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August in pictures

So in this post just want to highlight our lovely walks and happy hounds, all the photos you are about to see are from our dog walking adventures in and around the Peak District in August 2020. Find me on Facebook to follow our daily adventures.

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Our dog walking services are available in the village of Chinley Derbyshire where I am based, I also cover Whaley Bridge, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Buxworth, High Peak, fully insured, highly experienced and very caring.  dog walker cat sitting and puppy visits.

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November 19

So with the run up to Christmas we are busy at Little Happy Hounds, this post is about the business what we do and the walks we have been on in November 2019.If your interested in any of our pet care services please feel free too ring me 07732265149 or email info@littlehappyhounds.co.uk with your enquiry, we also have a main website with lots of information, services, testimonials , and gallery http://www.littlehappyhounds.co.uk 

So this last few weeks I have been avoiding walking the dogs up on Eccles Pike for various reasons,  the main one being it was October half term so not comfortable taking groups of dogs up there when everyones off work schools are closed. 

so I have been traveling further out too make sure my dogs have a great walk, various terrains, quiet places so they can enjoy a proper walk off leads. As a dog walker we walk in small well managed groups, all my clients have good recall so are off leads, the places I have been going are the Goyt Valley and Taxal.  Last year I centralised the business a bit and we stopped covering New Mills, I had a few dogs in New Mills but the majority were in Whaley Bridge, Chapel-en-le-Frith and Chinley, I basically did this too cut back on car time, it was literally raking too long to pick dogs up, A555 has done many wonderful things including making the A6 much busier.

So I tend too do three one hour groups a day, the first two my morning and lunch time group tend to be busier and my third walk is always nice and quieter less dogs on that walk , so older dogs, ad hoc dogs can go on that walk, just depends what time of day people are looking for, with travel and the dog walks I work 9:30 too about 4 most days sometimes later with the cat visits.

So now I have dog walking  and cat sitting clients in Chinley, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Whaley Bridge and Buxworth which are very much areas we cover. Little Happy Hounds is fully insured, trusted key holder.  Puppy visits, dog nature walks, and pet sitting. 

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When I started the business back in 2012, there was not many people dog walking, the few I knew of were word of mouth ‘mature ladies’ shall we say, few were doing it the way I was website, using social media, how things have changed seven years down the line, in the face of all the new competition, we are still here as a small local business, still thriving and still focusing on our ethos, which is to provide dogs with excellent countryside walks and too offer the most caring personalised service we can, here is too the next seven years as I feel with my new van and my new clients our recent move that I am just getting started. 

Winter has landed in the High Peak I have some niggling cold which is not. helping but everywhere is feeling cold, wintry, dare I say it very muddy. The next few months are going to be busy with the dogs I walk and the cat sitting bookings, over the Christmas period I take a bit of time off and return second week of January fully charged raring too go. The photos in this blog are all recent from last weeks dog walks and cat visits. find us on Facebook too follow our adventures in full.

Aaron

happy hounds High Peak dog walking

As a pawfressional dog walker I am very thankful and very lucky of all the wonderful dogs I walk. They are 95% of the time well behaved and excellent on walks, we have fun on every walk I make sure everyone is exercised, stimulated mentally that they have lost of company from me and the other dogs.  I return all my clients home very happy hounds. 

we avoid busy places so they are running around off leads, if we see joggers or people I call them in they sit and wait for a treat the dogs, the dogs who I think might not wait for a treat, I grab the dangly bit on their Little Happy Hounds harnesses so they cant run up too people we don’t know. I try very hard too keep al my dogs under control they are all socialised and very well behaved friendly doggies. 

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As a dog walker I walk in small groups, all my dogs have great recall and are good off the lead, I don’t walk a mixture of dogs on lead and dogs off as I like my hands free at all times too control the dogs off leads.  I take the dogs off the beaten track, try very hard too avoid people and live stock, sheep I have zero tolerance approach as in I wont walk the dogs anywhere near them. my walks include Goyt Valley in the Peak District. I have regular dog walking clients in Chinley, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Buxworth and Whaley Bridge which are all areas I cover for dog walking, puppy visits and cat sitting.

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Little happy Hounds we are based I the village of Chinley in Derbyshire the Peak District; began in New Mills in 2012, in 2014 we moved to Whaley Bridge, this year 2019 we have moved to Chinley. We are a trusted key holder a small local pet care business with no employees offering a very caring experienced reliable service. 

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October 2019 gone so fast

So they do say time flies when your having fun, fun I have had with the doggies and the kitty cats and boom its November already.

