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SUMMER IS OVER

So its been a very busy last few weeks, with two new dog walking clients, both young both female both wanting three days a week and both Hungarian vizslas Sienna and Lizzie so far both girls have been great on their dog walks, I have been cat sitting firstly Fridgey and Lupo in Chinley, and Scamp and Poppy in Whaley Bridge. With new cats and new dog clients we are very lucky and a thriving small business posy covid-19 , I have been sucessfully running little happy hounds since 2012 !!

new girl lizzie

We have had some lovely walks I cant quiet believe its september already, the end of summer, I usually love that but as we had such a wet summer and everything has been really awkward and different since covid, I don’t feel like I have had a summer we definitely had the wet summer Peak District weather thats for sure.

new girl Sienna

Photos are in this post are from this weeks walks and cat visits, little happy hounds is based in Chinley, and I cover Chapel-en-le-Frith, Whaley Bridge, Buxworth, High Peak, dog walker, cat sitting, puppy visits, fully insured, reliable, highly experienced, and very caring, we are a small local business with no employees offering a bespoke service at all times.

https://www.facebook.com/littlehappyhoundschinley

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Back we go.

So we are now back in business have been for a few weeks now, I am now in the position to take on new clients, 

all new enquiries can either email info@littlehappyhounds.co.uk or 07732265149 or contact me on facebook 

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

So I thought needed a nice new post with nice recent photos of the dogs on there walks all these photos are tom the first week of June 2020. As you can see I like to go on proper dog nature walks around Derbyshire off leads, I walk in small well organised groups, I like to make sure my dogs enjoy their walks, are physically and mentally exercised, whilst keeping a close eye on them keeping them safe. 

As a dog walker, I walk in small groups, all my dogs are tagged with my details, I walk mostly off the lead, we go on proper nature walks around the Peak District National Park, the Goyt Valley, Taxal and lots of other places ! Other services include puppy visits and cat sitting, I am DBS check I have a certificate for that, I am a trusted key holder and I am fully insured, Little Happy Hounds is small pet care business based in Chinley, we began life in New Mills back in 2012, I work alone have no employees, offering a more reliable, caring service, pet care in the High Peak Derbyshire, we have clients in Chinley, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Furness Vale, Buxworth, and Whaley Bridge. I used this blog as a way of posting about the business, I also have a proper website, http://www.littlehappyhounds.co.uk with a gallery, testimonies page and more about the services we provide, we are also on Facebook, you tube and Instagram ! 

Corona-LHH

So a lot has happened in the world since the last blog postwe are currently half way through our fifth week of Lockdown because of the Corona Virus outbreak. Work closed down for four entire weeks, I lost lots of cat sitting bookings, didn’t earn any money at all, then last week I decided I would offer clients walks, demand was very low but I have been doing walks for a very small number of dogs, it was just twice a week last week, three walks this current week. 

So during my four weeks away from Little Happy Hounds I enjoyed the rest amongst all the worry, I had a significant birthday which of course was ruined because of the lockdown, I would of soldiered with celebrations at home but my other half was unwell at the same time, so all in all a rubbish birthday!

After four weeks off I was bored, restless, very very anxious about the return to work, so I had just do it clients were struggling for various reasons, financially at the end of the day I have flimsy promise from  the government that they might invite me to apply for a cash grant in May for the payment in June, baring in my last pay cheque from work was end of March and I was down hundreds of pounds because of cancellations, so in the end I had no choice but to go back to work, even when I am earning such a low amount of money least I can afford to buy food now. I am not entitled business grants as I am not LTD, I could not apply for the Derbyshire council grant payment of £500.00 as I don’t have a business bank account I just have my personal current account, so you put your heart and soul into a business I created from scratch, I  work hard, pay my taxes on time for almost 8 years and when the shit hits the fan, i.e corona virus their is no financial help for me at all, lucky for me my partner is still getting a wage as we are married I cant apply for universal credit and we own our house outright, so I do take a moment to remember that during this very difficult time for so many we are actually very fortunate. 

