The new dogs-buddy mobile on the road soon…

2013-09-03 15.49.55If Batman has his bat mobile then Dogman (as I’ve been referred to when collecting our lovely pooches) can have his!

Although it won’t have super gadgets, the new mobile has been undergoing some changes to make the journey for your pooches even more enjoyable! It will be fitted with a padded waterproof flooring, and large cages with a comfortable surface which will have water bowls attached for a drink after a good run and play in the park.  It is a smooth drive so will be picking all your hounds up in due course.  Here are some sneaky pics of the mobile…

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Welcome to Basil the Shnauzer!

Basil!This is Basil the black Schnauzer, who joined us on his first walk today, and he loved every minute! Basil isn’t supposed to be out on his walks properly until early September, however, his owner has suggested some early walks so that he is ready for his regular walks with the rest of the gang.

Basil is a lovely little pooch and has a cute little bouncy walk. He loves to say hello to other dogs on the park, and he came along with Mickey and Scout who had a little play of ball with him. As with the first day I met him, he loves his little treats and sits nicely for one.

I can see we’re going to get on and I’m sure he’ll love meeting some new pals over the next few weeks! Here are some pics of Basil in action…

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Welcome to Tilly!

Tilly!We had a new member to the gang today – Tilly!

Tilly is a 3-year-old golden Labrador, who joined us on her first walk today. I met with Tilly’s owners yesterday, and had a good chat about her and we decided to start the walks from today.

I took her to Longford Park with Mickey, and she had a good time mooching, sniffing and enjoying the sights! To begin with she will be on her lead so we can build on her trust and recall, and we’ll introduce her to new pooch pals very soon.

Here are some pics from today, and there will be more over the next few weeks.

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Hello to Kia for a few days

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For a few days this week, and early next week, little Kia joined us on our walks. Kia is a Staffordshire Terrier, and I used to see Kia and her owners on my early morning walks before I started work in my previous job.

Kia hasn’t changed with her playfulness and just loves being out with other pooches and having a ball to play with. This week she has been out with Charlie, Honey, Barney and Bella who she normally sees out on her regular walks.

Here are some pics of her in action…

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Welcome to (little) Rosie!

2013-06-19 12.37.13We have another Rosie who joined the gang today! We’ll have to call them Little Rosie, and Big Rosie to avoid confusion, although they were confused today when I was calling Rosie and the one nearest to me was looking up as if to say “I’m here”

Little Rosie is a lovely 7 month old Cock-a-poo who came out with Cleo and Big Rosie. She had lots of fun chasing, playing and enjoying the sun! She was very well-behaved and I can see she’ll have plenty more fun in the weeks ahead. Here are some pics..2013-06-19 11.36.33Big Rosie & Little Rosie2013-06-19 11.46.15

Chorlton Ees – Ivy Green route

chorlton-ees-path-ecotherapy sessions manchester wales cheshire lancashire derbyshire england united kingdomI’ve done this route so many times I can’t believe I haven’t included it yet! This is a walk that would take approx 1 hour unless you wanted to venture out further then it’s up to you.

If you drive to the small car park named Ivy Green, which is just near the Bowling Green pub and nearby to Beech Road, and Chorlton Ville. ivy green

You will see 3 paths that lead out from the car park – left, middle and right. Take the right path (or the left and do this route in reverse order) and keep to the right at all times. On this route you will see an exit it on to Ivy Green Road, but instead just follow the path to the left of this. The further on you walk you will come up to a gate which you can walk by and once you are past this you will arrive at a big field which is Turn Moss, which I have done a write up about in a recent post. You may want to stop off here or you may have no choice if your pooch sees it and wants to go for a run in the open field 🙂 There is also another playing field to the left so you may want to give this a look.

If not, just carry on walking up the path and you will see some steps at the top which will lead to the River Mersey Brook. You can either walk up these and turn left, or just stay on the path below and walk left. There is a path you can take to the right but this will extend the walk and I’ll cover this in another post. So now you’ve kept to the left you should be more than half way round of this route. The path will lead you all the way around the playing field on the left just mentioned, and if you stick to this path it will lead you all the way back to the car park which will end on the path you saw on the left hand side of the car park. Sounds confusing but once you’ve walked this a few times  you’ll find it easy – enjoy!

Welcome to the fun, Boris!

2013-05-20 14.05.25A big welcome along to the gang for Bouncing Boris, who is a cute silky brown Cocker Spaniel!

I met Boris and his owner a few weeks back prior to their move over to Sale, which happened over the weekend. Boris joined us for his first walk today, and despite all the stress with moving and new surroundings he hit the ground running and bouncing about!

He was very cagey when I first met him which I was told he is like with most new people he meets. No worries on that score though after a couple of treats and a run around Wythenshawe Park with Mickey, Monty and Smokey, I was his new best friend.

Boris will get to meet more new pooch pals and explore new areas over the next few weeks so look out for pics of him soon.

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Turn Moss Playing Fields

I’ve not done a write-up for a while so here’s a local one to Chorlton, which is a favourite spot for dog walkers. Turn Moss Playing Fields which is just over the road from Longford Park, is a very big field which is handy for playing ball with your pooches as you’ll mostly likely see when you pay a visit there. It is there for football games and will be quite busy on weekend mornings, or when there are organised football games on.

It is actually part of Chorlton Ees Nature Reserve (which I’ll cover very soon) and if you’re out walking your dog through the paths of the Ees you’ll find your dog will be excited to run onto this being a large field for them to let off some steam and have a good run! If you just wanted to walk around all of the field this could take about 40 minutes or so and you could definitely fill an hour of playing chase the ball if you wanted to give your dog some good exercise, or just a good mooch and sniff around.

I was there on Saturday on taking Millie and Henry out and here is a couple of pics:-

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The address is

Turn Moss Rd, Stretford, Greater Manchester M32 8Q

Feeling hot, hot, hot!

2013-05-07 14.54.55Well after a nice Bank holiday break, it was back with a bang today, with lots of dogs to walk – 12 in total! Tuesday is usually a busy day anyway, so I’m usually prepared but the weather was gloriously hot today the pooches were all hot and bothered in and out of the car! Good job I took plenty of water with me!

I was out the door this morning by 8.15 and back home just after 5pm and in that period I covered Fallowfield, Hulme, Chorlton, Stretford, Old Trafford, Sale, and Northenden in picking the dogs up, and 4 parks – Platt Fields Park, Birchfields Park, Longford Park, and Chorlton Ees. I was definitely in need of a brew (and cold drink) and a good shower after all that. The pooches all had a good time and the difference of when they all get in the car, to when they are all travelling back is noticeable – happy and excited on the way, and flaked out on the way back 🙂  Job well done I’d say!

Here are some highlights…

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Dexter on his first day and Monty joins in the fun!

2013-04-29 13.39.17Today was Dexter’s first day of walks and we went to Longford Park, with Lester, Mickey and Monty on his second. Dexter wasted no time joining in the fun and making new friends and can see he’ll be having more fun and games over the next few days. I brought Monty over from Sale, and he certainly came out of his shy shell joining in with the chases and playing and making new friends.

I was joined by my friend Mickela who came along with the lovely Honey, and we also bumped into another friendly dog walker, Emilie from Happy Paws and her group of happy pooches. Lester the schnauzer was very pleased to meet Luigi another schnauzer from Emilie’s group. Here are some pics of their adventures..

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