So this last week has been great as a dog walker in the High Peak,  its been October half term so a few less dog walking clients and a few extra cat sitting clients is how this usual works at Little Happy Hounds, its been cold all week but very sunny and very dry so we have had some awesome dog walks. I have been avoiding busy areas like Eccles Pike and Goyt Valley as its half term and everyone is off work off school out walking.  So the photos below are just some from this weeks dog walks and cat visit too follow my adventures in full find our little happy hounds Facebook page.  Dog walking, cat sitting, pet care services based in Chinley in the Peak District Derbyshire, I cover Whaley Bridge, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Buxworth and other areas in the High Peak. 

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Little Happy Hounds we began life back in 2012 when we were based in New Mills, and had clients in Marple, New Mills,  Hayfield, Birch Vale, Chapel, Chinley and Whaley. We then moved too whaley bridge and centralised and stopped covering New Mills and Marple, we have recently moved too Chinley, we offer cat feeding, puppy visits and dog walking, I am highly experienced, very caring, very reliable we are a established local pet care services.

New doggy client Finn

So April a new post on my doggy blog all about our new client Finn, April has been a busy one for dog walking at Little Happy Hounds, we were lucky enough for  a new dog called Finn to join us, he just turned a year old, he is a Sprocker , a springer spaniel and a cocker spaniel, very lively, very bouncy sweet dog really, all my dogs love him, he get three days a week, Monday and Wednesday both my busiest days and my quiet day Thursday ! The pic below is my second walk on Wednesdays dramatic view of Kinder Scout in the back drop as you can see Finn is one of the bigger dogs I have on my books, hilarious ! 

Little Happy Hounds, dog walking. As a dog walker, I go off the beaten track, taking my dogs on proper exciting nature walks. Mostly off lead when its safe to do so, i walk in small groups, and usually do three walks a day, late morning, lunch time and early afternoon. Fully insured, highly experienced, I offer fun and company for your doggy when your not around to look after them yourself, we are fully insured, trusted key holder, and CRB checked.  Offering pet care services in High Peak since the summer of 2012, we have clients in Whaley Bridge, Chinley, Chapel-en-le-Frith, and Buxworth, we no longer cover New Mills. Services include cat sitting, puppy visits and dog walking. 

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March Happy Hounds.

so March has been a slightly quieter month for Little Happy Hounds, with February being very busy a quieter March is very much welcomed. 

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February was busier as had quite a few cat sitting durations booked in over the half term especially, March has gone quiet as a few dogs have took holidays and another few cancelled for various reasons this week. 

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So I have managed to catch up doing all the other things like paper work, cleaning my house, shopping, next week is looking busy. Anyway we have enjoyed some lovely dog friendly walks, despite the weather, its been rainy its been muddy and its been very muddy but my wonderful doggy charges have hopefully had a wonderful time in the Peak District Derbyshire. 

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So this week, we have enjoyed the windy delights of Storm Gareth, I have done dog walks at Fernilee Reservoir, the woods in Hayfield, and on a clients private 7 acre piece of land. As a dog walker I go off the beaten track offering off lead walks, I walk in small groups. When I am not walking the happy hounds I am busy with the Little Happy Cats our cat feeding services, for dog walking and cat sitting I cover Whaley Bridge, were I am currently based top of Macc Road in the Linglongs estate, I also cover Chinley, Buxworth and Chapel-en-le-Frith High Peak. 

All the photos in this post is from some of this weeks dog walks and cat visits, find us on social media to follow our adventures. 

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Jurassic Holiday

So this last year we did Christmas 2018 a bit differently, we are usually at home and we usually go away for New Year. However this year we went down south, to spend Christmas with some of my immediate family in Portsmouth. So this post in  my blog is about traveling and holidays in England. 

This included my mother, step father, sister, two brothers,  their partners, their partners, my mums very old dog Barney and my brothers doggy Ralph. Anyway it was great Christmas catching up even though we all came down with the dreaded stomach bug doing the rounds. 

West Dorset and New Year. 

After Christmas, we went off to West Dorset to see in the New Year at the Jurassic coast., hired a lovely, rather over priced dog friendly cottage, in the village of Whitchurch Canonicorum, the nearest towns were Bridport and Lyme Regis. What a beautiful area we were staying in, we only had four days so didn’t do half as much as we could of, everything I usually want to do was their, walking, inland hilly walks, beach cliff walks, shopping, countryside, beautiful towns. The highlights being seeing the amazing cliff faces at West Bay, and a walk we did from Burton Bradstock to West Bay, visiting Lyme Regis on New Years Day, found several antique/ junk shops purchased a few trinkets for home, and doing an amazing walk on the Cobb as the sun was setting, I have to say even though we visited when it was rammed with people, Lyme Regis is a really beautiful town.

