Freedom Field

About our field

Our Freedom Field is a one acre slice of heaven for dogs, we have long grass, short grass, parkour obstacles, a sensory garden and some chickens and goats too (Dog TV).

Our field has 5-6ft fencing. 98% is 6ft, with only a small portion near the gate being 5ft.  It has chicken mesh on the lower half, so no sneaky terriers should be able to get out.  This also limits wildlife to the odd bird or vole., which usually make themselves scarce quickly.  

You will be the only occupant in the field so it is suitable for reactive dogs or dogs that just enjoy their own space.  We have a number of parkour obstacles for your dogs to explore, as well as a sensory garden with dog friendly plants and herbs.  

We have chickens and goats in paddocks next to the field, the fencing is 6ft high and they are very accustomed to dogs - the goats might give the dogs a run for their money!

We allow up to 8 dogs in the field at one time - providing that they have already met.  

 
 

Terms & Conditions

  1.  CONDITIONS OF USE 

    1. All bookings are directly to the Client and may not be transferred to any other person without prior discussion with The Dog House

    2. All households using the field must have undertaken a field induction and have signed the Terms & Conditions.  

    3. The Client uses the field entirely at their own risk.  The Dog House accepts no liability for any injury or death of any persons or dogs or damage to property.  

    4. The Dog House also accepts no liability for any losses, claims, actions, damages, costs, expenses or other liability incurred whilst onsite. The Client is solely responsible for their own actions and that of their dogs’ and no claim can be made against The Dog House.  

    5. While on The Dog House premises the Client is responsible for any damage done by any human or dog in their party.  

    6. All dogs must be covered under their own third party insurance (public liability insurance).

    7. The field is inspected daily and every effort is made to make sure it is secure.  However it remains the Client’s responsibility to ensure their dog(s)’ safety and security.  If you find any issues please contact The Dog House on 07909754167 or email info@fouldendogtraining.co.uk.

    8. The fencing is between 5ft and 6ft high, it is chicken meshed on the lower half.  If you believe your dog may try and escape it is the Client’s responsibility to prevent this.  The Dog House is not liable for any damages, injuries or costs arising as a result of an escaped dog.

    9. Dogs must be supervised at all time and must never be left in the field unattended.  

    10. The Client is responsible for providing fresh water for their dog.  

    11. All dogs should be up to date with flea treatment and wormer and be up to date with vaccinations or have a current titre test.  This should be shown at your Induction Session.  

    12. Puppies from 8 weeks and older are welcome, exercise puppies and young dogs responsibly, they should not be allowed to jump on or off the parkour equipment.

    13. Dogs should only do what obstacles they are fit, able and willing to do.  They should not be forced to do anything.  If working at 2 x the dogs shoulder height they should wear an appropriate harness so you can help them on and off obstacles.  

    14. There are chickens and goats in paddocks adjacent to the field, they are used to dogs and we don’t mind dogs showing interest in them.  If your dog starts to dig or become obsessive please redirect their attention.  If your dog has issues with livestock please let us know beforehand as we may be able to move the goats (it is not always possible, and we can’t move the chickens). 

    15. If your dog starts digging, please redirect them as soon as possible as a hole could be dangerous to other field users.  Fill in the hole as best you can and please notify The Dog House.  

    16. The sensory garden is full of dog safe plants and herbs, please don’t let dogs jump on or dig in the planters.  The Dog House is not liable for any illness or injury caused as a result of dogs ingesting plants.

    17. Children are welcome but are the sole responsibility of the Client renting the field and must be supervised at all times.  

    18. Any damage to field toys or equipment must be reported to The Dog House as soon as possible. 

    19. The parkour equipment is for dogs only.  The Dog House accepts no responsibility for any injuries sustained by dogs or humans using the field.  

    20. The Dog House is a force free establishment, we do not allow harsh handling or the use of any corrective equipment such as choke chains, prong collars, e collars or corrective sprays to be used on the premises.  

    21. Failure to take away litter, broken toys or dispose of poo bags may result in the Client being refused future bookings. If you find any of the above left from previous bookings please inform us and pick it up if you are able.  

    22. There is NO smoking anywhere at The Dog House.  

    23. There is NO grooming anywhere at The Dog House.

    24. Bitches in season are NOT permitted at The Dog House.

  2. Arrivals/Departures

    1. Please park near field gate away from the house and The Bike Barn.  

    2. It is the Client’s responsibility to  check the field is empty before getting dogs out of vehicles

    3. If the field is in use ring 0790975416.

    4. Dogs must be on lead from vehicle to field or field to vehicle 

    5. Please do not allow dogs to toilet/ scent mark in carpark or on the gate. 

    6. Ensure you are out the field 5 minutes before the hour (eg. 9.55)

    7. Ensure you have left the car park before the hour in case the field is booked by another user.

    8. Please don’t arrive more than 3 minutes early for your session, if you do please wait on the roadside until you are sure there is no one exiting the field. 

