The Home of Wagging Tails and Well Socialised Puppies!

Country Hounds’ exclusive Daycare Membership Club for puppies is a unique service providing the very best of care, attention and fun for all the puppies in our care!

Puppies need to socialise with other dogs, it’s great for their learning and development and teaches them how to interact with other dogs. Country hounds is the perfect place for puppy socialisation in a safe secure environment under constant supervision.

Country Hounds’ exclusive Puppy Daycare Membership Club ticks all the boxes on your puppies wishlist: there’s stuff to be sniffed, balls to be chased, equipment to play on, friends to run after, paws to get muddy and soft beds to curl up in for that all-important afternoon snooze.

There’s an outdoor area for playing and exploring, and a warm and cosy stable area for rest-time. Rest time is so important for puppies for the development of the minds and bones.

We’ll be on hand to supervise at all times and ensure the rest happens.

Country Hounds welcomes up to 8 sociable dogs at any one time. This enables the team to interact well with the dogs and provide structure to their play and learning. Puppies will be mixed with the older dogs, this gives them the chance to learn from their own kind. It’s important for puppies to learn how they are meant to interact with other dogs and the best teachers are the dogs themselves!

At Country Hounds we accept puppies from 12 weeks of age, so long as all of their vaccinations have been complete. We’ve seen many puppies grow, learn and develop the skills they need during their time with us, it’s such a privilege to see and be a part of!

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Puppy Lounge

Our homely dog lounge is in our cosy stable area. Perfect for keeping out of the sun in summer and keeping warm in the colder months. The insulated dog lounge has all the home comforts your puppy deserves, things like squishy beds and toys.

Pick-up & Drop-off

We started Country Hounds to make lives easier for you, the busy dog owner, as well as create the perfect environment for your best friends. Carrie, Country Hounds’ Pack Leader, will collect your puppy in the morning after they’ve had their breakfast with you and bring them back to you later in the day.

Safe & Secure

The safety of all the dogs is of paramount importance to us at Country Hounds. Our 6ft secure fence which surrounds the outdoor adventure playground will keep even the springiest of springers secure. But, when your dog sees how amazing our space is, escaping will be the last thing on their mind.

The perfect place for Puppy Socialisation!

Socialisation & Making Friends

We believe the best way for puppies to learn to socialise is through play and interaction with other dogs. Their supervised play here at Country Hounds will improve a dog’s temperament and learning.

Work, Rest & Play

While you get on with your day your dog will be spending their time carrying out very important tasks too. You know, things like sniffing, playing, running, hunting out lost balls, the usual stuff they love. But they’ll also have time to rest in our warm and safe stable area.

The Fun Zones

Just like the British weather, our activities change with the seasons.  Expect to see water play, sand pits, digging areas and agility equipment in the warmer months and more outdoor running and indoor play when it gets colder.

A day in the life of a Country Hounds dog:
7.45-9.00   

Pick ups in the Country Hounds van!

9.00-10.30  

The day starts with lots of play as the dogs get reacquainted with their friends and get to know any new faces. This kind of morning greeting certainly burns off lots of energy!

10.30-11.00    

For the younger and older members of the group it’s rest time in the cosy dog lounge. The others continue with their play.

11.00-11.30   

Time for a quick washdown and dry if needed.

11.30-13.00   

After lots of ‘free play’ involving running, sniffing and chasing it’s time for rest and a well-earned nap. Lunch will be served to the puppies and dogs who need it and who’s owners have supplied food.

13.00-14.30    

It’s now time for some interactive play with toys, and balls. A full 90 minutes of structure, learning and developing great doggy manners including scent work and/or agility.

14.30-15.00 

The final wash and brush with plenty of cuddles.

15.00-15.30     

Dry off and calm before home time.

3.30-4.45   

Drop-offs and goodbyes.

Have a Question?

Following our meet and greet we will provide further details to you so you can set-up your Country Hounds account, you will also be provided with a link to set-up your direct debit. All payments are taken via direct debit.

We’ve thought of everything your dog will need during the day, but we’re happy for you to bring in something from home: a coat, a blanket, toys (if they are happy to share!). Items will be placed on their personalised peg in the dog lounge. If you have a puppy that needs a ‘calorie top up’ during the day just let us know and provide us with their preferred food.

In winter we find it really helpful if you are able to provide an old towel.

