Welcome to Dexter's Dogs: home-away-from-home for your best friend.
We know your dog means the world to you- we're dog owners ourselves. Our ethos is simple: we provide the type of care we would want our own dogs to enjoy.
We only accept dogs who will be coming regularly - we do not offer ad hoc daycare or one off visits. This means we get to know all our dogs really well, and can be sure all our guests are happy and relaxed together.
Guest dogs are never, ever left alone and are carefully supervised at all times.
John and I are a brother-sister team; we're both experienced fosterers and rescuers, and have been offering daycare and boarding for ten years .
We're based at my home which is right beside beautiful fields and woods in Hertfordshire. We know the best routes and trails - it's truly a paradise for pooches!
We whistle train all the dogs in our care and most achieve a solid recall, allowing them to run freely.
After our walk, we return home, where there are large, squashy sofas, and plenty of cosy dog beds.
Dogs also enjoy spending time in the private garden - it's a real sun trap and ultra secure.
All new dogs must come for a meet and greet; this involves a walk in the fields by my home, so I can see how your dog responds to people, other dogs, and the world in general.
If it seems we are a good fit, we will arrange for your dog to come for a trial day. They will enjoy a lovely long walk, and meet a few of our regular daycare guests.
We take lots of photos and update all owners throughout the day - we want you to see what a fab time your best friend is having :)
All potential new guests are carefully assessed to ensure they are relaxed and happy being around our existing group. Our dogs don't have to play if they prefer not to but they must be comfortable sharing sofas and space with others
For this reason, we are unable to provide care for dogs who have resource guarding tendencies. Nor can we accept any dog with a bite history, or any history of aggression towards other dogs or people.
We are in touch with several excellent trainers and behaviourists and are always happy to refer owners who need a bit more help than we can offer..