our daycare sessions, by building their confidence in a small group, practising basic key skills and playing fun games.

Need to work on your dogs recall and focus?

It's fully enclosed for secure dog walking and training sessions. Surrounded by rolling pasture land with a clean flowing river nearby, there's miles of footpaths, quaint churches, and dog friendly pubs all within a stones throw, ideal for a perfect doggy day out. The paddock will soon be open for rental, watch this space.

Why Happy Hounds For Dog Day Care?

Six reasons to choose us

Top 3 in Coventry

Three Best Rated Top 3 Dog Walkers in Coventry.

IMDT Members

We're always updating our knowledge on canine behaviour and body language and will soon be qualified trainers by the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers.

Reward Based

Happy Hounds always use and promote positive, reward based training methods during all of our sessions.


5 Star licenced and Inspected by CCC. Licence number 001. Insured and first aid trained.


We offer country adventure dog walking as well as owning our very own private and secure meadows. Perfect for safe play as well as recall practice.

Live Videos

View daily live vidoes of all of our walks, so you can see what your dog is up to throughout the day.

Our Services

What we are good at

Half Dog Daycare


Half Dog Day Care

The most popular choice for the happiest hounds in town!
Our half dog day care is a well structured and organised session for controlled socialisation; mixing both mental stimulation and physical stimulation in the form of scent games, recall training, reward based games and controlled play time. An all round fun, yet stimulating doggy experience to keep those tails wagging. An hour's walk is included in the session where dogs can enjoy off lead time and explore a variety of walk locations. Followed by a hot shower and a blowdry back at base.


Puppy Day Care

These are structured sessions aimed at puppies from 12 weeks of age. We focus on giving them controlled, positive interactions with similair aged pups, as well as meeting older well mannered dogs. Puppies get to extend their socialisation away from the home environment, building up their exposure to new sights, sounds and smells. Happy Hounds recommend that puppies also attend group training classes alongside our daycare, to learn the basic commands and further build their confidence in new environments.

Home boarding

Home Boarding

Our dog home boarding service is open to our regular day care dogs only. This ensures that they are relaxed and subsequently settle well in a familiar envrionment.
Boarders stay with us in our home and join in with the daycare program Mon-Fri. They enjoy 2-3 walks per day and if staying with us over a weekend, they get to experience one of our adventures further afield. We normally visit the Malverns, Shropshire Hills and the Cotswold on our weekend hiking adventures.

Dog beach day

Adventure Days

Our full on beach adventure days are for the more active hounds who are comfortable with travelling longer distances and have brilliant recall. The 3-4 hour long beach walk, allows for plenty of play time, swimming and exploring old ship wrecks; a new and exciting environment for busy noses. Gourmet chicken lunch is included. We have an animal transprt licence for our adventure days.

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Full Dog Day Care

The full dog day care is an 8 hour day with an early morning pick up. Dogs join in with the half morning daycare program after being collected from their home. The afternoon includes a second shorter walk, followed by relax and snooze time. Tasty snacks are included. Collection is between 4-5pm.

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Natural Treats

We buy and sell our very own range of 100% natural training treats. Our secret to the perfect recall everytime. (Alongside training too of course!)
Only the best quality protein, including duck, venison, beef and pheasant. From recall treats, to harder, longer lasting chews, there's a taste for every mouth. Perfect for teeth cleaning, teething puppies and a brilliant stress relief.

Dogs in the snow

Come rain or shine, dogs are hound bound for a fabulous time. As our dog day care includes a walk, we take a hike in all weathers, but the dogs particularly love their snow days. On hot summer mornings we head to riverside spots and shaded woodland to cool off. For wet wintery walks, we recommend dogs wear Equafleece coats to keep toasty warm and dry. They come in a variety of shapes & sizes and fit like a glove.

Join The Happiest Hounds In Town.

Mental & Physical Stimulation. Scent Games & Enrichment Activities.
Safe & Secure Socialising.

Meet The Team

Meet the team behind Happy Hounds Dog Day Care

Emma Happy Hounds


Emma looks after the day to day running of HH. She is the pack leader and always has a trail of trusty hounds not far behind! Also the director of photography and new walk surveyor.

Puppy Daycare


Leader of the puppy daycare groups, Duncan is the dog behaviour & training expert. Chief videographer and drone pilot, for all those amazing aerial shots of our hounds.
Soon to be IMDT qualified.

Halima at Happy Hounds


Chief cuddler and treat giver. Halima assists with the daily walks and social time back at the house. She is our invaluable holiday cover and is always smiling come rain or shine. And never without a spaniel or two on her lap.

Frequently Asked Questions

For most general queries and questions, you would find the answer in these FAQs. For any other query, please contact us using the link below.

For our puppy day care, we take pups from 12 weeks onwards or when their last course of vaccinations are complete.  Young pups soon become confident and very sociable dogs.  They quickly learn good doggy manners and appropriate walking etiquette from their peers.

For new dogs, we reccommend that they have at least one regular weekly half day care session.  This enables them to settle in, bond with us and build relationships with the other dogs, as well as get used to the routine.

Dogs who come on the beach adventure days need to have perfect recall and be good with travelling for longer periods. It’s a long day trip and may not be suited to every dog.

We request full payment on the day of service unless otherwise agreed.  Boarding payments are required on drop off, or 24 hours in advance if payable by BACS.

As a rule of thumb, we generally don’t accept males over the age of 10 months who are not neutered, but this is behaviour dependent.  As all dogs are individuals and have different circumstances, e.g, size, breed and various health issues;  the neutering age can differ.