Another walk we did was to incorporate two hills on one walk, we actually did three hills in total that day as we also did the Golden Cap from sea town, the two hills we did on walk was first Pilsdon Penn and Lewesdon Hill, the latter was tree cladded so not much of a view, wonderful walk back from it to the car threw farm land following foot paths. Pilsdon Penn and lovely views looking over the open countryside.

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Pilsdon Penn & Leweson Hill

Of course our little holiday was a dog friendly holiday, we picked the cottage as it had a huge garden which sort of double upped as a meadow, the dog was in heaven sniffing around out there. Everywhere we went we found dog friendly walks, dog friendly shops and cafes. It being late December into January there was no restrictions about dogs on beaches, so lots of opportunity for dogs to walk run jump if need be. So I highly recommend west Dorset. Beyond seeing the family and visiting several beautiful counties, what was really nice was the milder climate we get down south, we were away 11 days in total and the temperature stayed in double figures the entire time we were away plus it didn’t rain.

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Chesil Beach

Back to work I go.

Once we got back home I was still off work for four days which was lovely to rest up as we had done so much walking in Dorset. On Saturday had a small gathering at home for some family members and close friends we had not managed to see around Christmas, then I was back in the helm of all things doggy and Little Happy Hounds on Monday. We have had a week of mental weather, rain, fog, mist, cold, mild. I was glad to be back with my dog walking clients, it was only my second week walking our new boy Charlie, a rescued Labrador cross, and he’s really good on walks bless him, he has settled in with Little Happy Hounds, it was nice to be back in the peak district, with the dogs.

:- Pictures above, me at West Bay, various in and around West Bay( top left) and The Cobb at Lyme Regis ( bottom right)

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Little Happy Hounds, pet care and dog blog, as a dog walker we I offer quality in our service. We specialise in dog nature walks in and around the Peak District High Peak, we cover Whaley Bridge, Chinley, Chapel-en-le-Frith, other services include cat sitting and puppy visits. 

 

Little Happy Hounds 2019…

So we went back to work last week after two weeks off for Christmas and new year so this post on the blog is about last weeks walks, our dogs, and what we got up to in general. 

I started my first walk back on Monday with a fabulous Goyt Valley walk, I then went onto to do Lantern Pike with a second walk on our third walk I walked from the clients house over Whaley Lane into cow field and to Toddbrook and back, it was only two clients so I was able to do that. Two things happened on Mondays walks, it rained a lot all day and we did not see another human being, just me and my dogs, it was bliss. Once I dried off.

The rest of the week I have done walks in Taxal, Hayfield, with dog walking clients in Whaley Bridge, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Chinley, and Birch Vale.  Pictures are just some from this weeks dog walks, as I do three walks a day sometimes there a lot of dogs and a lot of pics so can only post a few on each post for the dog blog… find us on Facebook to follow our adventures properly.  As a nature enthusiast I love the great outdoors, we live in the Peak District so I am all about exploring on my dog walks, off lead when its safe to do so, I try and aim for varied terrain, hilly, moorland, wooded areas to make it more interesting for the dogs, the more scenic the better I think, more exploring for them, more smells to sniff, to Walk, Run, Jump.

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Little Happy Hounds, we think different, pet care services based in Whaley Bridge, a small local caring pet care business, looking after pets in the High Peak since 2012. We offer quality in our services.

We are fully insured, years of reliable caring experience. We specialise in dog nature walks and a very Caring ver personalised cat sitting services Little Happy Cats. I say we however I run little happy hounds all by myself with no employees, just Aaron and my trusted side kick my almost 10 year old Shih Tzu x yorkie cross doggy Scrappy Doo.

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Whaley Bridge, Chinley, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Buxworth, High Peak Derbyshire. Dog walker, pet sitting, puppy visits.

Hello March

So a new month and March has not gotten off to a good start at 9:00 am on a Thursday morning for the first time ever I have completely closed Little Happy Hounds due to the sever weather conditions, yesterday we pretty much also closed did a few toilet visits today 90% of my clients cancelled. 

We have sever snow from Siberia, really cold temperatures,today thick snow on the roads, I was so upset yesterday as I have not seen one of my clients since last week, and having to cancel on others, since everyone cancelled on me today I don’t feel so bad, I thought its a good day to blog about what awesome month February was as we go from strength to strength as a small local business in the High Peak.

