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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 ! 


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 ! 



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 


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 ! 

November 19

So with the run up to Christmas we are busy at Little Happy Hounds, this post is about the business what we do and the walks we have been on in November 2019.If your interested in any of our pet care services please feel free too ring me 07732265149 or email info@littlehappyhounds.co.uk with your enquiry, we also have a main website with lots of information, services, testimonials , and gallery http://www.littlehappyhounds.co.uk 

So this last few weeks I have been avoiding walking the dogs up on Eccles Pike for various reasons,  the main one being it was October half term so not comfortable taking groups of dogs up there when everyones off work schools are closed. 

so I have been traveling further out too make sure my dogs have a great walk, various terrains, quiet places so they can enjoy a proper walk off leads. As a dog walker we walk in small well managed groups, all my clients have good recall so are off leads, the places I have been going are the Goyt Valley and Taxal.  Last year I centralised the business a bit and we stopped covering New Mills, I had a few dogs in New Mills but the majority were in Whaley Bridge, Chapel-en-le-Frith and Chinley, I basically did this too cut back on car time, it was literally raking too long to pick dogs up, A555 has done many wonderful things including making the A6 much busier.

So I tend too do three one hour groups a day, the first two my morning and lunch time group tend to be busier and my third walk is always nice and quieter less dogs on that walk , so older dogs, ad hoc dogs can go on that walk, just depends what time of day people are looking for, with travel and the dog walks I work 9:30 too about 4 most days sometimes later with the cat visits.

So now I have dog walking  and cat sitting clients in Chinley, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Whaley Bridge and Buxworth which are very much areas we cover. Little Happy Hounds is fully insured, trusted key holder.  Puppy visits, dog nature walks, and pet sitting. 


When I started the business back in 2012, there was not many people dog walking, the few I knew of were word of mouth ‘mature ladies’ shall we say, few were doing it the way I was website, using social media, how things have changed seven years down the line, in the face of all the new competition, we are still here as a small local business, still thriving and still focusing on our ethos, which is to provide dogs with excellent countryside walks and too offer the most caring personalised service we can, here is too the next seven years as I feel with my new van and my new clients our recent move that I am just getting started. 

Winter has landed in the High Peak I have some niggling cold which is not. helping but everywhere is feeling cold, wintry, dare I say it very muddy. The next few months are going to be busy with the dogs I walk and the cat sitting bookings, over the Christmas period I take a bit of time off and return second week of January fully charged raring too go. The photos in this blog are all recent from last weeks dog walks and cat visits. find us on Facebook too follow our adventures in full.


Easter Kitties.

So I have been rubbish at blogging lately, I have been so busy mostly walking the dogs, that I have not had much time to post about all things Little Happy Hounds, I am currently enjoying some time off work so thought today would be a good day to write a post about what I got up to over the easter break. 

I never got around to booking anything holiday wise, it was my partners big birthday so by the time I had organised that then other little things kept popping up and getting in the way so in the end we decided just to take the time off and enjoy our local countryside and go for walks in and around Derbyshire the peak district.

We went on a five mile walk on Easter Monday from Wash up to Brown Knoll,  via Shire Oaks farm, then on Tuesday we did a Higher Disley walk I have not done in ages, over Black Rocks, through the grounds of the Moorside Grange, over Whaley Moor onto Start lane Whaley then back to Higher Disley via back the end of Lyme Park. 

I always take a week off at easter, with the dog walking its not easy managing the dogs on walks when everyone is off work, my walks are busy for three weeks over April and Easter as schools close different times so take a breather away from all the crowds is brilliant, I only really took Tuesday to Friday off as I was automatically closed for dog walking Good Friday to Easter Monday, plus I was working I was looking after cats all of last week the last one finished on Tuesday. 

So I was looking after the little happy cats, Eustace, Queenie and Roary, I could of had another one but it was to late notice wise, in general its best to book in advance, especially if its a new client or I have not seen the cat in a while, its easter weekend, I had a birthday party to arrange so three cats was quite enough thank you. 

