Category Archives: Pet Care Services High Peak

service spotlight- puppy visits.

So away from the dog walking one of the services I provide at Little Happy Hounds is puppy visits / puppy care/ puppy sitting.  I provide puppy visits in the areas of Chinley, where I am based, Whaley Bridge, Buxworth, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Furness Vale, High Peak, Derbyshire. Other areas maybe covered, for enquires, call 07732265149 or visit main website

http://www.littlehappyhounds.co.uk

or find us on Facebook, 

https://www.facebook.com/littlehappyhounds/

I can also be emailed directly info@littlehappyhounds.co.uk 

So like most of our services this is a very personalised service. I call in to visit a young puppy, once or twice a day, break up a long day at home alone, feed them, provide company, cuddles, playtime, and I also offer praise based training, recall, bite inhibition and lots of socialising. 

I am not a trainer at all so I strongly advice all clients with puppies to join a puppy training class, I have to say in the years I have been a dog walker it shows which puppies have not been to a class and which ones have.

A lot of dog walkers especially around here, offer puppy visits but do they do offer the training I do alongside my visit or is it just cuddles ? I am big believer in socialising little and often with young dogs,  every scenario going, walks in busy places, people, walks near busy roads, its important to get your puppy use to lots of different sights and sounds, I also do recall, toilet training,  socialising and bite inhibition, what tends to happen at Little Happy Hounds the puppies eventually go onto to one of group dog walks, which is really special for me as I have obviously built up a very strong bond with the puppy so for them to become my dog walking client is a honour and I find the ones that have been my puppies first, listen to me, have excellent recall and are very happy well rounded dogs.

 

My experience, is varied, I have read puppy training books, I recommend serval to my clients, I also have puppy experience through dog ownership and of course I have puppy experience running little happy hounds for the last 8 years I have cared for many puppies during this time. 

https://littlehappyhounds.co.uk/testimonials/

Like with all our services, I am fully insured, we are a small local business I have no employees all the care is provided by me, I am DBS checked and that certificate can be viewed at your meet and greet upon request, all the puppies you will see in this post on this dog blog are current dog walking clients that I have had the pleasure to care for from being tiny little happy puppies ! 

other services include dog walker, cat sitting and pet sitting.

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January 2020 blog

So I have not wrote a post about Little Happy Hounds in a while on this blog, I have been concentrating my efforts in writing posts on the blog that is part of my website, http://www.littlehappyhounds.co.uk so a post on here a long over due. 

So far the new year has been kind too me, we are having a milder winter so works that little bit easier, its always very knackering dog walking in cold weather and in winter in general. So I have had some changes, I have new cockapoo puppy  Ralph Joining me in February for twice daily twice weekly puppy visits and eventually he will be moving on my lunch time group walk, Tuesday and Thursdays, I have new dog gizmo the Shih Tzu joing us for a walk once a week, like Ralph the new puppy he is also in Whaley Bridge, and a lady contacted me about a terrier cross in Buxworth so I am hoping she will come back too me again this all for next month, so if those three join Little Happy Hounds it will be a busy February, I wont able to take new dogs on until Ralph is a bit bigger as puppy visits play havoc with my dog walking schedule. Anyway lots of positives. 

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Two lovely doggies I walk left, a German shepherd and rescue dog, I have walked them for five years, they are from the same family, the little one Ruby  who is a rescue has always been a bit skittish in the past she has run away from my walks, so for the longest time I kept her on a lead but last year I started letting her off, anyway two Fridays ago she ran away and from me for no good reason really, for me  it was the last time, beyond the stress of a client vanishing, I was working with a tummy bug so I was already unwell, anyway I found her. Once I spoke too the owner about the scenario I wanted too do some changes in how I am walking them. I offered too do lead walk only around the park for her or if they wanted too leave it was totally understandable and it would be on good terms with myself, on top of Ruby being skittish, she is also deaf and elderly, her German shepherd sister Amy is also advancing into her twilight years, anyway they left. I was a bit shocked at the enormity of it I have walked them for half a decade I am very fond of both of them; thats the thing with dog walking you get emotionally invested in other peoples pets !! I have been down this road before it hurts but I have too switch off put my business head on, and be thankful that they all left on good terms with myself. So I will miss them but onwards and upwards. 

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Amy and Ruby I will miss you both x

January has been busy, I have done some cat sitting gigs, Baz and co and queenie, and a lot of my regular clients have asked for extra walks so last few weeks and next week, its been busy, one dog I see usually three days a week, asked for four until March then a few ays ago asked fro friday as well for the next two weeks so she is now albeit temporary like a full time client, lovely springer I walk called Roxy joined us last year, and she is just one of many of my dogs who have asked for extra walks. 