Puppies: Once pups start exhibiting a change in behaviour due to increased testosterone levels (anywhere between 6-9 months) we will advise you to speak to your vet regarding neutering.  Due to lockdown and other factors, some vets are recommending that dogs be neutered later than normal.   This is not ideal when your dog is attending daycare, as their behaviour can have a detrimental effect on the pack, which is not fair on the other dogs.  They may not always exhibit these behaviours in their home environment. Deciding whether to neuter your dog can be a big decision, especially with so many differing opinions.  If you do decide to neuter later, and your dog is exhibiting disruptive behaviours, we would normally recommend that your dog takes a break from our service for a short time until they are ready to be neutered.

Morning pick ups are between 7-8am Mon-Fri.

Unfortunately not.  Not all dogs love being around groups of dogs, in the same way that some of us humans don’t like large groups of people.  Our daycare is a friendly and sociable place for dogs to positively interact with each other, if your dog isn’t going to enjoy that, it wouldn’t be the best place for them.

Our Prices

Half Dog Day Care


Per Session

Home Boarding



Full Dog Day Care


Per Session

Adventure Days


Full Day Adventure


See opinion of our valued customers

Paula & EllieFeb 2021
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Our puppy Ellie has been going to happy hounds since she was 14 weeks old and she’s now almost 8 months. We love Emma and we have been able to fully trust her with Ellie. In fact, if we go on holiday, we hope Ellie will be able to stay with her ❤️ I knew I would be using happy hounds even before we brought our puppy home - I saw their instagram page and I looooved it, the dogs really looked like they were sooo happy. I started communicating with Emma a few weeks prior to bringing Ellie home, and she was so lovely and friendly it made me want to use the service even more. I was initially keen to use happy hounds to socialise Ellie, which I knew was super important and initially I thought we’d only use it 1-2 times a week. But now, we use it 4 times a week because Ellie has the best time and she gets a lot of exercise. She pretty much naps straight away after coming back home. In addition, I love that Emma posts instagram stories so you can see all dogs having a blast together. It’s a pleasure to watch them running around and I look forward to their videos every day. I would 100% recommend happy hounds ☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️ xx
Darren & FrankieDec 2021
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We started using Happy Hounds for our French Bulldog pup when she was 5 months old. They arranged an introductory meet and walk and from day 1 we really loved Duncan and Emma. They made us feel so relaxed in leaving our FB with them we quickly added a second morning. Duncan has been brilliant and nothing is too much trouble. Our puppy (now 1 yo) is now such a pleasure and we can only put this down to Happy Hounds and the socialising that she has had with the other pups. We love reviewing the videos they post during the day and always look forward to seeing the amazing photos Emma posts. We highly recommend them and feel so lucky to have found them. FD loves her doggy day care friends and the wonderful walks and places that she is taken too. 5 stars is not enough. 10 out of 10
Eleanor & MarleyFeb 2021
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We highly recommend Happy Hounds ! Our young dog Marley absolutely adores Emma and the gang ! He gets so excited when Emma appears he is beside himself 😂- he has the most amazing time. Not only do we know our dog is being well cared for but since he’s been going to Happy Hounds his recall and behaviour is even better. Emma has been a life saver to us , both being key workers . Happy Hounds is safe and fabulously fun for dogs , we completely trust Emma (as does Marley) and check out her beautiful photography ❤️🐶.
Jon & CoraMarch 2021
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We have been very fortunate to have moved to the area and to find Happy Hounds to walk our puppy. I have no doubt her mixing with other dogs on their highly social and energetic walks has brought on her behaviour and socialisation skills massively. Almost immediately our puppy developed a great bond with Halima and she is super excited to see her and Emma when they come to collect her. I would definitely recommend Happy Hounds.
Georgia & RalfDec 2021
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Ralf my Lhasa Apso started with puppy club as soon as he was old enough and has grown into a well behaved dog with great recall and his doggy etiquette is amazing due to spending so many happy hours socialising with all the gorgeous dogs. Ralf gets so excited when he hears them at the door. He comes home washed and smelling amazing and sleeps all afternoon until we come home from work. I really believe that without happy hounds I would probably have had behaviour problems when leaving Ralf to go to work. I know I can go to work, my dog is living his best life as when I get home I watch the videos on instagram that they post daily. I will definitely use them for boarding when I go on holiday as I know Ralf will love it… just concerned he won’t miss us lol. Thank you Happy Hounds for always going above and beyond with your treatment of our beloved pets 🐶 Ralf is the one at the front. Just one of many amazing pictures they post.
Jess & StellaMarch 2021
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Our pup Stella has been going to HH for a while now and she absolutely loves it! She gets so excited when she sees Halima or Emma walking up the path, she’s been spayed recently and has really missed her Wednesday sessions so I know she is looking forward to being back! Very professional, yet very friendly. So useful when we aren’t at home as they will come in and collect her and drop her back off so very trustworthy. We absolutely love seeing the photos and videos of her time with the pack and will be using HH forever more!! What’s even better is, she is so much better off the lead now she’s had plenty of practice with HH and she sleeps for the rest of the day when she gets back so she is obviously having a wonderful time running around and playing! If she gets dirty (which she often does!) HH will clean and dry her as best they can which is a life saver for us, especially if we aren’t home!! Thanks Emma and the team, we love you and the services you provide! X

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We offer dog walking, day care services and home boarding from our base on Broad Lane, Coventry. Our main pick up areas for the dog day care in Coventry are; Finham, Allesley Park, Cheylesmore, Earlsdon, Styvechale, Tile Hill and Eastern Green. We do offer a drop off service on some days, so do still contact us if you are not in our catchment area.

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