Frequently Asked Questions
How long are the adventures?
Collar Country Club walking experiences last for 1 hour and are run during weekdays.
Where do the adventures happen?
How many dogs are there on an adventure?
What dogs do you take on adventures?
Well behaved good dogs only at Collar Country Club. I shall only take your dog on, if I know that your pooch is friendly and will integrate well into the group without causing too much mischief along the way. Reactive or temperamental dogs cannot be accepted into the club. I will ask to see your dog's vaccination card and proof of microchipping when we meet up for the complimentary consultation meeting. Your dog also needs to be up to date with their flea and worming treatments.
Can I keep up to date with my dog's adventures along the way?
How will I know my dog has been collected and dropped off safely?
A collection message will always be sent to you for your peace of mind. No need to wonder whether your pooch is desperate for the adventure to start. Once the experience is over and your dog has safely returned back home, you’ll know about it by getting another message. All part of the high quality Collar Country Club service.
Is my best friend with a safe pair of hands?
Absolutely. I am qualified in pet first aid, fully insured, Gold NarpsUK member and carry a small doggy first aid kit around at all times just in case of emergencies. Your dog will also be a proud wearer of a personalised Collar Country Club identity tag as an extra safeguard for their own protection. I am committed to your dog’s safety, so social media scrolling and checking on the news is banned. All eyes on your pooch at all times.
Is my house in a safe pair of hands?
Of course. I am fully DBS checked and your house keys are locked away at all times in a safe box. I do not carry individual addresses. I can also provide references from local canine experts to vouch for me.
Do you offer solo dog adventures?
How do I pay for the pooch?
Monthly via BACS or good ol’ fashioned cash is also accepted. An electronic invoice will be sent detailing the adventures your dog has enjoyed for the previous month.
Will I come back to a muddy dog and floor?
If you don't want your dog to get muddy, Collar Country Club isn't for you. I make every effort to clean your dog up after an adventure with a towel and in extreme muddy conditions I even use a portable Mud Daddy shower on the pooch! I understand how frustrating it can be to return home to a mud bath, so I will always try my best to clean your dog up as best I can.
Do you walk the dogs off the lead?
To begin with your dog shall always be walked on the lead. This is to integrate your dog into the club safely and allow your dog to feel comfortable on the adventure. With your written consent and only once I believe your dog is ready, will I allow them off the lead. If you don’t want your pooch off the lead at all, then that’s absolutely fine as well.
Can you provide references?
Absolutely. I can provide references from local canine experts upon request. I can also provide you with my DBS Check, insurance, NarpsUK Gold member and Pet First Aid certificates.
My plans have changed. Can I cancel?
I ask for at least 24 hours' notice to be given; however, I appreciate this isn’t always possible as emergencies and plans can change at any point. Ideally for the adventures to be planned, 24 hours' notice is needed. No charge for cancellation. I understand plans change!
Do you take holidays?
Believe it or not, I’m not a walking robot or angel sent down from doggy heaven. Holidays need to be taken every now and again for wellbeing purposes but will of course be limited. Don’t worry, I shall always provide plenty of notice if the walking boots need to be hung up in replacement of flip flops.
What happens in extreme weather conditions?
In the height of the summer heat your dog’s Collar Country Club adventure will include a dip in the water to cool off. For safety reasons, steps will always be taken to ensure an adventure is suitable to the conditions at the time. Walking dogs in blizzards and snow can also be tricky. I will never endanger myself or your dog in these situations.
What Covid-19 prevention steps do you take?
I follow the official CFSG guidelines. Dog friendly wipes are used for collars, I bring my own leads, hand sanitiser is used before entering and leaving your property and I will remain socially distanced from you at all times. If you prefer for the complimentary consultation meeting to be done virtually then that’s fine and can be arranged. We will then meet up outdoors for the gratis assessment walk.
I'm looking for a Sheffield dog walker and I think Collar Country Club will be perfect for my dog. What should I do now?
What areas of Sheffield do you cover?
Collar Country Club covers S10, S11 and parts of S7.
What do I get for the price for an adventure?
Ethos at Collar Country Club
Always keep collection and drop off times to a minimum.
Always keep your property and details secure.
Always keep your dog safe.
Always care for the planet by using biodegradable poop bags.
Always care for the local area by picking up litter along the way.
Always do my best for your dog.