The Countryside Code

On our walks at Aussie Dog Care with home boarding and dog walking clients we sometimes like to go off the beaten track in and around our local area of Romiley, Stockport. When you are in the countryside you have to abide by a certain code this being – The Countryside Code.  It is set for all members of the public to respect and enjoy the countryside.

Code Logo from http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/
Code Logo from http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/

This is the Countryside Code:

  • Be safe, plan ahead and follow any signs
    1. Take maps/guidebooks
    2. Be prepared for changes in weather
    3. Check the weather so you know what to expect
    4. Let someone know where you are going, how long you plan to be
    5. Learn signs and symbols used in the countryside
  • Leave gates and property as you find them
    1. Farmers may leave gates open to allow their animals to move – so leave an open gate open, and a closed gate closed
    2. Contact the local authority if you see a sign which may be misleading or illegal (e.g. Private, no entry – on a public footpath)
    3. Follow paths where crops are growing
    4. Use gates or stiles if possible, rather than climbing walls or fences, to avoid damage
    5. Don’t disturb ruins or historic sites
    6. Don’t interfere with machinery or livestock
  • Protect plants and animals and take your litter home
    1. Litter and leftover food spoils the beauty of the countryside
    2. Don’t damage, destroy or remove features such as rocks, plants and trees
    3. Give wild animals and farm animals plenty of space as they can behave unpredictably
    4. Be careful not to drop matches or smouldering cigarettes.
  • Keep dogs under close control
    1. By law, you must control your dog so that it does not disturb or scare farm animals or wildlife
    2. Farmers are, by law, entitled to destroy a dog that injures or worries their animals
    3. Always clean up after your dog and get rid of the mess responsibly
  • Consider other people
    1. Respect the needs of local people
    2. When riding a bike or driving a vehicle, slow down for horses, walkers and livestock and give them plenty of room
    3. By law, cyclists must give way to walkers and horse-riders on bridleways
    4. Support the rural economy – for example, buy your supplies from local shops

Taken from http://www.thethreepeakschallenge.co.uk/ . Even though this is taken from Three Peaks Challenge this code applies for any walk in the countryside.

Aussie Dog Care walks in the countryside.
Aussie Dog Care walks in the countryside.
Aussie Dog Care Adventures at Lyme Park.
Aussie Dog Care Adventures at Lyme Park.
Dog Walks At Aussie Dog Care.
Dog Walks At Aussie Dog Care.

The local areas I work/ cover in is Romiley , Stockport , Woodley, Bredbury , Hyde , Gee Cross , Hazel Grove , Godley , Wilmslow , Disley , Marple , Marple Bridge , Glossop , Poynton , Higher Poynton , New Mills , Hayfield , Whaley Bridge , Mellor. If you are not situated in one of these areas do not hesitate to contact me as other areas are considered. These do not apply for home boarding.

Aussie Dog Care Email : ATHOMPS1@sky.com

Aussie Dog Care Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/AussieDogCareUk for updates when you go away for peace of mind as well as some walking clients.

Aussie Dog Care Twitter : https://twitter.com/AussieDogCare

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Tailoring to your needs.

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September

September ! A new month soon to be filled with more dogs and various pets ! Exciting !

As it is a new month here are some various facts on September –

September is the 9th month of the year and marks the beginning of autumn in the Northern hemisphere and the start of spring in the Southern hemisphere.

“The name September comes from the Latin septem for seven, since this was the seventh month of the Roman calendar. The month was named during a time when the calendar year began with March, which is why its name no longer corresponds with its placement in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. September starts on the same day of the week as December each year, but does not end on the same day of the week as any other month in the year.

September has three birth flowers: the forget-me-not, the morning glory and the aster. Forget-me-nots represent love and memories, asters represent love as well, and the morning glory represents unrequited love. These are all very passionate flowers.

The birth stone for the month is the sapphire. The sapphire represents clarity of thought, intuition, and peacefulness. In traditional medicine it is used to treat fevers and reduce inflammation. Sapphire reduces anxiety and procrastination and gives the wearer luck.” Quoted from http://webclipart.about.com/od/seasonsclipart/ss/Interesting-Facts-About-September.htm

At Aussie Dog Care we are very excited September and our first September dog is Pippa !

The local areas I work/ cover in is Romiley , Stockport , Woodley, Bredbury , Hyde , Gee Cross , Hazel Grove , Godley , Disley , Marple , Marple Bridge , Glossop , Poynton , Higher Poynton , New Mills , Hayfield , Whaley Bridge , Mellor. If you are not situated in one of these areas do not hesitate to contact me as other areas are considered. These do not apply for home boarding.

Aussie Dog Care Email : ATHOMPS1@sky.com

Aussie Dog Care Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/AussieDogCareUk for updates when you go away for peace of mind as well as some walking clients.

Aussie Dog Care Twitter : https://twitter.com/AussieDogCare

Aussie Dog Care

The Best Care For Your Furry Friends.

Tailoring to your needs

Professional Dog Walker Stockport

I  offer Dog Walking for owners who may be out at work all day , busy , someone elderly that would like companionship from an animal  but needs help with walking the dog or if you just feel like going out all day for relaxation without the dog !

At Aussie Dog Care I promote myself in being a friendly , reliable and professional dog walker. I will always try to walk your dog in an area that they  know and is suitable for the dog and which you recommend.

We aim to give the right amount exercise desired by the breed making sure your dog is happy and tired when you come back home . At Aussie Dog Care we also tailor all walks to what you as an owner desire for you dogs.

On an ordinary Aussie Dog Care walk we will collect your dog from your home at a time you have given and walk for the specific time you have asked for perhaps longer. If your dog is wet or muddy I will dry all dogs as no muddy paw prints are left on the floor! If you are away at work we can when asked water any plants , bring in post etc.

