Caring for your dog in a safe and positive way

Bryony

I live in Cheltenham with my family and 2 dogs, Florence, a Lab/Terrier cross, and our working golden retriever, Odin. I have been running Cotswold Hound since 2014.

I've always loved dogs, my earliest memories being playing with a litter of Newfoundland pup's in Scotland where my relatives fed them porridge and eggs for their breakfast!

I set up Cotswold Hound to provide the best care and support for dog owners with our approach being based on exercise, enrichment and engagement  

I manage a carefully handpicked team of experienced dog walkers and home boarding families in Cheltenham and Gloucestershire who are first aid trained and fully insured

We pay attention to getting to know the needs of individual dogs

Walking groups are built on harmonious packs of no more than 4 dogs and care is taken to match the dogs to the right home stay environment for their temperament and age

Our team and clients benefit from the support of our in-house dog trainer and behaviourist who helps to support and motivate your dog in the most positive way possible.

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Barnaby

Like many trainers my training journey started due to challenges with my own dog, Florence. Seeing the transformation in her behaviour triggered a strong desire to learn more. 

I love seeing owners develop their bond with their dogs. It’s really rewarding to see the difference you can make. After training dogs part-time for a number of years, I made the conscious decision to leave a 25 year corporate career to become a full time dog trainer.

I am a fully qualified & accredited member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT). I am committed to continual learning to provide the latest training approaches to support owners and their dogs. I am also being mentored by Steve Mann founder of the IMDT and Author of “Easy Peasy Puppy Squeezy”, and Dave Brice, Head of Behaviour at the IMDT.

I really enjoy working with my customers to help progress their dog’s development towards their aims. I only use modern, ethical, effective training techniques and will always put your dog's welfare at the heart of everything I do.  I am committed to doing my very best for every dog & owner I work with.

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

Cotswold Hound have been walking my 2 Vizsla’s for a few years now. The boys are always so excited when the walker arrives and they come home having been well exercised. Not easy to wear out two young Vizsla’s! 


I would highly recommend their service. Bryony is reliable and accommodating when my plans have changed. I feel confident that my boys are in good hands when out walking with Cotswold Hound.
 

I have been equally happy with the boarding services provided at Cotswold Hound. Bryony has always placed the boys with a suitable family where they have been treated as one of the family.
 

Ludo and Ripley