Playtime

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

*Due to the current situation, playtimes are currently postponed as we aren't able to run sessions with dogs offlead or where social distancing would be difficult to maintain*

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 and playtimes are supervised by our marshals and training instructors.

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.

Playtimes for dogs under 12 months and under 6 months

Under 6 months – Sundays 11am to 12pm

                         Under 12 months – Sundays 12pm to 1pm     

        

Open age playtimes

Wednesdays 10am to 12pm

Wednesdays 4pm to 6pm

Saturdays 4pm to 6pm

Smaller dog playtime (up to cocker spaniel size*)

Sundays 10am to 11am

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

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How much is playtime?

Playtime is only £3.50 per dog.

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.

 

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Catchdale Moss Lane, St Helens, Merseyside, WA10 5QH

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