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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


or find us on Facebook, 


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. 


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.






The House of Happy Hounds offering pet care services in the High Peak for almost 8 years now !! I am just a honest guy, a animal lover, originally from the northeast I have lived in the Peaks now since 2005. And have been dog walking and cat sitting around here since the summer of 2012 offering a very caring, experienced, trusted service for all my wonderful clients. We have centralised the business and as of 2018 I stopped covering the vicinity of New Mills which included Hayfield and Birch Vale, just to cut back on the travel I was doing in the van, I just cover Chinley, where I live, Chapel, Whaley and Buxworth, 

So we are currently in lockdown, I am now walking a few clients that need me each week, when It comes to new dog walking enquiries, cat sitting enquires if you could email info@littlehappyhounds.co.uk with details and if I can help I will ad you to a list and contact everyone when we open back up properly. With the corona virus pandemic going on and I do not want new clients for the time being. 

At Little Happy Hounds, we offer a very reliable, very experienced, selection of pet care services. I am a very small business with no employees, offering a more personalised, service. At Little Happy Hounds, we offer dog walking, cat sitting and puppy visits, in the High Peak, Derbyshire. I am based in the village of Chinley and cover all the nearby towns like Whaley Bridge, Chapel-en-le-Frith, I also cover Buxworth as well as Chinley.


With our dog services as a dog walker, we walk in small organised groups, all my clients are off leads, when its safe to do so, we like to go interesting places off the beaten track to make the walk more exciting for our dogs, I like tire them not just physically but mentally with lots of socialising, lots of interesting smells, and lots of time off lead, its the Little Happy Hounds standard since we began life in 2012.

You can find us on Facebook and Instagram and we also have a main website link below. I am police checked, fully insured, a trusted key holder.




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 info@littlehappyhounds.co.uk


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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. 


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. 


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.


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little happy cats Octobers visits

so when I am not dog walking at Little Happy Hounds we do a lot of pet sitting mostly cats but at the moment its a mixture of cats and several very small very cute hamsters. 



So last weekend I was looking after beautiful rescue cat Bertie and Rosie all week, ones I Whaley Bridge ones in Furness Vale, which are areas I cover. Then we were looking after Eustace a client I have cat visited for five years now he is a beautiful siamese cat, then this week Rosie finished, we started looking after Roary and the hamsters two are new so I never got their names and other hamster they have had a while is Bow Bow, and then from yesterday I have a new very long 16 day duration twice a day for tabby rescue cat Polly a regular client of mine since last year and before that I looked after their other cat who died from old age.  Picture below are from the left Eustace, Roary, Rosie and Bow Bow the hamster. 

with the pet sitting work I do I am fully insured, a trusted key holder, as a pet care business we are established and have looked after pets now in the High Peak since the summer of 2012.  We are a small business all the work is done by msyefle we have no employees guaranteeing a more personalised, bespoke, extra caring service. Our other services include dog walker, puppy visits small pet visits and cat feeding.

Chinley Chapel-en-le-Frith Buxworth Whaley Bridge New Mills Hayfield High Peak Derbyshire.

Prices start from £8.00 we have no hidden costs and I don’t charge extra at the weekend.  find us on Facebook or visits the main website for details 



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. 



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.

Little Happy Cats Chinley.

So this summer I have looked after some of regular cat sitting clients for short periods and some really long durations, I looked after Eustace the siamese ( client since 2014) for 18 days in August, and I am still looking after Scamp and Poppy it will 14 days this Wednesday, I also looked after, new client Nesta, regulars Whirley Hector and Walter, Tin Tin and Ole and new client for 10 days a beautiful black cat called Chloe, so with my dog walking duties my cat sitting side of the business is ticking along nicely. 



With the pet sitting I offer experience and reliable care, I have cat clients in Chinley, Whaley Bridge, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Furness Vale and Buxworth, in the High Peak, Derbyshire which are very much areas I cover for cat visits, puppy visits and dog walking.  

