Hi, I’m Pippa, I have owned and cared for dogs all my adult life and was brought up with dogs as a child. I am canine first aid trained, DBS checked, licenced for Home Boarding and daycare by Harrogate Borough Council (LN / 199316794) fully insured, and hold a diploma and a certificate in general canine body language/behaviour. I started a Foundation Degree in Advanced Canine & Behaviour Training at Bishop Burton College last year and am loving it already!
I am a firm believer in continuing education and regularly enhancing and updating my canine knowledge with further workshops, first aid training and canine education. I particularly enjoy attending courses run by the IMDT, I have undertaken 4 so far and completed the 2-day Career as A Dog Trainer course in January 2020.
I have my own furbaby, a 10 year old jack russell called Lady who vets every new pooch that joins our gang! My daughter, Robyn, works with me full time and my other daughter, Charlotte, joins us for walks frequently. We are a family run business, we don’t employ staff, so you can be assured that your pooches will get our full and best attention at all times and are treated like family 100% of the time they’re with us!
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When you live a busy life, it is hard to consistently provide the attention and care that your dogs need.
We can make sure your furry family member has company during the day, a toilet break and fun with their new playmates! Your fur baby will join a group that has been carefully selected to ensure they are well matched, taking into consideration their play styles, energy levels and personalities. On wet, muddy days they are either towelled down or lightly showered to be returned home as clean as possible.
In hot weather your dog will have a cooling mat to lie on during the journey to and from each walk, the van has air con and we always have plenty of water available. All our walks have wooded areas for shade, and rivers for swimming!
All dogs wear a Pippa's Pooches identity tag during walks, with our contact details for safety purposes and as required by Harrogate Borough Council.
Morning (between 8.30 and 11.00) lunchtime (between 11.00 and 1.00) walks are available.
MEET & GREET
Prior to any dog joining the Pooches gang I will arrange to visit you at home to meet your dog and get to know him/her and have a chat with you about your dog's habits, requirements, likes and dislikes. Then, once you are happy to go ahead with regular walks, I have a veterinary release form and terms and conditions/registration form for you to complete and sign, after which it's all systems go!
For excellent training methods and tips, I highly recommend the books written by Steve Mann a top class trainer and founder of the IMDT.
Group walks will have no more than 4 dogs per person as regulated by HBC, as there is usually two of us on each walk you can be assured that your pooch will always have at least one pair of eyes watching over him/her!
We walk around Nidd Gorge, Knaresborough River and Jacob Smith Park as well as other beautiful local countryside areas.
Occasionally we have smaller groups to walk, so we go for a long adventure walk somewhere a little further afield, no extra charge for these walk!
In order to confirm either dog walking or home boarding bookings, completion of a Registration Form, Veterinary Release Form and Terms and Conditions will be required, in addition to providing a copy of your original vaccinations certificate that is provided by your vet.