At Hounds of Hackney, we tailor each and every walk with the specific needs of your pet in mind. For our group walks, we aim to match dogs with others who have similar requirements so they can play, explore and socialise equally with their fellow four-legged friends in appropriate groups of no more than four dogs per walk.
About our Walks
Each of our walks begins with collection of your dog, either on foot for our very local friends, or in our air conditioned van and then we proceed to begin our hour-long outdoor adventure, come rain or shine! We vary our locations for walks between a number of the wonderful open spaces Hackney has to offer, including Hackney Downs, Hackney Marshes and London Fields, so that the dogs in our care are constantly challenged and stimulated by their surroundings. Under close supervision, each dog is encouraged to run, play and explore for an hour before being returned to you or to your home, (after a quick clean to ensure we don’t leave muddy paw prints!) having received the daily exercise that they need and ready for a well-earned nap.
(Catchment areas for pick-up / drop off can be found in FAQ’s)
Why is an hour long walk essential?
We believe that a daily 60 minute walk is the optimal dog walk duration, for your dog to really embrace and enjoy the great outdoors, exploring until their heart’s content. It’s also proven to be essential for the following reasons:
Fitness - It’s not easy for your dog to burn off their excess energy everyday, especially living in a fast-paced city like London. Without the necessary exercise, obesity in pets causes much the same problems as it does in humans, shortening their lifespan and causing a myriad of physical and medical problems.
Mental Stimulation - The great outdoors provides more than just physical stimulation. Dogs learn through exploring, and the variation of locations and companions we offer on each walk provides your pet with new and exciting experiences on every single walk with us.
Socialisation - It can get lonely being at home all day, so our hour-long walk breaks up the day for your pet, providing them with an opportunity to meet new friends and try out new experiences, which is always controlled by our dog care professionals. All of that socialising can get tiring, so they’ll be ready for a snooze when they’re returned safely to your home.
Hounds of Hackney will keep owners updated with any events and adventures on each walk so that you can have complete peace of mind that your four-legged best friend is having a fantastic time.
We believe that a tired dog is a happy dog, and you can be rest-assured your dog is getting the companionship, exercise and mental stimulation they need when you can’t be there, with the Hounds of Hackney dog walking team.
Weekday Walk Prices
Our booking is flexible, owners can arrange ad-hoc walks for those extra busy weeks, or regular walks as part of their dogs routine.
** The minimum booking for walks is 3 days per week.