Around 8 acres made up of 3 interconnected fields with ponds, parkour equipment and lots of lovely scents for your dogs to enjoy, all conveniently placed just off the A10 between Ely, Cambridge and Newmarket. The space is exclusively yours when you book a slot.
WE HAVE MADE SOME CHANGES TO INCREASE AVAILABILITY DURING THIS TIME OF SOCIAL DISTANCING AND RISK OF SPREADING INFECTION. PLEASE SEE THE NOTES ABOVE THE BOOKING CALENDAR
We have been following all the updates on government advice during this time and remain open. Guidance issued by the College of Policing, which sets professional standards, and the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC), clarifies that people should not be punished for driving a reasonable distance to exercise. It is perfectly legal to drive a short distance to enable you to exercise yourself or your dog in locations which allow you to do so safely and which minimize the risk of spreading CV19. If this changes we will, of course, remove access to the field immediately.
Fencing around the fields is a minimum of 4ft high, with most of it further secured by hedgerows behind the fencing which reach well over 6ft. The perfect place to practise what you’ve learned in our Puppy Life Skills Training classes or try the new techniques from our Developing Dogs Sociability class with your reactive dog without being bothered by people or other dogs. You can check availability and book a walk for the next 7 DAYS to the right.
We are able to give you exclusive use of the space to walk your dog, knowing that they will not meet other dogs. This is a perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy taking your fearful dog for a walk, or to put your puppy training in to practice in a more ‘real world’ environment.
The field is left to nature as much as possible, with minimal mowing to encourage wild flowers and wildlife – we are lucky enough to be regularly visited by local barn owls hunting for field voles. We also have two large ponds where your dog can paddle or swim if they want to, and at least one rabbit warren!
Please note: We do not allow the use of choke or prong collars, spray collars, hand held spray devices or electronic training collars anywhere on our land. You may not use our field with a trainer who is not part of the Developing Dogs team. Nor do we allow walks which are open to anyone to join via social media advertising. We reserve the right to intervene and end any training or behaviour we regard as inappropriate or against the welfare and ethical ethos of Developing Dogs.
The field must be booked online and you can control your own bookings, changes, cancellations etc up to 12 hours before your walk.
Each 30 minute slot costs £7.50 and must be booked via the online system. We do not take bookings via email.
The system will remember you if you create an account so you won’t have to keep entering your details.
The field is bookable up to 7 days in advance and the calendar shows any available slots. If no slots are showing it means that the next 7 days are sold out. New slots will show the following day for 7 days from that day.
The field will be available 7 days a week, bookable up to 7 days in advance. You can see the slots available to book on the calendar above. If the calendar says there are no more available slots it means that we are fully booked for the next 7 days. More slots will show up the following day as the calendar works strictly on a 7 day basis.
We are allowing a 10 minute gap between bookings for you to carry out the necessary hygiene steps to ensure everyone’s safety. This includes spraying gate handles with the provided anti-viral spray, washing your hands, and taking your poo bags home with you. We will carry out spot check, and may use CCTV, to ensure these rules are being followed.