As expereienced dog owners, we realise visits to the vet, alternative therapy or to the groomers can be stressful for both of you - especially if you just can't get the time to do it yourself. We pick up your dog and accompany them to their vet/therapy centre in our fully-equipped van. We have many years' experience of different treatments and can even accompany your dog into the hydrotherapy pool with them.
We can then provide reassurance to you over the phone after their visit about what has been discussed.
Prices: £15 per hour (plus mileage)
Here at Happy Hounds we offer group or solo walks from 1 hour to longer 'hikes' tailored to your requirements. We pack in as much doggy fun and athletics to keep your Best Friend well exercised, stimulated and happy while you're not around. Group walks are particularly popular as they give dogs the opportunity to socialise, play and have fun with their friends. We are very lucky here at Happy Hounds to have access to the very best walks - from Botley Woods, Hundred Acres, Whiteley Walks, the Old Railway Track (Wickham) and the beach. We regularly go further afield to the New Forest and South Downs for the longer 'hikes'. To let you in on what your Friend gets up to when they're having fun, we always leave a comment for you when you return home. You can also take a peek at the fun by following us on Twitter and Facebook and taking a look at our latest gallery photos.
We are on hand from early in the morning until early evening so can be flexible with your dog's needs and the services you require. We will always try hard to fit you in when it's convenient for you: whether you need us on a regular basis, a one off or 'as-and-when'.
Prices: Group walks-£9 per hour (£7 for additional dog from same house). Weekend £15/10 per hour
Solo walks -£11 per hour (£7.50 for additional dog from same house). Weekend £20/15 per hour
Long 'hikes' (3 hours duration taking in the best of the Hampshire countryside) £20/10
We all know that some basic obedience training makes dogs more fun to be around. What many of us don’t know is that it has other, less obvious, benefits. Obedience training helps your dog see you as her leader, and it also gives her a mental workout–something that many canines need just as much as physical exercise to stave off boredom and make them feel useful. And some commands, like a good recall, may even save your dog’s life one day.
Obedience classes don't suit all dogs and owners have a limited time to get the knowledge and experience they need at sessions. Here at Happy Hounds we use our wealth of dog training experience and positive reward systems to modify your dog's behaviour according to their training needs. All dogs are individuals and it's not 'one size fits all' - we use different techniques and approaches to see what works for you and your dog.
Can you teach an old dog new tricks? Absolutely!
Prices: £20 per hour weekdays/ £25 per hour weekends.
Dog Fittening Programmes
The arrival of a new puppy is magical....but it can sometimes be a bit lonely and scary for your new pup if for whatever reason you can't be there to keep them company. We make regular visits as and when you need us to feed, clean up and most importantly play with your new puppy - a cuddle and a game from a new friend is all it takes to cheer your little chap up!
Prices: £7 for half hour visit (weekend £15)
£12 for two half hour visits per day (weekend £18)
...We let the dogs out!
1:1 Obedience Training
By popular demand from some of our regular clients, this is a bespoke service for dogs that are overweight or the working dog which needs to be in 'working condition'. We work in conjunction with you and on your vet's advice to tailor a detailed programme which may include for example road work, interval training or agility work.
Prices: £15 per hour (£7.50 for additional dog from same house)
Kennel stays can be stressful for some dogs (and owners!). Happy Hounds provides a home-from-home service where your dog can enjoy all the company, relaxation and fun they would be having in their own home. A garden to play in, a sofa to curl up on and above all company and walkies means you can relax away from your Best Friend knowing they're receiving a 5 star break of their own.
Doggy Day Care
Prices : £16 per day (£13 for additional dog from same household)
£12 per half day (£7 for additional dog from same household)
Prices: £20 per 24 hour period (£15 for additional dog from the same household)