    9. Please remain in your vehicle until your appointed time. 

    10. Ensure gate is closed properly on entering and leaving the field.

    11. If you arrive late for your appointment you must still leave at the end of your appointed time, if you arrive late, contact The Dog House and if there is no one in after you we may be able to extend your time.  

    12. Never enter the field if it is occupied by another person or dog(s).  

  3. Payment & Bookings

    1. Bookings last 50 minutes, please leave the field promptly at the end of your session and put your dog/s in your vehicle straight away.  If you overstay your appointed time, you may be refused bookings in the future.  

    2. Please do not arrive more than 2-3 minutes early to your appointment, as dogs using the field prior to you may be reactive or nervous and your presence could be very stressful.  If you arrive early please wait on the roadside until you are certain there is no one exiting the field. 

    3. The Client is required to pay for the booking in advance using the online system. 

    4. Booking charges may be subject to change

    5. Bookings are £8 for 50 minutes for up to 3 dogs, then £1 extra per additional dog, with a maximum of 8 dogs - unless previously arranged with The Dog House.  Payments are non refundable and must be paid in full to confirm the booking. 

    6. All new clients MUST have an induction before using the Freedom Field, this includes people visiting with existing clients.  

    7. Your dog must never be left unattended in the field.  

  4. RESCHEDULING OF APPOINTMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS

    1. Clients can re-schedule their appointment via the online booking system with a minimum of 24 hours’ notice.

    2. If Clients leave the field early, they will still be charged for the full session. 

    3. The Dog House reserves the right to refuse any application for field hire without being required to give any reason for such refusal. As it also reserves the right to withdraw permission of use at any time.

    4. The Dog House shall have the right to cancel any booking forthwith in the event that The Dog House is affected by an emergency/’act of God’ of any kind. A full refund of any fees paid in these circumstances would be automatically given.

  5. HEALTH AND SAFETY

    1. The Dog House is not liable for any death, damage, injury or loss to any person or animal while using the facility or the equipment within it, or to any third party as a result of any person or dog.

    2. Dogs must be up to date with vaccinations or titre tested and regularly treated for flea, tick and worm prevention. If titre testing, we also require the leptospirosis vaccination. Proof of vaccinations must be emailed before first booking.

    3. (i) Titre test results should be emailed 48 hours in advance of the Introduction Session. Evidence of boosters must be sent via email on an annual basis.

    4.  If your dog(s), or any it lives with, is showing any signs of ill health (diarrhoea, vomiting, kennel cough, general lethargy etc) you must re-schedule the appointment. If this is at short notice, then please advise The Dog House who will arrange this for you.

    5. If your dog(s) or any it lives with has suffered or is suffering from any illness/diarrhoea or vomiting within the last 48 hours please rearrange your session.  

    6. If your dog becomes ill after using the Freedom Field please contact us so we can disinfect the field.  

    7. Only dogs known to each other are permitted to use the field.

    8. All sessions must comply with The Dog House’s reward-based training values. We reserve the right to cancel or end any session that may not comply.

    9. Never leave dogs unattended in the field and any dogs left in a vehicle must be settled and quiet.

    10. Please monitor the weather forecast and assess whether you and your dog will be comfortable in the weather that is forecast for your session. Appointments can be rescheduled up to 24 hours in advance.

    11. We are an outdoor facility exposed to the elements; in winter the ground will be muddy and slippery, if it’s sunny it will be hot. We strongly advise you to cancel your appointment 24 hours in advance if the weather is not suitable for you.

    12. Please be mindful when leaving The Dog House, we are situated in the countryside and the road is often used by cyclists, horses and tractors.  Please limit speed along Bastle Road to 20mph

  6. EQUIPMENT

    1. The equipment is for canine use only. Before using the facility or the equipment within it, visit the vet to ensure that dogs are physically fit and strong enough to perform activities.

    2. Do not use equipment in wet or icy conditions as surfaces become slippery.

    3. Dogs must never be picked up and placed on obstacles. When using equipment above ground level dogs must wear a harness so that they can be supported during the exercise.

    4. Never push dogs to do anything that they are not physically or mentally capable of. Allow dogs to go at their own pace and always give them the option of not doing something.

    5. Always start with small versions of skills practiced in a slow and controlled way with several repetitions. Shaping techniques (rewarding for each successive step that is closer to the final goal) are recommended. Ensure dogs warm up properly with several repetitions of smaller, slower, simpler behaviours prior to working on the more complicated skills.

 

PROFESSIONALS

If you wish to use the field with a professional or if you are a professional and would like to use the field with your clients, please contact us.

PRIVACY

The Dog House is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. We hold your personal information in order to provide you with a service and for internal record keeping. Your name is needed to track payments and your email address is needed should we need to contact you in regards to your booking.

By processing your booking and indicating that you would like to receive further information from us, you consent to us using your personal information in the above ways.

Contact

Phone: 07909 754167

31 Foulden Bastle, Foulden, Berwickshire, TD15 1UL

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