Aussie Dog Care as a business promotes itself in being a small family run business that walks local around Romiley. Dogs are never walked in a pack as I totally disagree with this method of walking. Aussie Dog Care loves itself reasonably small and local .

A bit about me –

I have lived in Romiley for 15 years so I know the area and surrounding local areas extremely well . I have two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels of my own and I am a Kennel Club Registered Breeder. I am a strong animal lover and strive to give the best care to any type of animal . I also have 3 children all of whom help out with the love and cuddles regularly ( all older) .  Who love the visitors who come to stay.

 If you are worried about your dogs when I am walking them do not fret as I regularly update on facebook and twitter. I run the business myself and just me will be caring for your animal when needed as I do not employ any third parties.  Aussie Dog Care is for all your animal needs covering Cheshire , Tameside , Areas of the Peak District and Stockport.

Walks at Brabyns Park , Marple.
Walks at Brabyns Park , Marple.
Harley after a swim whilst walking.
Harley after a swim whilst walking.
Around Chadkirk,Romiley.
Around Chadkirk,Romiley.

The local areas I work/ cover in is Romiley , Stockport , Woodley, Bredbury , Hyde , Gee Cross , Hazel Grove , Godley , Wilmslow , Disley , Marple , Marple Bridge , Glossop , Poynton , Higher Poynton , New Mills , Hayfield , Whaley Bridge , Mellor. If you are not situated in one of these areas do not hesitate to contact me as other areas are considered. These do not apply for home boarding.

Aussie Dog Care Email : ATHOMPS1@sky.com

Aussie Dog Care Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/AussieDogCareUk for updates when you go away for peace of mind as well as some walking clients.

Aussie Dog Care Twitter : https://twitter.com/AussieDogCare

Aussie Dog Care

The Best Care For Your Furry Friends.

Tailoring to your needs.

Bring the Dog UK!

Bring the dog is a fantastic site in which anything Doggy related can have a feature ! Dog friendly places, businesses, events , charities, pubs you name it ! It is growing at approximately 100 new entries per month ! Meaning for anything dog related it is a fab find for any dog owner or company! It is like an guide book to places and businesses that are doggy friendly but they are all online ! The website is very easy to navigate around!

A bit about Bring the Dog quoted from http://bringthedog.co.uk/

“Bring the Dog ! was first published July 18th 2003 and is dedicated to the memory of our first dog Sasha.
We (Judy and Neil Cameron-Rollo) were prompted to start this site by an incident in June 2003.
While travelling back from Scotland with our dog Sasha we decided to stop at a small market town near Hadrian’s Wall for lunch. As it was a hot day we did not want to leave her in the car.We were t…ired, hungry and thirsty.
We tried three different pubs (one of which had a beer garden) and were turned away at each because we had the dog with us.Needless to say we will not be going back (unless of course one of you can recommend somewhere).
We now have two dogs (Tansy and Bella) and are still looking for places to go. With this in mind I have decided to completely revamp the site and bring everything up to date.
  * All nominated establishments are be entitled to a free entry (We hope eventually to finance the running of the site by getting sponsorship and selling enhanced entries and other services to listed establishments. We are prepared to carry the costs for the time being)
  * It covers the entire country (We would be very pleased to get nominations for Eire as well).
  * We can list as many properties as you nominate.
  * It will be more current than any printed guide could hope to be.
  * This site is run by a dog and its owners for dogs and their owners “

I think this website is a fabulous idea! So if you have a business or a place please place a listing !

Aussie Dog Care have placed a free entry and here it is – http://bringthedog.co.uk/aussie-dog-care/

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The local areas I work/ cover in is Romiley , Stockport , Woodley, Bredbury , Hyde , Gee Cross , Hazel Grove , Godley , Disley , Marple , Marple Bridge , Glossop , Poynton , Higher Poynton , New Mills , Hayfield , Whaley Bridge , Mellor. If you are not situated in one of these areas do not hesitate to contact me as other areas are considered. These do not apply for home boarding.

Aussie Dog Care Email : ATHOMPS1@sky.com

Aussie Dog Care Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/AussieDogCareUk for updates when you go away for peace of mind as well as some walking clients.

Aussie Dog Care Twitter : https://twitter.com/AussieDogCare

Aussie Dog Care

The Best Care For Your Furry Friends.

Tailoring to your needs

Manchester Pet Show and Romiley Young Farmers Show

The North West’s First ever pet show begins on the 7th September to the 8th . As well as Romiley Young Farmers show on the 8th September !

“EventCity proudly welcomes the North West’s first ever pet show, bringing a whole host of our furry friends together for two action-packed days. An array of animal arenas will provide hours of entertainment with agility demonstrations, grooming adviceactivity zoneseducational talks from leading professionals in the pet world and opportunities to meet heroic 4-legged friends.” Quoted from http://www.manchesterpetshow.com/

Both will be a fantastic family day out both not very far from each other!

Fromhttp://www.manchesterpetshow.com/
Fromhttp://www.manchesterpetshow.com/

The local areas I work/ cover in is Romiley , Stockport , Woodley, Bredbury , Hyde , Gee Cross , Hazel Grove , Godley , Disley , Marple , Marple Bridge , Glossop , Poynton , Higher Poynton , New Mills , Hayfield , Whaley Bridge , Mellor. If you are not situated in one of these areas do not hesitate to contact me as other areas are considered. These do not apply for home boarding.

Aussie Dog Care Email : ATHOMPS1@sky.com

Aussie Dog Care Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/AussieDogCareUk for updates when you go away for peace of mind as well as some walking clients.

Aussie Dog Care Twitter : https://twitter.com/AussieDogCare

Aussie Dog Care

The Best Care For Your Furry Friends.

Tailoring to your needs