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Most Popular Dog Walking And Dog Walks In Cheshire

Updated: Feb 22

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Dog Walking in Cheshire & Exploring New Dog Walks

When dog walking, discovering new smells is a vital part of your little dog's enrichment.

Whether that's with you on your daily dog walks, or while they are doggy guests on a Cheshire dog walking holiday with us.

Here at Mary Puppins Luxury Dog Home Boarding, we love to get out and about dog walking with our doggy guests.

And we're always on the look out for great new dog walking in and around Cheshire.

Dog Walking Enrichment

Dog walking enrichment doesn't have to all be about puzzles and games.

Accompanying you for a lovely dog walking sniffari somewhere interesting adds so much to your dog's enjoyment of life and often improves dog behaviour.

You small dog will gain confidence in new settings, learn to be calm in different situations and have their nose and brain stimulated!

Dog walks aren't solely for physical exercise. Get their brain working too!

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Dog Walking in Dunham Massey

Dunham Massey is such a lovely park for dog walking.

It's a dog-friendly National Trust property and well maintained.

The ancient trees are beautiful, and there are ponds with swans, tree-lined avenues which make for perfect dog walks and stunning vistas.

On-Lead Dog Walking

The free-roaming deer mean that dogs must be kept on leads for most of the dog walking.

It can get very busy with families and dogs at the weekend.

So we recommend off peak times for peaceful dog walks

Various Dog Walking Routes

There are lots of dog walking routes around the park so suitable for different small dog fitness levels.

Get your wellies on, wrap up warm and enjoy the beautiful dog walks in the countryside with your pups.

How to find dog-friendly accommodation in Cheshire?

There are many options for pet-friendly accommodation in Cheshire, ranging from cosy cottages to luxury hotels.

You can use websites like Canine Cottages, Tripadvisor, or to filter your search by location, price, facilities, and reviews.

Some popular pet-friendly hotels in Cheshire include The Dog in Over Peover, Pickmere Country House, The Bear's Paw, Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa, and Cheshire Boutique Barns.

What are the best dog walks in Cheshire for autumn?

Cheshire has many beautiful places to explore with your furry friend in autumn, when the leaves turn into vibrant colours and the air is crisp.

Some of the best dog walks in Cheshire for autumn are:

- Delamere Forest:

This is the most extensive woodland in Cheshire, with over 2,400 acres of trails, lakes, and wildlife.

You can choose from different routes, such as the Blakemere Moss Trail (3 miles), the Old Pale Trail (1.7 miles), or the Linmere Trail (1.5 miles). There are also picnic areas, a café, and a visitor centre.

- Dutton Locks:

This is a scenic walk along the River Weaver and the Trent and Mersey Canal, passing by historic locks, bridges, and boats.

The walk is about 4 miles long and mostly flat, with some stiles and gates. There are also benches, a pub, and a tea room along the way.

- Macclesfield Forest:

This is a stunning forest with views of the Peak District, reservoirs, and wildlife. You can follow the circular Forest Walk (4 miles), which takes you through different habitats and landscapes.

Other trails, such as the Ridgegate Reservoir Walk (2 miles) or the Tegg's Nose Country Park Walk (3 miles). There are parking areas, toilets, and a café.

How to keep your dog safe and happy on a countryside walk?

While taking your dog for a walk in the countryside may be an excellent way to exercise and enjoy the scenery, you should know a few things to keep your dog safe and content.

Here are some pointers:

- Check the weather and ensure you have dressed adequately before you go. Avoid walking your dog in extreme heat or cold or when there is thunder or lightning.

- Bring enough water and snacks for both you and your dog. Steer clear of offering your dog chocolate, raisins, grapes, onions, garlic, or anything else that might cause gastrointestinal distress.

- At all times, keep your dog under strict supervision or on a leash. Letting your dog chase or bother animals, humans, or other persons is not allowed.

Follow the Countryside Code and respect the landowners' rights and responsibilities.

- Clean up after your dog and dispose of their waste correctly. Do not leave any litter behind.

- Check your dog for ticks, fleas, cuts, or injuries after the walk. Remove any parasites or foreign objects from their fur or skin.

If your dog exhibits any disease or discomfort symptoms, contact your vet.

What are the benefits of dog walking for your health and well-being?

Dog walking is good not only for your dog's health and happiness but also for yours. Some of the benefits of dog walking for your health and well-being are:

- It improves your physical fitness and reduces your risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some cancers.

- It boosts your mental health and lowers your stress levels, anxiety, depression, and loneliness.

- It enhances your social life and helps you meet new people who share your love for dogs.

- It strengthens your bond with your dog and makes them more obedient, confident, and well-behaved.

How to train your dog to walk on a leash in the countryside?

Walking your dog on a leash in the countryside can be challenging if they are not used to it or get distracted by smells, sounds, or sights.

However, with some patience and positive reinforcement, you may train your small breed of dog to walk on a leash in the countryside. Here are some steps:

- Start by teaching your dog the fundamental instructions, which include "come," "stay," "sit," and "heel." Use treats, toys, or praise to reward your dog for following your instructions.

- Choose a suitable leash and collar or harness for your dog. Please make sure they are comfortable and fit well. Avoid using retractable leashes, which can be dangerous and difficult to control.

- Give the collar and leash to your dog or harness gradually. Let them sniff and wear them for short periods at home before taking them outside.

- Choose a quiet and familiar place to start your leash training. Avoid areas with too many distractions or dangers, such as busy roads, crowds, or wildlife.

- Keep your leash short and loose, and walk steadily. Do not pull or jerk the leash, which can hurt or scare your dog. If your dog pulls or lunges, stop and wait until they calm down. If your dog walks nicely, reward them with treats, toys, or praise.

- Gradually increase the duration and difficulty of your walks. Try different routes, terrains, and environments. Introduce fresh sights, sounds, and scents to your dog. Remain vigilant at all times and be ready for anything that may come up.

Disclaimer: This article is intended for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for veterinary advice. For specific veterinary dog health advice, contact a veterinary pet healthcare provider.

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Kate is the UK's very own Mary Puppins, a professional Dog Nanny and expert in small breed dogs. With over 30 years' experience and successfully helping high profile celebrity pet parents raise their furry families, Kate shares her top tips with you. Kate guides readers on small breed dogs, dog health, dog training, dog nutrition, dog food, dog walks, dog accessories, dog enrichment, rescue dogs, dog behaviour, dog grooming and the best products for dog mums and dog dads to create the ultimate luxury lifestyle for their small dogs.



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