Anyway my cat care took me to Whaley Bridge, Chapel-en-le-Frith, and Birch Vale all three of these clients are once a day cat clients. As these are regular long term clients, I have started to just charge one extra visit to cover the easter weekend bank holiday surcharge so say one cat had five visits, three of which fell on Good Friday,  Easter Sunday and Bank Holiday easter Monday, I have added a visit, so charged for 6 visits, again this is because they are regular clients, new clients would be charged double time for easter.


So prices changed in 2019 so far clients have been fine about that, one daily visit is £8.00 and two daily visits is £13.00 for up to three cats, bank holidays will incur a extra charge.  Little Happy Cats offers a very reliable a very caring alternative to the cattery, caring for your cats at home.  I am fully insured, CRB checked, a trusted key holder and I have been caring for the cats in and around the High Peak since 2012. dog walker, puppy visits, pet sitting. 

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

Other services include little happy hounds, dog walking and puppy care. Follow our adventures on Facebook. For our pet care services we cover Chinley, Buxworth, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Whaley Bridge. 








so last weekend I was looking after cats Flash and Phoebe, they are newish cat sitting clients, this is about the fourth time I looked after them, they often have shorter durations, as a cat sitter I offer a very caring, very reliable pet care services, in the High Peak. 


Back end of last year they were tiny kittens and have grown so quickly. They are indoor cats, I assume because of there young age, they have wet food in the evening a pouch and dry food in the morning, they are lovely too look after as they are both very tactile very sweet cats , at Little Happy Cats pet sitting we cover the areas of Whaley Bridge, Chinley, and Chapel-en-le-Frith, Buxworth, High Peak, other services include puppy visits, dog walking. Pictures are from last weekend! 


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


Whaley Bridge.

So I am lucky to have lots of dog walking clients in Whaley Bridge and lots of places I like to go walking, when I am at work and when I am off at the weekend. As a dog walker I try and go quiet and interesting places with the dogs, like them off leads as feel its the best exercise for them, I work on recall with them calling them and rewarding them with treats when we see people, since 2012 I have offered dog nature walks, off the beaten track, exploring the peak district and high peak.

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Often take the clients to Fernilee Reservoir, part of the Goyt Valley, in-between  Whaley Bridge and Buxton. I like to take the quieter paths higher up in the woodland. 

Toddbrook Reservoir Whaley Bridge. From my house I like to go over Macclesfield Road and follow the foot path and that skirts around Walker Brow Farm, this eventually drops you into the woodland at the back of Toddbrook. Other times I walk from Reservoir Road, up the foot path that follows the side of Toddbrook. 



Taxal. So lots of routs and paths and various things you can do in Taxal, walking from my house I go via the Beeches, a tree lined path hat takes you to the beginning of Taxal Edge the large moorland that towers above Taxal and Whaley. You can also walk over to windgather rocks and threw Taxal village itself you can get to Fernilee. my other walks with our other clients include, Hayfield and Lantern Pike with our New Mills dogs, we also have clients in Chinley and Chapel-en-le-frith. 



July and August 2018

Its been a busy time not wrote a post for a few weeks. Just have two more weeks left at work before my holiday, I am off to Scotland for the last part of August we have never been that far up to Scotland its a almost 7 hour drive, looks amazing, lots of hills, and lochs, I am looking forward to a week of hiking with my dog and my other half.

I have been crazy busy for cat sitting, I can’t even write down the amount of cats I have looked after, lots of returning clients, lots of longer cat sitting gigs, and lots of new cat sitting clients, we have had three new cat clients in Whaley Bridge. If we find us on Facebook you can follow our petsitting and indeed dog walking adventures. 

The long durations I have done have been for Eustace lovely siamese client, I looked after him once a day for 17 days ! So 17 cat visits. Luna and Esmee, a long two week gig then we had a week break and I am now looking after them this weekend. And Rosie, two durations with juts few days off in-between, think I have been looking after Rosie for over two weeks, last Rosie visit is tomorrow. I love the cat side of the busiensss, I want a cat but I got a terrier dog first so I will have wait for sometime before that fantasy is realised. 