Yes. As part of our service Carrie will pick your dog up in the morning and drop off later that afternoon. Our dedicated van has been kitted out with individual comfortable crates to make the journey stress free. Carrie is also able to talk to the dogs en route – and keep an eye on them – through the mesh screen which separates the dogs’ space from the driving area. We think the dogs love that too!

All we ask is that your dog is used to travelling in a car and doesn’t get over anxious or travel sick.

Unfortunately not, not only might we be out picking up other dogs when you arrive but we also find that having other people coming and going disrupts the dogs and causes unnecessary excitement/ stress so that is why we offer a pick-up and drop-off service.

We will attempt to contact you on the numbers provided by you during our initial consultation. If we cannot get hold of you and believe the problem to be serious enough we will take your dog to the vet – we are not liable for any costs of veterinary care.

We ask that if you are not going to be home on a regular basis that you leave a key out for us. Some of our customers have a secure key box fitted to the outside of the house so they can provide the code to us to get the key out.

We would prefer not to be given a set of keys for us to keep as we would end up having a lot of keys to look after! If there is no other option then we will consider this on an individual basis.

Dog Daycare licensing is not currently a requirement within Wales. We have familiarised ourselves with the English licence so we are aware of what an outstanding dog daycare facility needs to have and do. We aim to follow this until guidance for Welsh businesses is provided.

Yes, we don’t have any dogs join us before we meet them and their owners. If we are unhappy with anything and feel that your dog will not fit in then we always maintain the right to refuse any dog. If you don’t feel that we are the right fit for you and your dog then that is fine also.

Yes there will always be a member of the team on-site at all times. We have a maximum of 8 dogs in our care and can’t watch each individual dog constantly but they will be under supervision.

Yes all dogs must stay up to date with their vaccinations – proof must be provided. Kennel Cough is optional but at your own risk should you choose not to have this administered to your dog.

When you join Country Hounds, you’ll have access to our exclusive app so you can book a session with no fuss. As we only take up to 8 dogs a day we ask that we are given weeks’ notice, on the odd occasion we may have spaces available for last-minute bookings but this is very rare!

Be mindful that we are not open over the weekend (unless by prior arrangement) so if you would like daycare on a Monday we will need to know the week before – please don’t leave it to the weekend to book.

Yes, but we ask that you give us as much notice as possible. You must use your regular number of days within each week. If you cancel and want to re-book another day within the same week we cannot guarantee that the day will be available.

Days cannot be carried forward to another week.

We welcome puppies from 12 weeks old providing they have had all of their vaccinations, we love to watch them explore everything new, develop and learn.

One of our puppy’s owners said: “My young pup’s behaviour has really improved since meeting the other dogs at Country Hounds, he’s made some great doggy friends there.”

As puppies need feeding more regularly than the older dogs please provide us with their preferred food so they can continue to grow big and strong!

When it’s wet it’s inevitable that your dog will end up with muddy paws, legs and tummies. We don’t want all of our mud going home with your dog, so we’ll give them a quick wash down and dry before bringing them back to you.

If you join us on our VIP plan then your dog will get a full shampoo and condition before going home. This does not guarantee that they won’t get muddy paws again whilst getting in and out of the van before arriving at your home!

In order to provide that very highest of standards and keep the environment fun and friendly for all dogs we need to keep the number of dogs attending on a daily basis low. This unfortunately means that we cannot take ad-hoc booking unless you are a regular member.

We have an indoor play area that can accommodate 8 dogs, for dogs that don’t want to go outside in the rain they are welcome to play indoors or have a snooze in the cozy stable area.

There is a minimum booking of one day per week, it does not need to be the same day each week and you can add on additional days (subject to availability). We need at least one weeks’ notice for bookings, the earlier you book the higher chance of being able to book specific days. Our customers that have the same days each week have priority over those days.

No, we don’t. We do have some contacts that offer this service so please get in touch to find out more but we are a daycare only centre.

We can arrange this for our members-only on the odd occasion but we don’t offer it every weekend.

Yes! We do accept puppies that have not been neutered or spayed but we would need females to be spayed after their first season if not before, at the earliest opportunity and males to be neutered before they are 12 months old.

If you have a puppy then we understand that they need to be eating more often, in which case then yes of course we can!

If your adult dog is used to having’ lunch’ then we can feed them but we often find that in the daycare environment most do not want to eat as there are far more exciting things going on and they don’t want to be separated from friends. For obvious reasons we have to separate dogs whilst they are being fed.

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