So I am taking moment too appreciate how steady work is, new enquiries, but also in the face of so much competition now, so I am looking inwardly at Little Happy Hounds, and wanting too highlight the things I love about the business whats working and what isn’t, I don’t advertise which is a problem, but I have now started writing more blogs, my next task is a new flyer too convey the new message of 2020 and I am considering a flyer drop.  I can take on more cat sitting and smaller pet visits nearer too home, I have spaces for new dogs , Fridays possibly Wednesday and if anyone wants a later walk about 2 onwards that viable most days, everyone always wants the lunch time walk which was partly  why Amy and Ruby were such great clients they were flexible about what time I could go for the girls. 

So too conclude, January 2020 has been fabulous for me a small business  as a dog walker, I am fully insured, this coming August little happy hounds will be 8 years old, I offer discretion for when your not at home, I don’t drive a branded company van, I specialise in proper dog nature walks, as a dog walker we go to the Goyt Valley and other places in the Peak District, I walk in small groups, off leads, I am a one man show as small local business I guarantee a more caring, reliable approach when it comes too my pet care services. Longer and shorter walks can be arranged in advance.  I am based in the village of Chinley, I have regular clients in Chinley, Buxworth, Whaley Bridge, Chapel-en-le-Frith, High Peak Derbyshire. Puppy care, cat feeding and dog walking services, find us on Facebook. 

https://www.facebook.com/littlehappyhounds/

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Can not believe its only Tuesday

I feel like I have done an entire week of Little Happy Hounds I am a very tired dog walker indeed;  which is annoying as its only Tuesday I am feeling more tired than usual sleeping very deeply struggling too get up nice and early !! This is not a complaint but a observation. Winter lack of sunshine and long dog walks always makes me very tired… 

So Monday yesterday we did three one hour walks and today just two one hour dog walks. we have a extra dog this week, a black Schnauzer called Teddy, who I walked once before a few months back he belongs to some family members of my client Monty a lovely cocker spaniel I walk regularly. Teddy is a one off and staying on a long training lead as he can be a bit precious and I am worried he will run away ! As a one off dog walk I don’t mind walking a dog on a lead, as all my little happy hounds regulars are able to be off leads. 

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Betty in my van today enjoying the new heated seat ! 

So yesterday the dog friendly walks were, Taxal, Eccles Pike, and my third walk, which was just my dog Scrappy and sisters German shepherd Amy and her rescue dog sister Ruby was along the Peak Forest Canal, I start near Bridgemont walk towards Bugsworth Basin and do a loop around the basin its the flattest walk I do just because I have lost Toddbrook reservoir now and their are not many good walks too do near the Whaley Lane end of town, the girls love that canal walk so all is good ! 

 

Today I had two walks my first was Fernilee Reservoir my second was a repeat of a walk I do at Taxal, its rained a bit mostly drizzling which is fine as its been a lot milder this week, the pictures are just a few from the last few days find us on Facebook too follow our adventures in full. 

https://www.facebook.com/littlehappyhounds/

Yesterday I got some cat sitting bookings from the regulars, Queenie booked in for three days in December, more of my regular cat clients in Buxworth added another date too December they already have a week of cat visits booked in,  and this weekend I am now popping in too cat feed Bertie Friday eve, and twice on Saturday! 

For dog walking and cat sitting, I am based in Chinley and cover the surrounding areas of Buxworth, Furness Vale, Whaley Bridge and Chapel-en-le-Frith High Peak, Derbyshire.  Pet care services,  include pet sitting, cat sitting, dog walking and puppy visits. As of  2018 we ceased operating in New Mills, Hayfield and Birch Vale, as we centralised the business.

https://littlehappyhounds.co.uk/testimonials/

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Saturday doggy walk Fritz & Scraps

One of favourite walks in the Peak District is one I don’t do very often, up to Brown Knowl from Wash Derbyshire, we never got that far yesterday as the weather was terrible we did however do a lovely two hour walk, kind of in-between South Head and Brown Knoll, but we never climbed as far we managed to loop starting before Wash, following signs for Upper  Fold, which is a very cute small hamlet with a few cottages, you then climb up a lane that becomes a rough track for a about a mile up hill, and eventually join a bridal way that goes from South Head, we turned right and headed towards Shire Oak, another small hamlet, high up on a hill, there is a foot path threw it and it eventually took us all the way back down to were the walk had started. Some of the fields we walked threw there were sheep so dogs were back on the leads, however we still managed quite a bit off lead walking, so it was great.

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I was walking my client Fritz, something I am always happy to do at the weekend if I am free and my dog scrappy, dogs had a great time despite the rain, both were very tired after the walk myself included.

 

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Little Happy Hounds pet care services, dog walking services, pet sitting, cat sitting High Peak

Whaley Bridge, New Mills, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Buxworth, Furness Vale, Hayfield Chinley.

http://www.littlehappyhounds.co.uk

happy hounds tuesdays

What a week, i can’t believe its Tuesday, its rained for two days, so feel like i have done a months worth of work. We took new cat sitting enquiries for August, I have a extra dog all week, my friends dog Holly, very sweet, very loving Rottweiler. I have walked her before so most my clients know her, she is a sweet heart.

