Tag Archives: cockapoo whaley bridge

LHH June onwards

so corona virus has rendered work quiet for me, I did a extra long walk today for cockapoo sisters Bobbie and Bridie, Norfolk terrier Ozzie and cocker spaniel Monty, it was Montys first day back since lockdown so he was last walked in March ! I mean it could be a lot worse, work is ticking along albeit quietly, tomorrow is the busiest day so for now its feet up and writing posts on my blog especially as its raining ! 


So I initially took four weeks off and reopened putting in strict social distancing measures with my clients, cleaning the van down regularly changing towels and harnesses as much as possible, it doesn’t look like things are going to get better any time soon, apparently death rates of corona are falling, looks like social distancing is here to stay and schools are now staying shut till September so I cant really hang about waiting for normality to come back as its way off, so with little happy hounds being such a small business I will continue to carry on, its business as usual with all our new things in place, so we are in the position to take on new clients, you could find me via our main website http://www.littlehappyhounds.co.uk or on facebook business page, best way to get old of. me is via email info@littlehappyhounds.co.uk or call 07732265149.

All the photos on this post are from walks done at the end of May early June, we had a week of really hot weather so I was doing water walks for the dogs in the woods lots of shade, with corona all my cat sitting bookings are cancelled, we will have to see what the future brings regarding that, I am still providing dog walks, I did have a cockapoo puppy I was visiting, when he eventually comes back he will be a fully fledged dog !! 


Little Happy hounds, run by just me Aaron, I began the business when we lived in New Mills, we moved to Whaley Bridge, spent half a decade there and then last summer 2019 we opted for a new start quieter life in the near by village of Chinley, its all my dreams come true firstly living in a village not a town and our new house is a very old house and it. happens to in the Peak District National Park Boundary !I still very much cover Whaley Bridge and have lots of clients there we do lots of lovely walks near by! 

I am very lucky and fortunate enough to have lots of lovely long term clients, in Chinley, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Furness Vale, Buxworth, and Whaley Bridge, High Peak. I am DBS checked, a trusted key holder, fully insured, I drive a van with no company details at all offering a more discrete service for when your pet is home alone ! 



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. 


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. 


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. 






Good lord the weather this weekend, very very wet, has not stopped raining yesterday was more heavy showers today is just constant rain, so very good time to write a post in our Little Happy Hounds blog. 

I am thinking services, so we offer three main pet care services, dog walking puppy visits and cat feeding.  For this post we look at our dog walking services. 



As a dog walker I walk in smalll groups off leads, If a client needs me to have their dog longer than just one walk, I do two walks with travel time it takes up most of the day thats our little happy hounds answer to doggy daycare, eventually I am planning to get a license too do doggy care but it will be very selective just for my clients and it will have to work around my dog, this being his house and his rules, he is old now so its not always fair to have a young dog bouncing at him.

So at the moment we do dog nature walks, proper walks, the one hour begins once we are at the walk and out of the car I don’t count travel time, and on quiet days if it is the last walk we often do longer and I don’t charge any extra for that ! I think a lot of these doggy daycare places, especially the ones inside of industrial units, don’t really give dogs what they need, the great outdoors, time spent in nature, all the smells of the countryside. 


I prefer the dogs off leads, I have seen dog walkers with dogs on and off on the same walk and its not for me, all our clients need too have adequate recall with my younger clients this is something I actively work on. I don’t offer solo one too one walks as such if people want a quieter walk lower numbers my walk number 3 is always a good option, the lunch time walk gets busy on certain days as does my morning walk, my insurance will be let me take 8 dogs, which too me is shocking my maximum is six and thats only if I can go somewhere quiet and depend on which dogs are on that walk I prefer groups of five and fours.

I prefer going interesting areas avoiding low level walks when I can, like too take the dogs hiking, the Goyt valley,  Eccles Pike, Crackern Edge are places I often go, I have also done walks around Hayfield, and Lantern Pike. 


