Bedfordshire’s largest canine community group!
Set up and managed by Wilde Dog Photography to help our wonderful dogs have tonnes more fun!
WHERE IT ALL BEGAN… FLUFFY BUT FRIGHTENING!
The story starts when we re-homed Oscar, our lovely little fluff puff! Although Oscar was well behaved around our home he was very unsure how to behave with unfamiliar dogs. On occasions we felt this became somewhat risky. As cute and as friendly as Oscar may be, any dog hurtling towards you and your furry friend whilst barking loudly is not a welcome experience! In fact for anxious, nervous, young, old or infirm dogs this can be especially frightening. That’s when we decided Oscar would benefit from socialisation.
THE CLUB WAS BORN
Like many new years resolutions, I wasn’t too sure what the end result would be. However, on 1st January 2018 the group had it’s very first member and by February we had over 300! So it turns out we Bedfordshire dog owners love to get out there with our pooches to have fun exploring together! Membership continues to grow with over 600 members today, that’s over 2,400 paws!!!
It has been absolutely fantastic to see such community spirit with members volunteering to host walks as demand became a little more than I could manage alone. We even run specialist walks for puppies, small dogs, excitable dogs, long walks and more. The success of the club is certainly down to our fabulous members and their wonderful dogs of all shapes and sizes!
NOT JUST WALKS
Whilst we enjoy fun group walks every week, we’ve also been able to get involved with a number of local businesses providing everything from dog swimming lessons to agility taster sessions!
JOIN THE CLUB!
Members can join via Facebook or email by contacting BedsDogSocial@gmail.com.
WHAT OUR MEMBERS SAY
It’s a pleasure to hear how much the club has helped so many owners and their beloved furry friends, here’s a few of the great things our members enjoy:
- My dog has gained so much confidence socialising regularly
- Great to walk and talk with like-minded people
- We now feel happy letting our dog off lead
- Fabulous to see the dogs playing with each other
- Really useful to get tips and advice from other members
- We’ve discovered lots of lovely new walks
- My puppy is experiencing so many great things
There is lots of great advice out there for socialising your puppy and improving general obedience, some links below.
Blue Cross – Socialising Puppies and Dogs
The Kennel Club & Dogs Trust – The Puppy Plan
RSPCA – Training Your Dog