This good looking lad joined us for walks last week, and he eased into group walks and meeting new friends! Doodle is an 8 year old Collie/Lab cross and is very fast for his age. He loves to chase ball and can go at some speed. He was very competitive with his new Friend Tilly, who is also fast but had to put in a bit more work to keep up with Doodle 🙂
His owner said he would be fine off-lead and has good recall so I tried this on our first day and he didn’t disappoint. He’s a big lad and can take up quite a bit of space in the car but the good thing is he sits there nice and calm and enjoys looking out of the window on our way to the park.
Doodle has a great temperament and I’m sure he’ll get along with all his new pals over the coming weeks. Here are some pics of him showing off his glossy black and white coat and big smile!
Location: Princess Parkway, Chorlton, Manchester, M20 1HP
I haven’t posted a blog for any places to visit with your dog, for a while so apologies for this. I have a few places in mind that I’ve been to, so I will endevour to add these on in due course.
One place that I have been to on a few occasions, is Hough End Playing Fields which is situated on Mauldeth Road/Princess Parkway. I wasn’t too sure whether to add this as I thought it was strictly for Football playing only, however, they do have dog control order signs with dog bins around it, so I guess it is ok to go there. I didn’t want to get myself in trouble with the Council for advertising this unless dogs are allowed. It’s one of those places I know is nearby yet somehow when I’m thinking of places to go, or where to take Mickey for an hour or so, I forget about it. It’s only since Hendrix moved nearby that I go there frequently now.
As the title suggests, it is a football pitch and a huge one at that. It will be busy at the weekend especially on a Sunday Morning, when most teams seem to play so if you’re looking for a quiet walk with space, I would suggest mid-week, or a weekend afternoon. There’s plenty of open space for your dog to have a run around although I would suggest keeping in the middle if your pooch tends to wander off especially as the Princess Parkway traffic is 40mph!
At the side of the fields is Hough End Clough which is located on the Mauldeth Road side. It’s not very big but nice enough to have a little amble along the stream path. There are Police Quarters nearby so try not to be alarmed by the police dogs that may bark from inside!
As for parking, it isn’t he best however, there is the main entrance which leads into the grounds on Mauldeth Road which is open most of the time. For access around the other sides I would suggest finding a parking spot on the outside.
If you live in Chorlton or Didsbury, you’re most probably aware of this field, but for those wanting a change of scenery then it’s worth a look!
This week we had two new brothers join the group, a pair of dachshunds called Hugo and Winston who are both 15 months old.
Their owners have just moved to the Chorlton area so unfortunately, their usual dog walker was unable to carry on taking them out. they have a lot to get used to, new house, new area new walker and new doggy friends but thankfully they were very friendly and affectionate when I first went to visit them, and were very excited when they went out on their first walks with us. They both were a little nervous some days but once they were out exploring and mooching they were very happy pooches 🙂 and showed their appreciation by jumping all over me back home and licking me!
Hugo and Winston will be out with us every other week and will hopefully settle in to their new surroundings in no time. Here are a few pics of the cheeky duo…
A big welcome to this little cutie Leo, the Jack Russell who is 1 year old and very lovable!
Leo joined us today on a group walk and he thoroughly enjoyed himself! He went out with the 2 Dexters and Mickey, and he was so excited to have a set of new pooch pals. He’s a fast little runner too for such short legs – Dexter the schnauzer was out-run on some occasions!
Mickey loves him too and he always shows a bit more fondness when he meets his own kind – I was hoping for a little JRT for this reason.
Here are some pics of him in action…
This very cute little puppy is called Rolfie, who at 4 months old is my youngest pooch on walks! Rolfie is a black Cocker Spaniel and he came on his first walk and followed Mickey, all around the park who was very accommodating as he was jumping all over him 🙂
Rolfie was bouncing along happily and stopping for little breaks as his legs are not quite strong enough to keep up the pace. He had plenty of “AWS” and “Isn’t he cute” from passers-by.
Here are some pics of little rolfie…