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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 ! 

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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 !! 

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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 ! 

 

 

local pet services FAB-UARY.

So work the business that is Little Happy Hounds is booming, got new clients that are a dream, taking new cat sitting bookings with all the new dog walkers coming into the area with loudly branded over compensating vans I am able to keep doing what I do discreetly and its still working we are still getting new enquiries I feel very fortunate indeed. 

So new dog Peanut has come into my life two miles down the road from me based in Buxworth she is 8 months old brave well socialsied much loved border terrier, I love her and all my dog walking regulars love her just two walks in I can see her fitting into nicely in the way I do things at Little Happy Hounds. 

As a local dog walker, I only cover the immediate local area to me, so in and around Chinley, I cover Whaley Bridge, Buxworth, and Chapel-en-le-Frith I also have some cat sitting clients in Furness Vale, I cant  cover Dove Holes or Buxton as its just a little bit too. far out form the other clients and as of 2018 we stopped covering the New Milld vicinities, New Mills, Birch Vale, Hayfield, I have kept 1 or 2 long term cat sitting clients but with increase of traffic meant I no longer could cover such a wide area and still provide a quality service. 

I do a full on hour walk, the travel bit doesn’t not come into that, I have a lot of Whaley Bridge clients I do on the first morning walk, then depending on day on the second walk I have Chapel, Chinley and Whaley dogs so by the time I have done two lots of six dogs its nearly 2:30 and home time for me. For clients I do shorter walks if needed ‘toilet visits’ and I also do longer walks if requested which is basically a double walk, If I get any new enquiries its going to have to be 2 pm walk or any time on Friday which since we give up New Mills has been my quiet day. 

Peanut aside I took two cat sitting bookings, one is confirmed and in my diary waiting for lady to confirm the other, and we also heard and are going to meet puppy Ralph on Friday he starts his puppy visits week after next, he will eventually be another new dog walking client twice a day and another cockapoo in my life.

What am now focusing on with the business is to remain a local pet care  business that offers quality over quantity every time, I’m friends with lots of local dog walkers the ones I rate and also home boarding places as its not a service I can provide so networking is very important to me.   I am also focusing on doing dog nature walks making sure every walk I do is an hour plus, when I can I will always do longer especially in fabulous weather,  and just really looking after my clients humans and dogs, making sure I provide the best most personalised service I can, I offer discretion for cat sitting and dog walking when your not home,  I drive a unbranded white van so I can come and go unnoticed  and discreetly. 

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Little Happy Hounds pet  care services, dog walking, cat feeding, puppy visits High Peak.

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fave photo from Monday 

reviews

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 !

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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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Little Happy Cats pet sitting.

September seems to have gone by very quickly. It been a good month for Little Happy Hounds, we had some amazing weather so been on some great walks, hiking up Lantern Pike Birch Vale, the snake path in Hayfield, lots of walks near home in Whaley Bridge, like Taxal.  Beyond the dog walking we have been so busy with the cats! 

So we offer a very caring very personalised experienced, cat sitting or pet sitting services. It does very well I have lots of returning clients. I have regular cat sitting clients in New Mills, Birch Vale, Whaley Bridge, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Chinley and Furness Vale these are the areas we cover in the High Peak. 

So we are currently caring for Polly , twice daily house cat, and we almost at the end of a two week duration for Marmaduke, Rosie, Dusty and Scrappy, all same household. Last week we also looked after three very handsome boys clients of mine since 2016, Walter Whirley Hector, lovely cats very easy to care for.

Find us on Facebook, to follow our kitty cat adventures, customer reviews, pictures. 

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Hector

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Polly

 

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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

 

 

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October has so far been busy for Little Happy Cats our cat sitting side of our pet care business. We have so far looked Minuit, Rosie, Orlando Beatrice and Rosie, w have new durations starting up soon for Rosie Marmaduke Dusty and Scrappy and Baz Agatha and Leonard. For cat sitting we offer a very caring very personalised service, offering years of experience from a established pet care business. 

