Do you dream of worry free walks? Secure fields could be the answer
For some owners dog walks can be stressful, especially for those who have reactive dogs or pets with a high prey drive that just love to run and run.
Imagine your dog being able to run free without the headache of other dogs or distractions. Maybe your pooch seizes an opportunity to chase squirrels in the park and you worry about them not coming back. Or you just want somewhere secure to train your dog. You need to hire a secure field.
Secure fields are available to hire for a whole host of reasons and there are certainly more and more popping up in our region.
With up to 6ft fencing set in quiet locations away from the many distractions of urban life, these are the ideal places to train your new puppy recall without the worry of them escaping.
Originally a field for hire were just that, fields with high fencing but many have seen a lot of improvements in recent years. Some boast swimming pools, toys and lots of fun equipment for you to use if you’re stuck for ideas of things to do with your dog.
Your dog can enjoy the freedom to run around and sniff to their hearts content and ‘be more dog’ without them encountering the scary things that make them anxious. The concept has become so popular that there is a dedicated website where you can find a secure field. Visit the dog walking fields’ website and simply enter your postcode to find your nearest location: www.dogwalkingfields.co.uk
Many are located in the stunning countryside, why not hire out for a couple of hours and pack up the family and take a picnic? Take advantage of your own private, safe rural retreat for your whole family.
Here are six top picks of secure fields to hire in the region:
Puppy Paddocks, Norwich
Carleton End, Watton Road, Barford Norwich, NR9 4AR
Their motto is: “Safe play for all dogs-not just puppies.” With over two acres of secure field to hire by 30 minute slots, enjoy a variety of activities with your dog including agility or simply play with the toys available. puppypaddocks.co.uk/
Grange Meadow Dog Field, Kings Lynn
Narborough, PE32 1JR
With an astonishing six acres to hire, Grange Meadow dog field really is the largest dog field in Norfolk. Your dog can explore trees, tyres and even have a go on the agility equipment in this huge, secure area. www.norfolkdogfield.co.uk/
Sea Dogs Training, Sudbury
Melford Road, Sudbury CO10
With a bench to sit on, tea and coffee making facilities for you and a water slide for your dog, what’s stopping you from booking a slot here? Sea Dogs 2.5 acre secure field is available to hire by the hour for individuals and groups. www.seadogstraining.co.uk/secure-exercise-area/
Developing Dog Walks, Ely
Whitecross Road, White cross Farm, Wilburton, Ely CB6 3QB
Possibly one of the largest secure field in the UK, Developing Dog Walks is an impressive secure field covering over seven acres. Available to book in 45 minute slots on Fridays only. You certainly won’t be stuck for things to do in this natural wild flower meadow with ponds and plenty of equipment for your dog to explore. www.developingdogs.co.uk/safe-dog-walks/
Four Paws Adventure Academy, Bedford
Water End, Cople, Bedford MK44 3TY
This two acre secure field really is dog heaven. Set up just like a playground, there are so many activities for your dog to choose from including agility, sand filled tyres, tunnels and so much more. Good luck trying to get your dog to leave! www.fourpawsadventureacademy.co.uk/
Suffolk Run Free, Woodbridge
School Road, Monk Soham, Woodbridge IP13 7EN
With six acres to explore consisting of fields, a small wooded copse and ditches there’s definitely plenty of exciting things for your dog to sniff. Also available is a toy box, paddling pool and drinking areas all within the safety of 6ft fencing. www.suffolkrunfree.co.uk/