WALKS, DAYCARE, TRAINING, BOARDING + GROOMING

Doug started off as an East London dog walker and Doug's Dogs still focusses firstly on WALKS.  We also offer DAYCARE, TRAINING and BOARDING - together, our services ensure that you can get out and about, or off to work and do not have to worry about your dog. There's more to come in the future but here's something about what we do now and our prices:

WALKS

Our walks do so much more than it says on the tin!   They’re highly energetic with loads of running and last for at least 1hr.  We guarantee that your dog will come back tired and happy, (they probably won't need another walk that day). Throughout the pick up, drop off and walk we also work on behavioural improvement - including crate training, recall, pack 'etiquette' and more.

  • Pack safety - we never walk more than 6 dogs at a time. Walkers are trained in pet first aid, understand their body language and pack management. We walk off lead whenever possible, but only where safe. We use large open spaces, rather than walking on pavements and pathways.

  • Walk location - Walks take place in Hackney Marshes, Victoria Park, Epping Forest.

  • Equipment - everything from balls, leads, collars (with tags), poop bags, treats, water is provided.

  • Pick up & drop off - from and to your home, provided by our DBS checked and fully insured walkers (who you meet before we start our walks for you). Travel will either be on foot, or carefully customised vehicles, where your dog will be happy and safe.

Prices:

  • 1 dog from £14.73/walk* (dogs are out of the house for approx. 2 hrs with a 1hr min walk)

  • 2 dogs from £26.00/walk* (i.e. 2nd dog is from £11.27/walk)

  • Full pricing details are here

DAYCARE

In our new daycare space at 1-3 Wager Street, E3 4JD, near Mile End Station your dog will have hands on attention and comfort throughout the day. We have a space for the bigger dogs and one for the smaller dogs, plus indoor crates, quiet areas and easy access to local parks. Dogs go on at least one pack walk (usually 2) during the day plus regular toilet breaks.

  • Times - you can drop off from 8.00am - 8.30am and collect by 5pm (late collection charges of £5/hr for the first 30 minutes then £10/hr thereafter).

  • Pick up & drop off - from 8.30am, and from 4.30pm respectively (dogs living outside the area will be charged a small taxi fee)

  • Numbers - we have a maximum of 12 dogs in the daycare, so care and attention can be given to everyone.

Prices:

  • 1 dog from £27.30/day* (9am - 5pm; walks, toilet breaks, food included - pick up / drop off charged depending on location)

  • 2 dogs from £47.78/day* (i.e. 2nd dog is from £20.48/day)

  • Full pricing details are here

TRAINING

Doug is an experienced and qualified (Institute of Modern Dog Trainers) trainer. He and his team offer group training (Puppies, Improvers and Basic Agility), 1-2-1 training (basic skills, lead walking, recall), and 1-2-1 consultations on any aspect of your dog’s behaviour (from separation anxiety to aggression to obsessive activity and much more).

Prices:

  • Group classes - £24 (inc VAT) / class 6 x 1hr courses for Puppies, Improver’s and Beginner’s Agility (see below);

  • 1-2-1 training - £120 (ex VAT) / 1.5hr session (your dog can bring 2 friends to join in if they like);

  • Behavioural consultations - from £120 (ex VAT) for a 1hr consultation with written report, follow up calls / FaceTime and optional discounted further sessions.

Upcoming courses & Registration form:

HAPPY PUPPY COURSE:

  • Saturday 19th Oct - Saturday 23rd Nov, 10.00am :

  • For dogs aged 3 months and older, led by experienced ‘assistance dog’ trainer, Jennifer Billot of BoneBallBark

  • This course will show you and your puppy all the essential skills and behaviours needed to ensure you develop a strong, force free / positive reinforcement bond with each other.

  • Only 6 places; first 2 dogs booked receive a 15% discount.

  • Complete the Registration Form here.

    AMAZING IMPROVER’S COURSE:

  • Saturday 19th Oct - Saturday 23rd Nov, 11.15am :

  • For dogs aged 6 months and older, led by experienced ‘assistance dog’ trainer, Jennifer Billot of BoneBallBark

  • Building on the foundations of previous training and we’ll ensure your dog has mastered the basics and moves on to learning some more advanced behaviours and lots of fun stuff in a force free / positive reinforcement bond with each other.

  • Only 6 places; first 2 dogs booked receive a 15% discount.

  • Complete the Registration Form here.

BOARDING

With boarding taking place in our family homes and space on our walks extremely limited due to demand, our boarding is reserved for dogs we regularly walk or have on daycare. Dogs need to have been walked by us for 3 months before boarding requests can be accepted.

Prices:

  • 1 dog from £40.00/day* (walks, toilet breaks, food included)

  • 2 dogs from £70.00/day* (i.e. 2nd dog is from £30.00/day)

  • Full pricing details are here

GROOMING

We will shortly be opening a grooming studio at our Wager Street HQ. In the meantime, please head to our great friend, the highly talented Steven Clasper in his Short Bark & Beard studio at Hounds of Bow, (the brilliant Roman Road 'dog shop', where you can stock up on all your dog's requirements).

*All prices are exclusive of VAT at 20%