My cat sitting prices start from £8.00 a visit approx I am there about twenty minutes but could be shorter could be longer it depends on the cats and work load. I clean up after the cats, if they are  friendly , I will play, brush them whatever its is they usually have in their usual routine, if they are shy i will check in on them but I will give them space and let them be. I am insured and trusted key holder, I wont be turning up to your house in a brightly coloured dog walking van so I offer discretion when your home is empty and your on holiday. Like all my services I have been cat sitting in the professional sense of the word since August 2012.


August at a glance

I have customer reviews all over, on both Facebook pages, little happy hounds and little happy cats on the main website http://www.littlehappyhounds.co.uk and our little happy hounds business listings on Yell, Google and Free Business index also have customer reviews. 

for all new enquiries you can leave me a voice mail on 07732265149 and I will call you back or you could email info@littlehappyhounds.co.uk I can also be contacted via our facebook pages 




Scamp and Poppy July 19

So last week I got to look after Little Happy Cats Scamp and Poppy, returning clients I looked after them last summer and they are booked in again this coming August.

I called in once a day after my dog walking duties had ended, they are outdoor cats so can come and go when they please, both very chilled lay back kitty cats very easy to care for, Poppy is very affectionate likes a lot of fuss and attention ! 

With pet visits or cat sitting I have clients in Chinley, were we are now based, Buxworth, Chapel-en-le-Frith and Whaley Bridge, High Peak Derbyshire, Little Happy Hounds and cats is small local pet care services, been in operations for almost 7 years, I offer a very caring, reliable, experienced cat sitting services, find us on Facebook links below or visit the main website for more information.





so this week I have seen and heard things with other businesses locally, I want to clarify the Little Happy Hounds ethos in this post on this dog blog, basically who we are and what we do as a pet care business in Derbyshire High Peak.

so as I am a one man show I can’t walk unsocialised dogs, dogs with aggression, or 1-2-1 dog walks. I actually put a clause in my contract last year about dog aggression. So in the beginning I walked two dogs lovely little doggies who hated other dogs and I began with solo dog walks, eventually threw socialising I had them both on group walks. However I have done that now don’t really have the time to do that again. My walking groups are a safe space, were all my dogs are highly socialised with other dogs, if we see dogs out and about on leads who may have problems we give them a wide birth. My appreciate some dogs have not had the best starts, my heart goes out to thumbnut my role isn’t to train those dogs, so sadly we just look after friendly dogs, dogs that love other dogs.

So I am not a dog trainer, again, I am just a dog walker. I use positive reinforcement with my dogs, if I find they are being unruly depending on scenario I will tell them off firmly verbally, and put them on leads. Again, threw out the walk I practice recall, rewarding them with treats and praise. If we see Joggers I get them in to one side again shower them in praise and treats and keeping them still. If we see dogs off leads approaching I assess the situation I am more than happy for my clients to say hello to other friendly dogs off leads. 

Again I see my role as a dog walker, to have fun with the dogs, take them interesting rural places, I avoid the crowds, we go off the beaten track. I want my clients to have exercise, fun, to be mentally stimulated, to socialise with me, other dogs, some clients are working from home others are out all day so I am making sure all the dogs get an hour, plus the car time, on quiet days we do longer walks. Its worked for me for six years, we have had no dog fights amongst the clients, they are brilliant in the car, I drive an estate car and they are sometimes with me for 35 minutes even an hour in the car as I cover Whaley Bridge, New Mills, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Chinley, Birch Vale. Again I fasten my dogs in, if the dogs are on back seat we have seat belt harnesses, in the boot I have a dog guard.  So all in all the little happy hounds way works for me, works for my dogs and works for my clients. We sadly don’t offer dog home boarding, I am not licensed for one thing or doggy daycare, we offer dog nature walks, cat sitting and puppy visits. 



Little HAPPY Hounds & cats

So two of the services we offer, are dog nature walk and pet sitting. We offer a very caring, very personalised cat sitting service, looking after cats in their home, we have indoor and outdoor cats on our books one and two daily visits, prices start fro £7.00. We are on Facebook and have a main website, http://www.littlehappyhounds.co.uk

For cat sitting, dog walking, and puppy visits, we cover High Peak, Whaley Bridge, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Chinley, Furness Vale, and New Mills.