So I have been dog walking professionally now for over 7 years, in that time I think I’ve walked every age, shape, breed of dog going, I have walked black labs, Great Danes crossed with a black lab, a husky dog,  smaller breeds, like chihuahuas, shih tzus, a lot of cockapoos and a lot of cockerspaniels, I have also looked after and walked older dogs, one of my first dog walking clients, in Chapel-en-le-Frith was a older cocker spaniel called Barney,  I then looked after a really old red setter called Ruby and of course their was the lovely Bones, he was some kind of cross a rescue dog he defiantly had German shepherd in him, currently I walk a rescue dog called ruby who is our oldest client at little happy hounds.  Through dog ownership I have expierence caring for dogs even longer than the seven years. 

Screenshot 2018-08-22_20-47-12

If you interested in our dog walking services or cat sitting or puppy visits, you can call me or email me 07732265149 or info@littlehappyhounds.co.uk , we have a main website http://www.littlehappyhounds.co.uk I also have two Facebook pages little happy cats and little happy hounds,

we have client reviews on the Facebook pages on the main website, on yell, our google listing, and on free business index,

We are based in Chinley, fully insured, trusted key holder, we cover Chinley, Whaley Bridge, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Buxworth, Furness Vale, High Peak.

As off the end of 2018 we centralised the business so sadly can no longer cover New Mills, Birch Vale and Hayfield.

Screenshot 2019-07-05_17-30-34-968

cockapoo new review

so recently I got a new recommendation on our Facebook page screen shot below for the two cockapoo sisters I walk Bobbie and Bridie. 

I now see the girls twice a week it was for the lats five years five times a week, as a dog walker I walk in small groups, off leads, I am fully insured and little happy hounds has been walking dogs around these parts since 2012. 


b&B new recommendation.

I like to go interesting places with the dogs, Goyt Valley, Eccles Pike, Crackern Edge, are just some of my favourites, dog walking offers your dog time to socialise with other dogs, breaks up a long time at home alone, I am fully insured, experienced in walking dogs of all sizes, breeds and ages, however we specialise in the care for smaller breed dogs,

For prices, galleries testimonies and contact details please visit our main website


As of 2018 we centralised, an

d no longer cover New Mills, Birch Vale Hayfield, I now just have dog walking clients and cat sitting clients in Chinley, were I am based, Whaley Bridge, Buxworth and Chapel-en-le-Frith, High Peak Derbyshire. 




kitties Flash & Phoebe and puppy Max the cockapoo

So three clients I have cared for recently have been kitty duo Flash and Phoebe and puppy Max a cockapoo. This post on the blog is about the cat care and dog care I provide at Little Happy Hounds, est. 2012.

So I have looked after Flash and Phoebe a few times since last year mostly short cat sitting durations, and longer cat sitting durations, they are still young cats so. have grown a lot since I started looking after them last year, pictures are from last weekend. I took some amazing cat photos of Flash, such a stunning cat completely white and he has a black tail, he loves to pose I have noticed, Phoebe and Flash are both so tactile, playful and very sweet kitty cats,

so earlier in the year puppy Max joined us he is about 5 months old, full of energy highly excitable always a joy to walk, I walk Max twice a week now, he started out as twice a day puppy visits twice a week and as he got older he has joined the dog walks.

all pictures are from this week. with all our pet care services we cover the areas of Whaley Bridge, Chinley, Buxworth, Chapel-en-le-Frith, High peak. fully insured, we offer dog walker, puppy visits , cat feeding and smaller pet visits. 



Cat Care Whaley Bridge

We are successfully offering our very personalised, very caring, cat sitting services in Whaley Bridge, which is were Little Happy Cats and Little Happy Hounds, has been based since 2014. The business began life back in 2012, when i saw a gap in the market for dog walker that used a website, and social media in our area, the idea of course has caught on but i am pleased to say that the reputation I have built for Little Happy Hounds has meant our small business is still going from strength to strength and i always happy to hear from new cat sitting pet sitting clients. We also cover, New Mills, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Furness Vale, Disley, Chinley, Buxworth, Hayfield, High Peak. Other services include small pet visits, puppy visits, dog walker.

We are fully insured, with pet plan sanctuary, a trusted key holder, a established reliable pet care business. Check out our testimonies, on Facebook, free business index and on our website: – http://www.littlehappyhounds.co.uk/testimonials/

February 2016

What a very busy week, thank goodness its the weekend as my house is a mess, my dogs fur needs a trim and i am exhausted from walking in the cold weather ! 

