Terms

You and your dogs

Please ensure that your dogs are adequately vaccinated to use a public place. If your dog is showing any signs of illness do not use the fields and be respectful of other pets and their owners.

At your own risk – uneven ground, long grass

You agree that your use of the facility is at your own risk, and agree not to hold ‘West Haddon Secure Dog Walking Field’, its owners or staff responsible for any injury to you, your family/friends or your dogs arising from your use of the fields. The fields are large outdoor spaces, and contain areas of uneven ground which could be concealed under long grass or other vegetation, overhanging branches from trees around the edges which may fall or have fallen and could contain other hazards consistent with the countryside.

You agree not to let anyone else onto the fields other than any friends or family members you have brought with you to enjoy walking your dogs.

By bringing friends or family, or sending somebody in place of you, you agree that you take full responsibility for their safety and for ensuring that they abide by these terms and conditions at all times.

Children

You are welcome to bring your children, but they must be supervised at all times, and you are responsible for making sure that they do not injure themselves or break any of these terms and conditions. Please be aware that the fields have not been made child safe, and that certain elements may pose an additional hazard to children (non-child proof dog poo bins for example).

Buildings and specific obstacles

You agree not to enter any buildings or other parts of the farm, and to keep at a safe distance from any horses using the nearby gallops, ensuring your dogs are on their leads at all times to reduce any possible risk to horses and their riders.

Banned Breeds

We are happy to welcome XL bully and other banned breeds provided they comply with the latest legislation. A summary can be found below in relation to using the field but it is your responsibility to be fully aware and compliant with the latest government guidance at all times when using the field – anyone not complying will be banned from using the field.

Please find further information relating to use of the field below:

  • You must be able to produce exemption certificates and public liability insurance documents for your dog(s) on request or in the event of an issue.
  • XL bullies must be muzzled in the car. You must drive into the field and close and padlock the gate behind you before releasing your dog(s) into the field. Once securely in the field, muzzle and lead are not required.
  • You must only bring dogs and people from your household – absolutely no meet ups or group training events.
  • The dog is Neutered – in line with Government Rules and deadlines.
  • The dog is Micro Chipped.
  • The dog is put back on a lead and muzzled before leaving the field.

The fences

Although we will be inspecting and maintaining the fences regularly, holes or other damage to the fencing may occur from time to time due to a number of reasons including digging by dogs or other animals, falling trees or branches, and general wear and tear. If you become aware of any issue with the state of the fences, please let us know immediately so that we can make other users aware and so that we can fix it as soon as possible. We cannot however, take any responsibility for any dog escaping the fields whether or not this is through a defect in the fence, and regardless of whether we have notified you in advance or not.

Using the fields

It is your responsibility to pick up all of your dog waste and dispose of it in the mess bins provided.

You must enter the field and close the gate before letting your dog(s) out of your vehicle to ensure the safety of the dog(s), nearby road users and members of the public.

Please ensure that you do not arrive early for your booking and vacate the field leaving it secure at the end of your booking. Padlock the gate and leave the digits returned to 0000.

Please only park on the hardstanding (i.e. the gravelled area) within the field gate and not on the grass. If you have multiple cars for one booking you can park on the hardstanding outside the field.

Bookings

Bookings can be re-scheduled but are non-refundable.
All bookings must be paid for in advance – either by Paypal or card at the time of booking.

Updates

​We may need to vary these terms and conditions from time to time. When we do this we will let you know via email.

By making a booking, you agree to abide by the terms and conditions on the website at the time of making your booking.​