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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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