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Been having nice walks, last few days, Toddbrook Whaley Bridge, Lantern Pike, and Taxal, as ever we walk in small groups, off leads, i know no longer offer 1-2-1 walks, as i feel dogs walking together in small pack, is nice for the dog, socialising, playtime, mentally and physically exercising them.

All pics are from todays walks we have pics from all three walks on our facebook

https://www.facebook.com/littlehappyhounds/

Established in 2012, Little Happy Hounds pet care services, has been in operation for almost five years. We walk in small groups, mostly off lead, and like to take our clients ‘off the beaten track’ for a dog ‘nature walk. We began the business in New Mills, and have since moved to Whaley Bridge, we also cover Chapel-en-le-Frith, Chinley, Hayfield, High Peak. Other services include, puppy visits, dog walker, cat sitting, pet sitting our cat feeding services Little Happy Cats.

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We are a small, caring, local pet care business, we have no employees, we do not drive branded company vans or use cages to transport our clients. All your dealings and all the care of your pets will be done by myself, ensuring the maximum care and personalised service we can offer.

For more information visit the website www.littlehappyhounds.co.uk or call Aaron 07732265149

 

cat sitting services New Mills.

Little Happy Hounds, offers a pet sitting or cat sitting services. One or two visits a day, we charge £7.00 for one daily visit, or two daily visits for £11.00. Fully insured, trusted key holder, we cover New Mills, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Whaley Bridge, Chinley, High Peak, Derbyshire. Visit our main website for reviews, contact details and more information 

http://www.littlehapphounds.co.uk

 

Services

If your interested in our dog walking services or cat feeding, please note this is just my  blog i have a proper website link below.  We offer a very experienced, very caring,  dog walking services. As a dog walker,  take my clients on interesting walks, time spent in nature, mostly off leads, when its safe to do so.  We walk in small groups, i have no employees so i do all the walks myself, offering the most personalised service. 

We are based in Whaley Bridge, High Peak, we also cover New Mills, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Furness Vale, Chinley, Hayfield, for puppy visits, cat sitting, pet sitting, puppy visits, pet care services. 

http://www.littlehappyhounds.co.uk/testimonials/

pet sitting High Peak.

So this weekend we were looking after Whirley and Hector, was just a short duration, pm and then am next day. I have had to try very hard to win Hector over he is very shy, the first few times i looked after them i never even saw him, then last year i was looking after them for two weeks, so i had to make extra effort as i did not want him having no human contact for that long so we are now friends, and Whirley is complete opposite very very friendly cat indeed. He goes out at night and next morning he is waiting for me when i come back. For pet sitting, cat sitting, small animal visits,  and dog walking, we cover New Mills, Whaley Bridge, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Furness Vale, Chinley, High Peak, Little Happy Hounds pet care services, full insured, trusted key holder, years of caring pet sitting experience. 

Aaron 07732265149 or email me info@littlehappyhounds.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/littlehappycats/

http://www.littlehapyhounds.co.uk

 

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Hector

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Whirley

Errwood Hall Ruins

Every year about this time, we often go to Errwood Hall Ruins for a walk, to see the azaleas and rhododendrons in bloom. I guess its kind of in-between Buxton and Whaley Bridge,  And they never fail to amaze me, the colours and the flowers. Also this part of the Goyt Valley has no nesting signs up, saying dogs on leads March to July.  Anyway its a  must go and see end of May early June. Shinning Torr, and the Errwood estate is one of my favourite walking spots in the Peak Dsitrict, think my dog and the other dogs i take there also feel the same. 

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Little Happy Hounds, dog walker, cat sitting, puppy visits, pet care services established in 2012. Based in Whaley Bridge, we began life back in 2012, fully insured, CRB checked and trusted key holder. Offering personalised, experienced, caring pet care. New Mills, Furness Vale, Whaley Bridge, Buxworth, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Chinley, Hayfield, High Peak.

http://www.littlehappyhounds.co.uk

Aaron 07732265149 or email info@littlehappyhounds

and find us on social media,  twitter, facebook, and Instagram.

cat sitting prices £7/£11.

Remember at Little Happy Hounds, we do not charge any extra for working at the weekend. We do not charge for any extra things we are asked to do, watering plants, putting bins out, our pet sitting prices for up to three pets is £7.00 for one visit and £11 for two daily visits, even the three pet rule is flexible, depends on how much work there is do which can be discussed during the initial meet and greet. I also try to provide the most, caring, personalised service i can. Shy cats, elderly cats, playful cats, cats needing medication, indoor cats, outdoor cats. And not just cats over the years, i have also cared for rabbits, guinea pigs, degu, chickens, fish and even indian running ducks.

Little Happy Cats, est.2012 we offer years of caring experience, fully insured, trusted key holder.  For pet sitting we cover Whaley Bridge, were we are based, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Chinley and Buxworth, and New Mills, Furness Vale, Hayfield, Buxton, Dove Holes, High Peak.    

http://www.littlehappyhounds.co.uk/testimonials/