Many people cannot consider having a dog due to work restraints or are too elderly or unwell to give dogs the exercise that they need on a regular basis.
Muddy Mutleys are here to give you the opportunity to enjoy your best friend safe in the knowledge that they are getting the exercise they require in a protected and caring environment.
All new recruits are pre-vetted (by Mutley) so you can be sure that your dog is enjoying him or herself with other like minded dogs, giving them the most rewarding exercise and socialisation. Individual sessions are also offered for those that prefer a little bit of peace and quiet.
To be considered for Group or Individual Walking, please print and complete in full the Care Agreement Form and Healthy Dog form and submit them to us.
We understand the impact of commercial dog walking on pet dog owners walking their own dogs.
- Sessions can be booked for a full hours walk with the price including collection and drop off in an air conditioned van.
- No more than 4 dogs will be walked in a group session so that each individual can be given the attention they deserve.
- If you require solo dog walking this too is available. We also offer training walks to help give you the confidence you need to enjoy walking your four legged friend.
We are hugely sympathetic and will therefore only walk 4 dogs at a time and at the same time aim to reduce the impact we have by walking responsibly and ensuring we maintain best practice including taking appropriately trained groups to appropriate locations. We are trained in First Aid - both human and canine - are up to date with the law and fully insured with Cliverton. We follow the Dog Walking Code
We use "map my dog walk" just out of interest really. This app is useful to be able to show you the routes taken and distances walked. We are happy to share details of interesting or easy walks with you so that you can share them with your dog too.
We always pre-plan our walks and during very hot and very wet days try to stick to woody walks or walk where we know we can find regular water breaks. Regular feedback will always be given so that you know what your dog has done that day.
So..what happens next....
once you have contacted us we will arrange to pop round to see you so that you get to meet us and we get to meet you and your dog. That way we can all be sure that your best friend will get the best possible service from us.
PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE DOG LAW!!!
There are 8.5 million dogs in the uk... only 24% of households own a dog.
We know how wonderful they are, however, 76% of households don't necessary appreciate them.
We must be responsible and protect our animals and their reputation.
Not only do you have responsibilities and duties under the Dangerous Dogs Act as an owner of a dog, someone with whom the dog habitually lives with.
But.... anyone who temporarily has possession of that dog is deemed its keeper
and is therefore liable under the Dangerous Dogs Act for that dog whilst that dog is in their care.
Ensure that they have the necessary insurance cover.
This insurance should cover: Injuries to people Damage to Property Injuries to other people
The Dog Trust offer 3rd party cover under their membership for £20 per year.
New regulations will be enforced next year as to how many dogs are allowed to be walked at any one time. This will be 4/6. I believe that 6 is 2 two many for an individual to control sufficiently and no matter how well you know the dogs in your care... you don't necessarily know the dog just around the corner or how any dog will react in a given situation.
It is up to us to find out the new legislation from the council under the Public Spaces Protection Order.
Under the Dangerous Dogs Act you can be criminally liable if someone has a reasonable fear of injury. Also injury can be a scratch, being knocked over, being bruised, and not limited to a bite. The DDA does not apply to a dog on dog incident unless a human is injured during an incident.
Note sentencing: 5 years for an injury 14 years for a death 3 years for injury to an Assistance Dog.
Accredited Full Member of The Institute of Modern Dog Training
Working under KCAI Accreditation Scheme
OCN Behaviour Qualification, Level III & IV in dog training and behaviour: Analysis and Application
IMDT First Aid Course for Dogs
Qualified Human First Aider
Cliverton Insurance held for Dog Training and for Dog Care Services