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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.

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.




So I don’t have any family in this area and my circle of friends is small, so when someone posts for recommendation for a dog walker on a local Facebook group, my aunts, uncles, friends, wont all jump on the post and recommend me singing my praises,  as they all live up in the North East so I don’t get an easy ride when it comes too gaining new enquiries. So what I have done from day one is made sure actual customer reviews clients recommendations are everywhere, this includes testimony page on the main website , our Facebook business page, and our online listings on Yell, Google places and Free Business index ! For example on our google listing for Little Happy Hounds we now have 9 reviews ! 

 I did have 60 reviews on Facebook, 50 plus on the Little Happy Hounds page and we had 10 lovely reviews on the Little Happy Cats page, I took the little happy cats page down too concentrate on one page which annoyingly meant I lost the review I had !! So I am hoping was we move into 2020 I will gain some new Facebook ones on the little happy hounds page make up for the fabulous ones I lost !

Little Happy Hounds, began life in 2012 in New Mills, offering dog walking, cat sitting and puppy visits in the High Peak. We cover Chinley, were I live, Buxworth, Whaley Bridge, Chapel-en-le-Frith and other places in and around High Peak Derbyshire. As a dog walker, I am very caring, experienced, and reliable, with cat sitting I offer a very bespoke personalised service, over the years I have looked after older cats, shy cats, friendly cats, cats who need medication cats who need to be brushed we caterer them all following clients specific instructions.

with puppy visits, I offer basic reward based training, reliability, experience and lots of love and care. Little Happy Hounds is a small local pet care business, no employees at all offering a more caring approach in the work I personally do. 

Aaron , 07732265149 or I can be emailed


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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. 


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.

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. 


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. 


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. 


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. 


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.

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.


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.

Visit our main website for more information,

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

the weekend edition 1

So I think every weekend ,with this being a blog all about Little Happy Hounds, I will recap the prior week, the dog friendly walks we have been on and any news about Little Happy Hounds ! So its not been the usual week, as a lot of my dog walking clients were off for half term, so I have managed to get away with one walk most days, however the pets sitting side of the business Little Happy Cats has been busy, today alone Saturday I have done five cat sitting visits for 12 cats. As a small business with just little old me running the show thats busy. 

The stand out walk this week was Monday as I had some of my family with me for the weekend, including my dog obsessed six year old nephew George, he had already been on a few of my walks in the summer when he visited with my mam and sister, so he had his firm favourites, this time around he mention Amy, the German shepherd I walk he liked her and he also mentioned Oscar and Oscar was on this walk, sadly he had forgotten about Fritz, had show him photographic evidence of him with Fritz, another one of his favourites,, he was also convinced Fritz was called Bradly this time around.  Anyway so we collected the dogs it was three clients and my dog and we went too the logging road Fernilee, Goyt Valley. Four dogs, two young kids, one teenager and my brother partner. It was great walk dogs ran around a lot, did not. get many good pics as I was focusing on toddlers and dogs and keeping them safe. But the pic below is great, my brother partner took it, so thats my step niece Abbie, my young toddler nephew Noah my dog mad nephew George, myself and the dogs, Max, Scrappy, Oscar and Fritz peeping out from behind the log. I have always recommend Fernilee as a dog friendly walk, just be cautious on the logging road as last few times I have been up their I have seen very reactive dogs on leads.


Other news is I have rediscovered youtube having ignored it for work for ages, so I have started loading videos, too show what work we do with the pet sitting and the dog walks we go on, as a dog walker I am forever trying too offer the most transparent service I can. Clip below is a extra long walk I did in Hayfield on Friday!

Little Happy Hounds, Whaley Bridge, New Mills, Chinley, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Furness Vale, Birch Vale, High Peak Derbyshire the Peak District.

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.



Little Happy Hounds, pet care services,

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.


Lantern Pike doggy hike

So most lunch times I take a group of dogs up Lantern Pike, as one of my clients Monday to Friday dog lives up near there. We meet a lot of people on holiday up there tourists, I loose time talking to them and I am always amazed at how far and wide people come to visit Hayfield the Peak District, I have talked to people from Glasgow, Bourmouth and Norfolk up there before now, anyway I always get compliments on how well behaved and socialised the dogs are.


views from Lantern Pike

The hill its self is sheep free, but the field to the left of the bridal way is full of sheep and in places the wall is falling down, should be fixed really so I am very careful too navigate the dogs past these gaps, on top of sheep we are also watching out for bikes, horses and reactive dogs. Most the time we don’t see a soul up there especially in bad weather the dogs love to romp around the heather and we go right up to the summit, this is the kind of walk we offer, dogs are mostly off leads, walking in small groups, off the beaten track, more of a hike than a walk,  all pics are from this last week, Thursday I believe, the little happy hounds do lantern pike, we have a shih tzu cross, a cavapoo, cavachon and cavaliers, I do walk bigger dogs but we have a majority number of smaller breeds I guess as I have Scrappy the shih tzu cross it has attracted more little dogs which is great, love them all big and small.


New Mills, Birch Vale, Chinley Buxworth, Whaley Bridge, Furness Vale High Peak. Puppy visit, cat sitting, cat feeding, puppy visits, pet sitting, dog walking services, fully insured, years of expeirence little happy hounds began life in 2012 in New Mills, we are now based in Whaley Bridge, High Peak, Derbyshire.

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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. 



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.

Aaron 07732265149 or email info@littlehappyhounds

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High Peak 2017

As ever we have been going on some great walks with the dogs, aka the happy hounds, we have dog walking clients in Chapel-en-le-Frith, Chinley, Whaley Bridge, Hayfield, New Mills High Peak. We offer group walks, when it is safe to do so, we walk off leads,

13494879_1231330493568330_453385555185495478_nwe offer company, exercise, and socialising for your dog, should you be out at work or I have clients that work from home and they use LHH as a place were their dogs can meet other dogs on countryside walks we go on.  Most days I do three walks a late morning to lunch time walk the lunch time walk and the last walk, i would struggle to fit anymore than three walks in, as the one hour starts when we get on the walk, i don’t include the travel. On quieter days when the weathers good walks sometimes go on longer than an hour.  

We go all sorts of places, Eccles Pike, Lantern Pike, Toddbrook Reservoir Whaley Bridge, making the most of the fabulous peak district countryside, 

Little Happy Hounds has been in business since August 2012, we have reviews on our main website and on both Facebook pages, little happy cats and little happy hounds. We are fully insured, trusted key holder, years of experience. At the moment we have no employees, so all the work is done by myself to offer the maximum personalised service i can. 

For more information, find us on Facebook, twitter, instagram, or email visit our main website for galleries, customer reviews

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

dog walker, cat feeding, cat sitting pet care services High Peak.