Dog walking wise, I am much busier than last summer holidays, as last year Mario left, he is now a regular three walks a week client, and we also have newbies, Ozzie, Ralph and Maisie keeping me busy even though my term time dog clients, Monty, Millie, Arthur and Pippa are all off for the six weeks holiday. I have had some really nice dog walks last few weeks, we have been to Fernilee Reservoir several times, walks around Taxal and Wash near Chapel-en-le-Frith, even though its busier this time of year I have been up Lantern Pike a few times with smaller walking groups of threes and fours. All in all I am having a lovely summer holidays, the business is now six years old, and still going from strength to strength now looking forward to my holiday and then we get back I am expecting September to be a very busy month.  I also love autumn so I am looking forward to all the dog walks I can do around here in the High Peak, with the New Mills dogs we tend to go Hayfield, Birch Vale Lantern Pike, with Chinley and chapel clients, we go Combs Reservoir, Eccles Pike, Whaley Bridge dogs we have we go Goyt Valley, Fernilee, Errwood, Taxal, Toddbrook.



February cats !

So today is the first day of the new month March ! As a small business in the High Peak our pet sitting side of the business excelled in February, I was lucky enough to care for so many beautiful cat sitting clients of ours, beyond the dog walking the cat sitting work we do was very very busy for Little Happy Cats Whaley Bridge. 

Returning regulars, Cat, Roary, Eustace, Baz Aggie Lennie, Minuit, Dusty Rosie Marmaduke Scrappy, Whirley and Hector and new cat Walter, Ole and Tintin, we also got to look after new cats Lizzy and Mow Mow, our cat siting adventures took us all over High Peak, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Hague Bar, Whaley Bridge, Birch Vale, Furness Vale and New Mills! be sure to find us on Facebook. Pictures in this post are just some of the ones we took in February of the beautiful cats we looked after.




What a day happy Monday

So my new week got off to hectic start with another snow day on this very cold Monday. I knew it was not a good sign when one of my neighbours was stuck in the road in his car outside of my house first thing. So as a dog walker my life gets the tiny bit more complicated when we get snow.

I spent about 15 minutes shovelling snow off the drive, the car and road outside my house. So I did get quite a few texts off clients, one did cancel due to his access, it was terrifying driving around Whaley Bridge. The first walk, I left the car on Chapel Road and walked to another clients, who have a huge field behind their house so we did the first walk in that field. Pippa a westie puppy I walk was having major troubles with snow sticking to her fur so we did do a slightly shorter walk. With one cancellation I decided to condense walks 2 and 3 and just do one more walk.  It was with two Whaley Bridge clients, Amy and Ruby I usually do as a third walk, and Chinley dogs, Fritz and Ozzie. We had a lovely walk in the snow near Wash Derbyshire. The main roads were fine however a lot of places where my clients  live are down hazardous lanes, and a lot of my dog friendly walks are off the beaten track so when we get snow I do loose them. The actual walking in the snow I love the driving not so much ! Little Happy Hounds, cat sitting, dog walking High Peak, we have clients in Whaley Bridge, New Mills, Buxworth, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Chinley, and Furness Vale.  Find us on Facebook. 



So as I may or may not know I have some wonderful and fabulous dogs on my books, a lot of dog walking clients that keep me busy and we also go on some epic dog nature walks, the Peak District. As a dog walker we walk off leads, in and around the High Peak, we have many wonderful clients and we have been reliable caring pet care business since 2012. 

So pics below are Thursdays second dog friendly walk, we collected dog walking clients from New Mills, Chinley and Chapel-en-le-Frith fort this dog friendly walk however I am going too loose this location soon too a massive pooping heard of cows, so at the moment I am making the most of it, its also 5 minutes from home so I see the same people up there every day walking there dogs, which is nice and local. As you can see we walk all breeds but I have more Little Happy Hounds on my books then large Happy Hounds, its just  a fluke, I guess. On this walk was too King Charles Cavalier spaniels Jasper and Jackson clients since 2015 and I knew them long before that from when I lived in New Mills, Max our big boy Labrador crossed with golden retriever my client since he was a tiny cute adorable puppy since 2013, love him he is very dear too my heart, Betty a beautiful young Cavachon client since 2016, and Fritz adorable ballsy miniature schnauzer and finally Tess a pint size border terrier a client since 2013 , client since 2014 sine he was a 3 month old puppy! I parked off road so it was a non lead walk all the way there and back as we never saw anyone at all, lots of running about, I threw some sticks, it was bitterly cold but they did not seem too mind and we saw a beautiful rainbow over Whaley Bridge.