Dog friendly B&B

2013-05-13 22.09.50Monty would like to welcome you and your dog to our cosy Dog Friendly B&B, Spring View. We charge a fee of £5 per stay. Two dogs up to medium size ( e.g. Springer spaniel ) or one large dog ( e.g Labrador or larger) per room We are happy to welcome friendly adult dogs and their owners to our bed and breakfast. We are not big on rules at Spring View but we’d be grateful if you could read the following carefully to ensure you and our other guests have a relaxing stay. If Spring View isn’t the right dog friendly B&B for you and your canine friend then please see the Dogpeople website for a selection of other places locally. We keep a selection of treats for your pet as well as towels to dry off your dog after a walk. We would ask owners to use the outside hose pipe if your dog is particularly muddy. We are happy to welcome responsible dog owners and well behaved house trained dogs at Spring View. Sorry no dogs that are likely to be at all aggressive to other dogs or people. A medium sized dog crate is available to loan. If you want to take them out for a walk from Spring View there are various paths within a few minutes walk, where dogs may be off the lead. Please be mindful that depending on the time of year it may be necessary to have your dog on a lead due to livestock and birds nesting. However, there are areas within a short distance where dogs may be exercised freely all year round. The White Hart, Bowling Green and Shoulder of Mutton in the village are all dog friendly village pubs or have dog friendly areas. Bamford only 5 minutes’ drive has a large field where dogs may be exercised and a long footpath along a disused railway to Ladybower reservoir, which is an excellent dog walk. If you want to walk your dog off-lead we are happy to recommend local walks or have a look at the Dogpeople website. The garden is not dog proofed and therefore regrettably your dog may not be taken into the garden unless on a lead. Please do not let your dog foul the garden. Any bagged dog waste should be put in the BLACK bin or one of the numerous on street dog waste bins.  We are happy to provide free dog bags on request. We know (from personal experience!) that even well trained dogs can have accidents in strange places – if this happens there is a stain remover and kitchen towel available.  We’d be grateful if you could dry off dogs and wipe off muddy paws before taking them into the bedroom. Even though we let guests know that we have dogs please be aware that not everyone likes dogs. So we ask that you don’t let your dog approach any other guests unless they encourage it. We are not able to allow dogs in the dining room at breakfast if we have other guests in. If you are the only guests staying we are happy to waive this rule. If you are following a marked footpath through a field with livestock then please keep your dog on a lead. When the lambs are very young if you can avoid walking through the field, even when following a footpath, then please do so. Both the ewes and lambs can bolt and end up losing each other. We personally also avoid walking our dogs in a field of bullocks. Please don’t allow your dog on the bed or other furniture in the guest bedrooms. Any damage such as chewing or scratching may be subject to the cost of repair. We request that dogs aren’t left alone in the guest bedroom when you go out. We’ve found out the hard way that even well trained dogs who are happy to be left home alone may bark constantly, scratch and have accidents when left in a strange place. If you feel your dog is ok to be left in the bedroom whilst you eat breakfast or dinner then this is fine – if you have any doubts then we ask that you put them in your car (except in hot weather of course) or we have a dog crate that you can borrow, which will take dogs up to medium size. And finally if there is anything we can do to make you and your dog’s stay more relaxing please let us know.