So I was little bit of a baby last week and got my other half to accompany me on my walks, the sun was shinning lockdown or no lockdown I was convinced we would run into people, I had had four weeks off the dogs , Ralph George and Max were crazily excited.  This week we went to Combs Reservoir on Monday which was rammed, was hard to avoid people, Tuesday I was brave and went to walk Ralph my client on my own, literally had one dog that day but I helped my clients out walked my own dog with Ralph so that was cool with me,

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Peanut and Toby last week.

Then tomorrow got four with my own dog and I am going to be brave and do that on my own !! Go somewhere quiet I am hoping for cooler weather as it makes it easy when you dont have to do low level walks near water which are always full of people, social distancing is hard enough without doing it with four dogs and trying to dodge all the dogs out and about on leads who dislike other dogs its not easy. 

I have cancelled all cat sitting bookings for 2020, as we have no idea how long we are in lockdown for, my holidays plans changed so I am now off a week in September , hopefully, I wont be taking new cats this year to much has happened. I am enjoying a slower pace now just a few walks a week, we have this new house of ours we have not even lived here a year yet and we this huge massive garden, flanked by our neighbours field, so we have been busy in the garden, we have views of Chinley churn behind us, its the loveliest house we have ever lived in and we finally have the loveliest neighbours I have ever had, so not to be working everyday does have its blessings, the photos are from the few walks I have done, find us on Facebook to follow our Little Happy Hounds adventures, in realtime, as a dog walker I walk in small groups, LHH is a established business, offering dog walking cat sitting and puppy visits since the summer of 2012, we have clients in Chinley, Buxworth, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Whaley Bridge, High Peak, Derbyshire  which are all areas I cover for all our pet care services,  fully insured, trusted key holder, reliable, years and years of experience, 

you can contact me via email info@littlehappyhounds.co.uk or via the main website 

http://www.littlehappyhounds.co.uk 

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

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yesterday Ralph and Scrappy

 

 

 

FAB FAB FEBRUARY.

Firstly February has been the cat sitting month, I have taken a new booking for June, but also I was looking after Polly, then Baz Aggie Lennie, then currently Esmee and Luna for two weeks we half way there with that, then Thursday and Friday I popped in on Queenie to do a short two day duration for her, and last night a new cat visit duration started for Ole and Tin tin till Sunday more.  So what I am wanting to do with the cats is cut back especially on twice a day visits and the ones that are far from home, when it comes to the evening and the weekend I don’t actually want to drive far to cat feed, money is okay but its not amazing especially when you count unsociable hours and the cost of diesal, so I am going to be much more careful about what I do. Which includes no more cats in New Mills.  I have a lot of cats I see in Whaley Bridge, Buxworth, Chapel-en-le-Frith even one or two in New Mills, but what I don’t have is any in Chinley so until that happens I am happy to cut back on the far away ones like New Mills, I know I am only in Chinley but to much driving makes me stressed, also the roads, percent state of being dug up, parked cars everywhere you go so lots of stop / start it can be a nightmare driving round here.

So the dogs !! so Peanut a border terrier came to me via another dog walker sending me the enquiry so I have thanked her for that and puppy Ralph has come to me via my some of my long term clients so what I am realising more more, writing blogs, social media , flyer dropping ‘ if I do that ‘ only achieves so much, the real form of advertisement now is word of mouth and reputation, so I am glad that it is working for me, as I am over the moon with Peanut firstly and also the prospect a young puppy going us.  Peanut is great she’s been on three walks, gets on with everyone is a typical high energy terrier she is only 8 months old I am very attached to her already !! She is also awesome in the van as she first to be collected its another five stops before we get to the walk it took almost an hour last week before we got to walk. 