So were to begin so many new and so many cute clients, for 2018 in general, we had gaps as Mario took sometime off last year, a full time client of ours, Chico also took sometime off and has now left he was also full time, and Holly left us a dog we saw three times a week, usually that is fine as I get lot of new clients, its worth noting Mario Chico and Hollie left for their own reasons, nothing we did as a business I stayed in touch with Mario as they communicated with me their plans, so the door was left open for him and he has returned, I stayed in touch with Hollies owners I always hoped she would comeback to us, sadly few weeks ago she passed away, RIP Hollie doggy ! I think Chico left as she was maternity leave.

but last year enquiries dried up, the dogs I did take on, two in particular messed me around , and in the end work wise I did not enjoy 2017. So over the Christmas break I took the decision to turn things around, work wise, in mind wise, and I think last year was important and because, it reminded me who we were as a business what we offer as a business, and now I feel we doing very well.

So this year Pippa joined our walks, lovely westie puppy, I walk her brother a schnauzer, so I was seeing Pippa daily in last few weeks of 2017, once we got into the new year she eventually joined our walks in late January, have to say she has been amazing for a young dog and as I predicted in her ballsy westitude personality has fitted in perfectly with the other dogs , we all adore her. 

Then just after January in a matter of days we took a seven year old cocker spaniel Monty ad hoc arrangement, and at the same time the most cutest 4 month puppy ever Ozzie, his owners said there were happy for him to walk up to a mile at his age and my lunch time was just over that, anyway he came on walks, for four weeks now not had any problems with him at all, I work on recall but as he’s has gone to puppy training and it shows, he is a brilliant little dog. Everytime I walk him I feel fortunate and blessed. Monty is beautiful lad and they have now changed his arrangement from ad hoc to one regular walk a week term time. As a dog walker both these lads are a dream come true as they are so well behaved on walks, so socialised, a pleasure to walk. 

Then in the same week as I said yes to  anew  9 week old puppy called Ralph, Mario came back full time. Ralph is this tiny sweet Lhasa apso puppy, I knew when I met him he was going to be very special to me as a client, as he reminds me so much of my own dog at that age, he was booked in for four puppy visits this week, due to the weather I have done just two ! His owners are great they have already taught him to sit on command, so I am just doing a mix up of feeding him, cleaning up after him, toilet training, and recall at the moment, once a few weeks have passed I will start lead training in their garden, I aiming for the four month mark for him to come on walks, but I am happy to wait longer if the owners feel he needs more time, once vaccinated I will do his puppy visit 15 minute walks and build it up from that.

More new clients ! in the shape of the Little Happy Cats, Lizzie and Mow Mow, and Walter. Lizzie and Mow Mow are new cat sitting clients I looked after for a weekend a few weeks back Mow Mow is 20 years old geriatric for cat, he looks really good for his age, I have seen a lot of elderly cats ! Lizzie is only two a black cat they rescued, both very sweet enjoyed looking after them it was doddle as the set up was so organised.  We also met new cat Walter,  I know his brothers clients of mine, Whirley and Hector but they got a new cat and he is adorable pic below very playful, So February was also a success for pets sitting, I personally cared for Eustace, Lizzie and Mow Mow, Cat, Minuit, Baz Agatha and Lennie, Minuit, Cat, Roary, Walter Whirley and Hector, and Ole and Tintin! My cat sitting adventures took me to Whaley Bridge, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Buxworth, Funress Vale, Hague Bar, Birch Vale and New Mills, all areas we cover for Little Happy Cats cat sitting services. 

February we also did lots of amazing dog walks, for our clients, our dog friendly places were Eccles Pike Chapel-en-le-Frith, Lantern Pike, Hayfield, Taxal, Toddbrook Whaley Bridge, 

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Walter

 

 

Scrappy loves the Goyt Valley

So at the weekend one of my favourite places too take my dog is Fox Low Edge, the Goyt Valley, the Goyt Valley is in-between between Whaley Bridge and Buxton, the Peak District national park. For a dog friendly walk it is great, there are no sheep or cows up there and we are out of nesting season, so he was off lead from the minute we left the car. We had lots of autumn sunshine and I managed to take a few great pics of my dog Scrappy, he’s looking great, had his teeth cleaned last week, his fur trimmed and bathed this weekend bless him I can’t believe he is almost 9 years old still runs around like a puppy, he is a Shorkie, cross breed of a Shih Tzu  and Yorkie.

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Little Happy Hounds, pet care services, http://www.littlehappyhounds.co.uk

dog walking services, Whaley Bridge, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Birch Vale, New Mills, Chinley, Furness Vale, High Peak, Derbyshire, pet sitting services, cat sitting, dog walker. Years of caring experience, our emphasis is on dog nature walks, walking off the beaten track, we also provide a very personalised and very caring cat feeding services. Fully insured, trusted key holder, find us on Facebook for status updates and reviews.