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Playtime

Playtime is a fantastic way to give your dog plenty of physical exercise and mental stimulation.

Playtime is open for all people friendly and sociable dogs. If your dog gets along with others and enjoys socialising, bring them along to one of our playtimes for lots of fun. Your dog can freely mix with others and enjoy playing either on or off lead. It is supervised by our instructors and marshals at all times, who will try and diffuse any tension or problems before they start.

What if my dog isn’t keen on other dogs or people?

If you are worried about whether your dog will enjoy playtime and mix with other dogs please come down and take a look. You can have a chat with an instructor who is supervising and take it from there. You may not be able to take part but we will certainly help with advice and support regarding training so that you and your dog may be able to join in further down the line. Getting to the point where you are comfortable to let your dog mix freely with people and other dogs is straight forward for some dogs and a little more tricky for others but we are here to help.

When is Playtime?

We have playtime several times a week and on some Bank Holidays. Playtime is held in all weather, we will only cancel playtime in extreme or dangerous weather conditions. Please see our social media pages for any time changes or updates.

** Puppy playtimes will continue throughout the year with a short break for Christmas. However numbers will be limited in November and December. Please click here for booking information.

Playtimes for dogs under 12 months and under 6 months

Under 6 months – Sundays 10am to 11am

                         Under 12 months – Sundays 11am to 12pm     


**All open age and small dog playtimes will finish for this year after 18th November.

They will be back up and running at the end of January 2020.**   

         

Open age playtimes

Wednesdays 10am to 12pm

Wednesdays 4pm to 6pm

Saturdays 4pm to 6pm

Smaller dog playtime (up to cocker spaniel size*)

Sundays 12pm to 1pm

*Cocker Spaniel size is 16 inches at the shoulders which is the height of a larger adult male cocker spaniel in the UK.

We will also have extra weekly open age playtimes running through the spring and summer months.

How much is playtime?

Playtime is only £2 per dog and if you keep checking our Facebook page and website you’ll see that some weeks it is completely free for our training club members.

Playtime Information

Please be aware that to attend you now must have a playtime membership card for each dog that you bring. The cards are free and you can call in anytime to pick one up, we just need to see your dogs up to date vaccination card. You must bring an up to date membership card to each playtime. If you lose your card we will replace it free of charge but we would need to see your dogs vaccination card again.

Have fun and stay safe

Playtime is open to dog and people friendly dogs. Dogs should only attend if they are familiar and comfortable socialising with others.

Bitches in season are not permitted

Owners are responsible for their own dogs.

The field is NOT 100% escape proof. Owners should only allow their dogs off lead if they are comfortable to do so.

Any problems or concerns should be reported to a marshal or instructor immediately.

Please comply with any instructions given by a marshal or instructor.

For safety reasons, there is a limit of 2 dogs per handler.

Families are welcome although playtimes may not be suitable for younger children. Children should be supervised by a responsible adult at all times.

Agility and playground equipment is for use by dogs only.

Treats should be given discreetly and to your own dog only.

Toys are provided, dogs who may be toy possessive should speak to an instructor before attending.

Please clean up after your dog.