So puppy Ralph starts twice daily week after next, I went to meet him and he’s adorable, glad to report he is completely different personality to a cockapoo puppy I took on last year which did not work out, the other cockapoo who joined me last year Gracie is absolute angel, she is high energy dog and I always look forward to her twice weekly walks, so with Ralph I will have four cockapoos on my books in the history of Little Happy Hounds Ralph will be number six !! So I would say I know the breed I definitely love the breed thats for sure.  The other thing I love about Ralph is he is apricot coloured, Max, Bobbie, Bridie and Gracie are all jet black, Gracie has some amazing grey making on her face, the first Betty I looked after years ago was amazing array of colours, white , black patches of tan! So plan is to work with Ralph during puppy visits, he will be getting some puppy training of a trainer and then I am hoping he can join group walks at 4 to 5 months old, I am not rushing though when he is big enough older enough has recall etc,  very exciting times only second month of the new year and we have new dog and new puppy ! 

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Ralph

 

 

So what I really need now is new dogs on Fridays ! When the last few New Mills dogs left in 2018, as I was centralising the business it left a gap on Friday, usually this would of filled very quickly but combination of not advertising and all the new dog walkers meant had no enquiries that day !! I enjoy being quiet on Fridays but again I still need a new dog or two that as at the moment I am not actually covering the fuel I am using to collect the few dogs I have ! 

So February has been kind month for Little Happy Hounds,  minus the weather bit, I have not enjoyed that at all, I am looking forward to March. Both work wise and personally March will be a great month !! firstly Its my very significant birthday and I have one or two little things planned to mark the occasion as its a big one, but I am also entering a new era, I want to focus on my health now and try and get a bit fitter, I am also returning home for few days going up to Newcastle, to see my dad, I have not been to Newcastle since 2017 I think.  And just before easter we were planning a long weekend away for my birthday and we were thinking Robins Bay, Whitby kind of area I have never been and its suppose to a area of outstanding beauty for walking, so we have to get a wriggle on and get that organised I have already booked time off from work. 

for all new enquiries or more information you can visit the main website , 

http://www.littlehappyhounds.co.uk

We are also on Instagram, Facebook, and twitter, 

little happy hounds, dog services, began life in New Mills in 2012, we offer dog walking, cat sitting, puppy visits and other services, like smaller pet visits, or toilet visits or home visits for elderly or injured dogs.  I am fully insured, offering over seven years of hands on experience from a established pet care business, 

Little Happy Hounds pet sitting and dog walking services,  is a local business based in Chinley with clients in Furness Vale, Buxworth, Chapel-en-le-Frith, High Peak, I am a trusted key holder, police checked, very caring, highly experienced. For discretion when your pets are home alone, I don’t wear company uniform or drive a branded van, I strongly feel its safer that way. 

Aaron 07732261549 or email info@littlehappyhounds.co.uk

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

find us on Facebook

So I am realising more social media is helping promote my pet care business, that once people see the page, the photos and videos I post of the pet care dog walking I offer, the page speaks for itself, this is through feed back I’ve had and my last few enquiries and new clients have happened this way ! 

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

  • As a dog walker I am CRB checked, I am getting a up to date DBS check done at the end of January ! 
  •   I am a trusted key holder. 
  • In August little happy hounds has been in operation for 8 years. 
  • Reliable experienced and trusty worthy.
  • Established pet care services. 

As a dog walker, I drive a unbranded van, too offer discretion when your not in, there is  cage in the van, most of the dog travel together in the middle of the van I have dog guard up,  I don’t find any need , almost 8 years down the line that each dog needs to be caged. I walk in small, well organised groups, off leads when its safe to do so, I offer exercise, mental stimulation on my walks, company for your dogs. My dog friendly walks include, Taxal, the Goyt Valley, other walks around the Peak District national park

 

We are based in Chinley Derbyshire in the High Peak, I have clients in Chinley, Whaley Bridge, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Buxworth, Furness Vale. Services include cat sitting, puppy visits, dog walking services,  pet sitting and small animal visits. 

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

info@littlehappyhounds.co.uk

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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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.

My week in pictures.

So I only post a few photos on blogs as its very time consuming, too follow our Little Happy Hounds adventures in full visit our Facebook page 

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

we also have a little happy cats Facebook page, twitter youtube and Instagram.

