Kensington Hounds is a dog walking company operating within the London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. We offer a range of services to fit round your busy city lifestyle to ensure that your pet stays happy and healthy!
Here at Kensington Hounds we specialise in fun, sociable off=lead group walks. We are fully licensed by the Royal Parks and currently run several group walks a day at times 8:30am/10:30am/1:30pm/3:30pm in Kensington Gardens.
Our group walks are designed so that your pooch can be thoroughly exercised safely whilst developing (or retaining) excellent social skills and 'dog manners'. Ourselves and our walkers all trained with the Institute of Modern Dog Training in all aspects of behaviour, canine body language, recall training and other basic commands and ensure that the behaviour of each of our pack members is to our high standard. We work with some fantastic local dog trainers, vets and puppy schools and most importantly owners!!
Having a dog in London isn't always straight forward and we understand this from being dog owners ourselves. We organise our groups carefully to ensure that personalities are well matched and that each dog is comfortable in their pack. We are unable to take aggressive dogs or dogs who exhibit behavioural issues and currently are unable to offer individual walks.
All standard group walks are 1 hour long (travelling time excluded) with no more than 4 dogs per walker, our standard 5-day-a-week cost is £15 per walk including VAT.
If you are away on business or on holiday and need a caring expert to look after your dog in the comfort of their own home do get in touch. This is an excellent way of ensuring your dog's usual routine is not disrupted and that they stay on track with training and don't pick up behavioural issues from kennels or unregulated boarders. KH's petsitters can offer first class one-to-one care, and are added security for your home!
We strongly believe that puppies must be well socialised as soon as they are vaccinated and ready to go out and about! If you have a new puppy do feel free to get in touch, we are happy for new owners to meet us on our walks. We often don't advise 5 day-a-week arrangements for very young puppies as we feel that basic early training such as recall needs practice and 1-on-1 attention, however we are happy to take well mannered puppies with our groups subject to consultation! The importance of good role models at this early age is paramount and we are confident that due to our somewhat strict screening process that your puppy will be surrounded by happy, well socialised and well mannered dogs.
HEALTH, SAFETY AND HOME SECURITY
Here at Kensington Hounds we ask that all dogs under our service are properly vaccinated and regularly wormed. Each of our walkers also has a CPD certified Canine First Aid course qualification. We are also fully insured. Our vehicles are modern, safe and fully air conditioned.
All of our walkers are fully DBS checked and your keys will be left unmarked, in a safe when not in use. In addition to our key holding service, should you ever get locked out, we are happy to come round and let you in for free!
EMAIL & TEXT PUPDATES
We know how important it is to have peace of mind about the safety and happiness of your dog so opt in to our email/text updates! You can also follow our Instagram account to see your pup with his/her friends.
The best way to get in contact with us is using the form below! We can schedule a phone conversation at a time that suits and organise a consultation subject to capacity.
Please don't hesitate to get in touch with any queries or questions.
Founder and owner of Kensington Hounds, Drew Petrie grew up on the Isle of Skye, Scotland owning a variety of different breeds of dog. Since moving to London and starting his dog walking venture, he has consistently delivered professional, friendly and reliable service. All walkers employed by Kensington Hounds are fully insured, DBS checked and work under direct supervision from Drew to ensure a consistent, first class service is delivered.
We offer free consultations where one of our lead walkers will come to your house to meet you and your dog, learn your commands, and discuss which service you require.
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OUR WALKING AREAS
Currently due to demand we are only offering group walks within the following areas:
High Street Kensington
Please feel free to contact us if you're not quite sure if you fit in to one of our walking areas!
We are dog owners! We believe that walking a dog is one thing but owning a dog is another. We have all owned dogs all our lives and currently have a 2yo Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever called Finley. Through owning such an active, intelligent breed we have expanded our knowledge of agility, gundog training, trick training and been featured on ITV and in ELLE Italia.
Kensington Hounds is a close knit - family run company. This allows us to provide a personal, dependable service that you can trust. We pride ourselves on our personalised approach to each and every client to ensure that dogs are kept happy and healthy.
'Highly recommend Kensington hounds. Drew and Georgie have been fantastic in helping to train our energetic puppy with her recall. They are professional, reliable, flexible and really support what your dog needs. They are also thoughtful about the dogs they combine together on group walks, so they learn to socialize and have a lot of fun.." - Yda W-B.
"We love Kensington Hounds! They are reliable, flexible and wonderful with our dog. We have used them for the past few months and it has been a wonderful experience. The walks are great for our dog from a social standpoint and she get great exercise. Totally recommend Kensington Hounds and am so happy I found them." - Debbie K.
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