Are children allowed in the hot tub?
We must advise you that current guidelines suggest no children under 12 should use the hot tub because of the risk of over-heating, the level of chemicals in the water that can cause skin irritation, and the risk of drowning.
Are the toys and obstacles in the field safe for children?
The field is designed for dogs to use safely – if you allow your children to climb or play with the equipment in the field it is at your own risk. Please do not allow your child to damage or remove any equipment.
Why must dogs be on lead unless in the garden or secure fields?
The holiday cottage shares our 10 acres of land with our training centre, and our home. Many dogs that come here for classes, or to use our secure field, would rather not meet other dogs so for everyone’s safety we ask that all dogs are on lead unless in an enclosed area.
Can dogs be left alone in the cottage?
We can provide a list of recommended people to come and sit with your dogs, or to let them out for a run, so you can go out for the day and know they are happy in the cottage. If your dogs are likely to bark or become distressed at being left alone we ask that you arrange for a dog sitter to stay with them.
What are the house rules for dogs?
The rules are the same as you have in your own home, although we do ask you to use the throws provided if your dogs (like ours) sleep on sofas, beds etc. This enables us to keep the cottage furniture and bedding free from muddy paws and dog hair. We know that sometimes accidents happen so we also provide stain removing spray to help remove the evidence of muddy paws on white sheets!
Can dogs use the hot tub?
This is a definite no! The risk of overheating or drowning is too great, plus their fur and oily coats would mean the hot tub would need to be drained before being used again.