As well as my usual dog walking duties I have had four cats too look after this week in two separate households, Chuck and Little Roo, and Casper and Fagin, Chuck has kept me on my toes, as she has some medical condition and needs a tablet twice a day, and you  have to try and disguise it in food, which depending on her mood she will either spit out or take it. She is a proper character has a very inquisitive look on her face at all times.

As well as cat sitting, we took on a new ad-hoc dog, in Higher Disley, a area I usually don’t cover, but for a rare casual client its fine, especially with all the fabulous walks up there, Lyme Park, Black Rocks, Bowstones. She is a springer spaniel very sweet natured and gets on well with my cockapoo clients Bobbie and Bridie and Scrappy my own dog.


one of yesterdays walks

Little Happy Hounds, Whaley Bridge, dog walker, cat sitting, puppy visits services. professional, established caring pet care services. We cover Chapel-en-le-Frith, Buxton, Chinley & Buxworth, Furness Vale & New Mills, Birch Vale & Hayfield. Fully insured, years of experienced, established business, CRB check trusted key holders.

Please visit our main website http://www.littlehappyhounds.co.uk or find us on Facebook.

Visit our website !

This blog is simply, to talk about walks we have been on, services we offer, we have a official website link at the bottom, so please visit us http://www.littlehappyhounds.co.uk for galleries, customer reviews, services, prices and contact form. #LittleHappyHounds2015.

Little Happy Hounds EST 2012, dog walker and pet sitting services, Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire, we cover High Peak, Furness Vale, Buxworth, Chinley, New Mills, Hayfield, Birch Vale, Buxton, Chapel-en-le-Frith. Fully insured, CRB checked, we offer caring bespoke established dog walking, cat sitting, puppy visits and pet care services. Remember this is just one of our blogs, for testimonies, prices, contact details galleries visit our official website

our website

our website


customer reviews on our website

customer reviews on our website

dog home boarding we recommend..

Looking for holiday care for your dog ? As some of you may know, we do not offer over night dog care or home boarding, dog sitting, I do however get feed back all the time via networking with enquires and other dog walkers so here are the dog home boarders LHH recommends :-12106992_1072112222823492_4623378587993627914_n





Little Happy Hounds, EST 2012, we offer experience from a established pet care services. Other services include puppy visits. We cover Whaley Bridge, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Chinley, New Mills, Hayfield, Birch Vale, Buxton, Kettleshulme, High Peak. We are fully insured, CRB checked, trusted key holders.

For customer reviews visit the link below for our main website.


Dog Walker High Peak

With my dog “nature” walks, I offer my dogs time spent in nature, on and off leads, varied terrains, in all weathers. I walk in small groups, all my clients are socialised, and good with other dogs. I only have one client who can not be off the lead, with my younger clients, I often work on recall, and praise based training.

As I have lots of clients in Whaley Bridge, Chinley, Chapel, New Mills and Birch Vale, we tend to go walking in these areas, I often take the dogs for a steep hilly woodland walk in Hayfield, that I know. Around Whaley Bridge we often to go to Toddbrook Reservoir, Chinley Churn, Wash, Eccles Pike, Goyt Valley, and many other locations. As ever I try and avoid crowds, roads and sheep and cows with my clients,

jabba, jackson !

With Little Happy Hounds turning three in August I offer experience from a established pet sitting dog walking business. As well as attending a canine first aid course, a workshop on tellington ttouch for dogs, Little Happy Hounds is fully insured with public liabilty insurance, with pet plan sanctuary, I also have had a CRB check done and with many of my clients I am a trusted key holder.

We are now based in Whaley Bridge since 2014, before that i lived in New Mills for 9 years. Other services include puppy visits, cat sitting and dog walker. Covering Chinley, Buxworth, Buxton, Whaley Bridge, Furness Vale, New Mills, Hayfield and Chapel-en-le-Frith High Peak. Established in 2012, we offer a experienced, bespoke, caring service.

#DogWalker #Chinley #WhaleyBridge #NewMills #HighPeak #Hounds #Buxworth #DogWalking