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A day in the life of a dog walker

Bella, a four year old retriever, has been staying for the past 3 weeks. She loves home boarding and gets on with Evie very well. Monday is the day her owners are coming home.  Monday is the day Bella decides to roll in a massive pile of horse manure, all fresh and green.  Monday is a really good day for Bella to have a bath!

Bella looking very pleased with herself after rolling in poop!

It’s lovely having dogs to stay, I’m licenced by Cornwall Council to home board 3 dogs at a time but restrict this number to 2 to provide a more exclusive service.  

So Bella has gone home now and all is quiet at the Piran Pets Pad. It’s great catching a bit of one to one time with Evie before the next four legged guest arrives.  A break also gives me a chance to catch up with cleaning beds and towels!

Today hasn’t been the best day to be a dog walker.  I used three sets of waterproofs but none of the dogs seemed to mind getting soaked.  If anything, the rain made them all frisky.  I did my afternoon ‘Little dog Trek’ at Chapel Coombe in St Agnes and this provided a bit of shelter for the little dogs – who all ended up going in the stream in any case.  Towels, coats and van are now all dry ready for another soaking tomorrow!

Dogs Love Adventure Treks!

Since focussing on adventure treks, Piran Pets have been rewarded by seeing so many happy dogs. Dogs playing with each other on the beaches, in the woods and across the sand dunes. The fast paced walks use up energy and provide them with much needed exercise.

They also offer lots of different stimulation. Your dogs are stimulated by their changing surroundings, by the different smells, by water and by sand. They are stimulated by each other. Most of the Piran Pets Adventure dogs know each other so they have already bonded and developed a group dynamic. In addition to all of this they are also stimulated by the many other different dogs and humans we meet on our exciting adventures.

The Wednesday Retriever Romp has proved very popular, providing an hour and a half of exciting fun for this water loving breed. We have been enjoying the empty beaches – one of the positive outcomes of bad weather The dogs just love bouncing all over each other, splashing through the waves and chasing each other across the dunes. I especially love to run down some of the steeper dunes at Holywell Bay, with 6 retrievers in tow and lots of barking and happy wagging tails!

On Fridays, the Big Dog Adventure Treks have also been very well attended. We have been enjoying a few Friday afternoons going off piste at Idless. As soon as paws hit the bouncy woodland floor the dogs are so energised, they chase each other, chase smells and enjoy a cleansing dip and cool down after so much adventure.

The smaller dogs can’t always walk so far so I always tailor their walks to suit smaller paws – but they still have lots of fun and adventures, but with dogs of their own size who won’t flatten them in play or knock them over!

Whether big or small, your dog will love Piran Pets Adventure Treks!

Let your dog’s adventure start here.

Please contact nicky@piranpets.com or telephone 07737843781

A new EXCLUSIVE home boarding service offered by Piran Pets

The benefits of EXCLUSIVE home boarding……

  • fewer dogs means more attention to each dog staying
  • a more comfortable, chilled and laid back home atmosphere where your dog can relax

Here at Piran Pets we like to ensure that your dog’s stay is as comfortable and happy as possible. For that reason we now offer exclusive home boarding – offering home boarding to a maximum of two dogs at a time. So if your dog is boarding with us they enjoy the luxury of being one of a very small number of dogs. The benefits of this? Your dog can enjoy lots of walkies, cuddles and attention. Boarding a smaller number of dogs means your dog can come out walking for lots of the day then enjoy some play and relaxation with Evie before bed time.

If you have a dog who would benefit from exclusive home boarding, please contact Nicky from Piran Pets 07737843781

Specialised Walks Offered by Piran Pets

Dogs of a certain breed love walking and interacting together. In group walks, dogs of a breed generally tend to flock together. This gave me the idea of offering specialised walks for particular breeds.

Retriever Romp

On Wednesday afternoons I now offer a retriever only walk. The retrievers are loving it. They are big dogs who love to jump on each other and chase balls. They especially seem to share a love for water and love the beach, particularly the rock pools. Walks are individually tailored to meet the requirements of this breed. I do try to stay away from mud though!!!

Littler dogs

On Tuesday and Thursday afternoons I offer a group walk specifically for smaller breeds (currently well attended by chihuahas, cockapoos and small spaniels). Some of the smaller breeds can be intimidated by the larger dogs so this walk offers an opportunity for the smaller dogs to enjoy a run around and play with other dogs of a similar size. The smaller dogs really come into their own on this walk.

Cockadoodlepoo!

In the last few years there has been a massive increase in the number of different poodle crosses. Labradoodles, cockapoos, yorkipoos to name but a few. These dogs love to interact and run around with a ball and enjoy a specialised walk together on Monday afternoons.

If you are interested in introducing your dog to a specialised walk, please contact Nicky 07737843781