So last week I took so many great shots I am guessing as we had so many great walks, the week started out hot and sunny and then rest of the week was showers, Fridays first walk was when I realized all of a sudden how autumnal its getting. I walk two dogs sisters, and when I can I prefer walking them 1-2-1 or with my dog not in group just because one of them is older and a rescue dog so is sometimes nervous, anyway too make life easier for me we did a unheard of at LHH towers lower level walk along the Peak Forest Canal to Bugworth basin, it rained, but I was struck at the autumn colours, the trees against the colour of green water in the canal and all of sudden autumn has arrived in the High Peak.

Earlier in the week we enjoyed walks at The Goyt Valley, Taxal and Eccles Pike. I got my new work van Sunday eve so was rather thrown in the deep end with it, having too start my working week on a very busy Monday in a new car it was not easy, especially when I was very late all day Monday, and not my fault either. As a dog walker I love autumn everywhere is that little bit more quieter its cooler for the dogs.

Anyway photos are just a select few of this week ! find us on Facebook to follow our journey in full.  More photos below , 

If you have a enquiry for Little happy Hounds for any of our pet care services, like dog walking , puppy visits or cat sitting just drop me a email info@littlehapphounds.co.uk or call me on 07732265149 or visit the main website I have testimonies, gallery,, service information. 

http://www.littlehappyhounds.co.uk

We cover Chinley, Buxworth, Furness Vale, Whaley Bridge and Chapel-en-le-Frith, High Peak Derbyshire. 

Summer time 2019

so I am having an amazing time at the moment, both on a personal level and work wise. In June we moved to the Village of Chinley, our new house is actually in the Peak District National Park, love the new house, we love Chinley. The new house is opposite to what we had last, its a very old stone house with a massive garden with cracken edge views behind it, anyway we are very happy very settled the dogs over the moon with his new garden and his new local walk top of the lane is Chinley nature reserve he loves having a few laps around there. So totally feeling like I am on holiday in this lovely peaceful house, struggling to get the motivation to go anywhere..

Little Happy Hounds has done well in July, I have done a few cat sitting durations, shorter ones and a week long one, as a dog walker I have had some amazing walks, the weather has been choppy, sometimes muggy, sometimes sunny sometimes raining so the walks. have moved around a lot, I have been to combs a lot last few weeks firstly its quiet minus a new dog walker their, and I see the same faces there the dogs love it especially the swimming , I have been going to Fernilee, been to Taxal a few times, of course end of July nesting season has finally ended so I will be returning for walks at the Goyt Valley and possibly Eccles Pike.

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Works been fine, I had a couple of new recommendations of Facebook and a new review on yell, screen shots below, works been fine even in the face of lots of new competition new pet sitting businesses, as I have my regulars and returning clients I am not too worried just yet, might be time to start advertising apart from blogging and posting on our Facebook pages I don’t advertise, that might change, I am not sure if I can take on new dog walking clients might be possible Thursday and Friday,  cat sitting I can only take on new clients in Whaley Bridge, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Buxworth and Chinley, prices start from £8.00 its a very personalised service tailored to peoples specific cats needs,  be sure to visit the website for more information !  www.littlehappyhounds.co.uk

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last few days new month of May 19

Crazy busy last few days at Little Happy Hounds, lots of great dog walks, pictures below are all from this week its been a great week, as a dog walker I walk in small groups, off the beaten track in the Peak District countryside, I have clients in Whaley Bridge, Chinley , Chapel-en-le-Frith, High Peak, which are very much areas we cover for dog walking, cat sitting, and puppy care. 

 

All the pictures in this post on this blog are from some of the walks we have been on in the last few days, as you can see we are blessed with lots of very sweet dogs, you can follow our adventures on our facebook pages little happy hounds and little happy cats. We a small local pet care business fully insured, years of experience, reliable and caring. 

  • from 2019 we no longer cover New Mills,