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The Country Dog Runs

Is your dog high energy? Is it difficult for you to take them out for the exercise they need? Are they unable to be let off lead safely either because of where you live, their prey drive or recall? If yes then we can help. Running is what all dogs want to do! However, not all dogs get to do this regularly. Many cannot go off lead due to their owners not having the time to take them for long walks or runs, a high drive to chase or catch, or they simply don’t have the recall yet to be allowed off lead safely. That’s where The Country Dog Runs can help. We offer a service where we collect your dog and take them out for a run, dry them off and drop them home.Dog running

Dog running or Canicross as it is known allows your dog to have the release of energy they need and want. Regular exercise that allows your dog to have the necessary physical and mental stimulation can help with many different problems such as separation anxiety, aggression, restlessness and pulling on a lead (which are all signs of a lack of correct exercise).

Through our hotel for dogs we have seen many dogs that cannot go off lead for a number of reasons. Some dogs require more exercise than two walks a day so we have started to take these dogs for an extra run each day. Every dog has tired and this has allowed them to release the extra energy through running. In most cases we have seen dogs with anxiety become calmer and interact better with other dogs. “What have you done to my dog? I have never seen him / her so calm” is often what our customers say when they return home.

So if your dog is high energy, cannot go off lead for any reason or simply needs some more high energy exercise then dog running with The Country Dog Runs could be your answer. Many dog walkers offer a fantastic service and provide regular exercise but this may not be enough. We can offer an alternative or an extra service for your dog that is bespoke to them and gives them the stimulation they need.

We offer runs from Monday – Thursday and charge £20 for a half an hour run and our customers are dependent on location.

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Mike took our dogs on one of his runs in the snow which was a great idea as it’s a great way of keeping them fit and healthy. I would recommend all you people out there that you let Mike take your dogs for a Country Dog Run. Michael Booth

My dog Murray has been with these guys on numerous occasions now and each time I have been so happy with their services. Extremely professional, lovely people and they are very very good at what they do. Can’t recommend them enough. 5* service and will have no worries about leaving Murray with them in the future. I’m sure Murray would look forward to it as well. James Kelly

Can’t thank Mike enough. . Mike took Finn out running everyday and kept us informed via Instagram and Facebook with great pictures and video clips, which really gave us peace of mind. Finn came home happy and very tired. We would definitely be going again. First class in every way. #happytiredworkingcockerspaniel Sue Gerrard