About Our Dog Walks

  • We know that as much as you love your dog you can't be in two places at once. Playful Pups offer a professional and reliable service for those who have a busy and demanding lifestyle. Whether you want to use our services for just an occasional walk or on a monthly, weekly or even daily basis, we are a company that will endeavour to accommodate your needs.
  • We offer a free initial consultation, where we get to meet you, interact with your pet and discuss all your requirements.
  • Safe socialisation is the number one priority with all the dogs being supervised at all times.
  • Our aim is to make each walk the highlight of your dog's day. Wherever the area is we will ensure that our dog walking delivers your pet real benefits through a stimulating and enjoyable experience, within a safe environment. Walks are free from roads with heavy traffic and full of places to run and play.
  • Your dog can be walked on or off lead from your home or at the agreed location, either solo or with company. If walked in groups dogs will be carefully matched dependant on size, age and playability!
  • The team at Playful Pups are experts at tailoring each walk to your dog's individual needs and will reinforce any training or routines that you have in place.
  • A pet visit service is also available for those dogs unable to get out.
  • Whatever the weather, we are committed to exercising your pet and once the walk is completed we will ensure that your pet is returned to you towel dried and ready to be welcomed back into the home.
  • We love to keep you updated regularly, so we'll leave you notes and email pictures so you can see how much fun your dog is having. We have a Facebook page that we post to daily as well.
  • All walkers are fully insured, trained in pet first aid, registered with NARPS UK and are most importantly dog lovers!

Playful Pups Services

From the free initial consultation, to the moment we deliver your dog after a fun afternoon with one of our trained professionals, Playful Pups will tailor our services to your needs and the needs of your dog. We offer more than a walk around the block, Playful Pups offers a true, memorable experience for your pet. If you pet has any special needs or you have a particular training routine in place, our team will ensure those needs are met and your dog will receive the best of care. In many cases, our team can meet most requests including those for medicine dosing or other medical conditions your pet might have.

Not only does Playful Pups offer the highest levels of care and service for our clients, we also offer high levels of care and attention for their pets. Our priority is your satisfaction and your pet's happiness. Contact us for a free initial consultation and meet our friendly, attentive staff today!

Dog Walking Services

Our premier service, pet walking, ensures that our clients and their pets receive custom tailored care and that our team will provide your pet with the care and attention they need. We provide daily, weekly and monthly services and offer 30 and 60-minute dog walking experiences. Why do we call our dog walking service an experience? Because our team or trained dog walkers interact with your pet ensuring they receive a fun-filled walk where they can run, play and just be themselves. Playful Pups' service offers your dog the chance to socialise with other dogs in a group walk or give them some one on one time with one of our walkers.

Do you have a specific location you or your dog prefers? Playful Pups can accommodate your needs and provide them with the physical and mental stimulation they need to stay healthy and happy. The walks can vary from a good run about chasing and playing with balls and Frisbees, to simply a good explore in the countryside.

We can walk your dog either on or off lead and this is dependent on their ability to demonstrate solid recall. This is for your dog’s safety and protection. Our team can also provide basic training and reinforce any specific training that you are working on or that you already have in place.

Free Initial Consultation

Playful Pups offers a free initial consultation in your home enabling us to meet with you and your pet and learn their behaviour patterns and specific needs. We will even take your dog out for an initial walk during the consultation. We do require a full behaviour assessment prior to any dog walking to assess your dogs’ personality and to see how well they interact with our walkers and other dogs.

Playful Pups Pet Visits

In addition to our pet walking services, Playful Pups also offers pet visits where our trained staff will visit your home and let your pets out to the toilet. This is especially important for puppies and senior pets who find it difficult to hold themselves for longer periods of time. It also provides them with a break in their day where they can socialise and relieve any anxiety of being alone. When left alone, many dogs can develop behavioural problems such as chewing, digging and barking. This is typical as they become bored or have stored energy they aren't able to release any other way.

Playful Pups hand selects its pet walkers for their knowledge and experience and their ability to interact with pets We tailor our services to meet your needs and the needs of your pet and provide them the care they need based on your requirements. We will feed and water them, let them out to the toilet and clean up any accidents they may have had.

As puppies require more interaction, we will provide them with more time during the visit. Playful interaction is how dogs become more socialised and better behaved. These traits, taught at an early age, are important if you are to get the most out of your pet. Our team will also provide basic dog training teaching them the skills they need to develop good manners and to adapt to household life.

Happy Dogs Playing
Happy Dogs

Pet Collection Service

Playful Pups makes dog walking easy and convenient for our clients. We understand that your day is busy and we can accommodate your needs by collecting your pet at your home for their walk. Whether you schedule our services on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, our attentive team is dedicated to providing a personalised service that meets your needs.

Our pet collection service is available free of charge, providing you live within 2 miles of the walker's home address. If you live outside of the 2-mile radius, a nominal charge of only 50p per mile each way will be added. Contact us for more details and to schedule your free initial consultation today.

Pet microchipping

From April 2016 there was a new law introduced that made it a legal necessity to have your dog microchipped and registered. If your dog is not microchipped, it is essential you get this carried out as soon as possible to avoid any fines.

At Playful Pups, our team of qualified specialist are available throughout the UK to carry out your pet microchipping.

Our love for animals ensures your dog has the most pleasant experience possible. We use the very latest technology to ensure the whole process is quick, easy and completely painless for your pet.

Puppy and Girl

Playful Pups Pricing and Fees

Playful Pets offers custom tailored dog walking services designed to your needs and the needs of your pet. We listen and respond to your needs and create dog walking packages that offer dependable, worry free care. We have listed our standard service charges below, however if these services don't quite fit your requirements, we can create a package that does. Please note a discount is available if two dogs are walked from the same household. Feel free to contact our team today to discuss any special requests that you or your pet might have.

Initial Set-up Visit - To provide the best possible experience for our clients and their pets, Playful Pups offers a free initial consultation where we can get the chance to meet with you and your pet and become familiar with their behaviour and any special needs they might have. Our initial consultation enables us to familiarise ourselves with your home, pick up keys and complete all necessary paperwork. This consultation is FREE of charge.

    • Exercise
    • Time
    • Price
    • 2nd dog discount
    • Solo Dog Walking
    • 1 hour
    • £10.00
    • £8.00
    • Solo Dog Walking
    • 30 minutes
    • £7.00
    • £5.00
    • Group Dog Walking (max 4 dogs)
    • 1 hour
    • £8.00
    • £6.00
    • Group Dog Walking (max 4 dogs)
    • 30 minutes
    • £6.50
    • £5.00
    • Length of visit
    • Price
    • 2nd dog discount
    • 1 hour
    • £12
    • £8
    • 45 Minutes
    • £9
    • £6

Contact Us


    Playful Pups
    Rockingham Lodge
    Layer Marney Colchester
    Essex CO5 9UL

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    01206 625302

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