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for cat sitting services we cover New Mills Chinley Whaley Bridge Chapel-en-le-Frith, Furness Vale, Birch Vale, Buxworth, High Peak, other sevrices include dog walker . pets sitting and puppy visits. Trusted key holder, years of experience, fully insured.

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Saturday doggy walk Fritz & Scraps

One of favourite walks in the Peak District is one I don’t do very often, up to Brown Knowl from Wash Derbyshire, we never got that far yesterday as the weather was terrible we did however do a lovely two hour walk, kind of in-between South Head and Brown Knoll, but we never climbed as far we managed to loop starting before Wash, following signs for Upper  Fold, which is a very cute small hamlet with a few cottages, you then climb up a lane that becomes a rough track for a about a mile up hill, and eventually join a bridal way that goes from South Head, we turned right and headed towards Shire Oak, another small hamlet, high up on a hill, there is a foot path threw it and it eventually took us all the way back down to were the walk had started. Some of the fields we walked threw there were sheep so dogs were back on the leads, however we still managed quite a bit off lead walking, so it was great.

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I was walking my client Fritz, something I am always happy to do at the weekend if I am free and my dog scrappy, dogs had a great time despite the rain, both were very tired after the walk myself included.

 

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Little Happy Hounds pet care services, dog walking services, pet sitting, cat sitting High Peak

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

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This week.

So its been a busy week below are some of the best pics of the week, be sure to find us on social media for more pics of our dog walking and cat sitting adventures. So we have been up Lantern Pike this week, yesterday in fact, not going to forget that in a hurry, as we were met by a huge storm, thunder, lightening, huge hailstones, dogs were besides themselves. We have been doing a lot of walking at Fernilee, Goyt valley Peak District, we have also been doing a few walks, around Golf Course in New Mills,   its a loop I do on and off lead, as we do brook bottom road, briefly. I have also been going too Lyme Park for walks, Cat sitting wise, I have been looking after clients in Furness Vale, New Mills, Whaley Bridge, this week.

Little Happy Hounds pet care services, has been in operation for almost five years. We walk in small groups, mostly off lead, and like to take our clients ‘off the beaten track’ for a dog ‘nature walk. We began the business in New Mills, and have since moved to Whaley Bridge, we also cover Disley, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Chinley, Hayfield, Birch Vale, Buxworth, Buxton, Furness Vale, High Peak. Other services include, puppy visits, pet sitting, our cat feeding services Little Happy Cats.

we are fully insured, a trusted key holder, crb checked.

We are a small, caring, local pet care business, we have no employees, we do not drive branded company vans or use cages to transport our clients. All your dealings and all the care of your pets will be done by myself, ensuring the maximum care and personalised service we can offer.

For more information visit the website www.littlehappyhounds.co.uk or call Aaron 07732265149

 

Customer reviews.

Its always very nice when clients leave me such lovely reviews and it helps a small business like mine continue to be a success.
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Fantastic service that Aaron provides. Had my two Cavaliers walked for two weeks while on holiday and my son was at work. Great value for money, a very caring and professional approach. Loved seeing the daily Facebook pictures which made us feel more relaxed seeing them so happy. Booked again for my next holiday. One very happy family. X
Amanda W, New Mills.
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So pleased with LHH. Winston loves his walks and is clearly so happy on all the wonderful pictures that Aaron posts on the page. Big thank you from us for the friendly and professional service.
Chloe V, Whaley Bridge.
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Great service from Aaron. Our cats are pretty demanding and he just takes it in his stride. One is old and the other has a fussy tummy, but we are not charged anymore. The cats are always happy when we get back!
Molly F, Hayfield.
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Little Happy Hounds Whaley Bridge dog walking and pet care services. Est 2012.
Fully insured, CRB checked, trusted key holder, years of experience, professional, caring experienced dog walker and pet sitting.

Chapel-en-le-Frith, New Mills, Chinley, Hayfield, Whaley Bridge, Hayfield, Buxton, Furness Vale and more High Peak areas.

Puppy visits, pet sitting, cat sitting, Cat feeding, dog walker and small pet visits service.
Aaron 07732265149 or email info@littlehappyhounds.co.uk

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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

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