Doodley Dogs - Storrington
Water Lane Trading Estate
- Dog day care in Storrington, West Sussex
- State-of-the-art comfort
- No kennels or cages, fun & friendly
- Dogs learn, relax & play
- Day care, training & behaviour
- Ground-breaking modern facility
Doodley Dogs - Dog Day Care in Storrington, West Sussex
Running with the pack
Here at Doodley Dogs we place a strong emphasis on dogs as pack animals. It's nature's way.
Dogs are naturally sociable animals, and in the wild will usually form packs.
There are all sorts of negative connotations of 'packs of dogs' as dangerous and noisy, but they are in fact relatively calm and social structures.
It's healthy for your dog to interact with his own kind and it's important for every dog to have the opportunity to "speak dog" regularly.
Most doggy clients integrate nicely into our carefully organised packs, and play happily all day. You'll find that after a day with us your dog will have had so much fun that he'll be so tired out he won't even need to be walked.
What happens at Doodley?
During the day your dog will be introduced carefully and patiently to a range of other dogs with the intention of ending up in the main arena where he will be sure to make lots of friends and get plenty of exercise. We take time to build up your dog’s confidence, making sure he feels comfortable at all times.
Not all dogs possess good social skills but all dogs do have the ability to learn how to socialise and interact appropriately. If your dog does not get along with other dogs, please speak to the behaviour team as with the proper training most dogs can overcome this problem. We feel it’s important for your dog to be able to socialise and communicate well with other dogs as a human can never provide the same companionship as another dog.
If there is a reason why you do not want your dog to socialise, we can still look after your dog and provide superior care. We will carefully select an appropriate dog for him or her to play with away from the main pack, or one of the team can keep your dog company during his visit.
Your dog will be able to play and socialise for the duration of his stay. We don’t confine ANY dog and ensure they all receive an appropriate amount of exercise.
“My shy spaniel just LOVES Doodley Dogs... he's always been quite nervous of other dogs and I hadn't managed to find a place where I feel confident he will be happy. He drags me in through the door and the team are always on hand to offer advice.... it's so nice that there is a behaviourist on hand to ensure all the dogs are happy!! ”
“I have an older labrador (12) and a new puppy labrador (6 months). They both love Doodley Dogs and I feel 100% sure that they are well cared for. My older girl spends her days in the quiet room with her own bed, chewy and some calm friends. My nutty puppy drains all her energy in the main play arena. We all go home and collapse!!! I wouldn't trust anyone else with my dogs and the added bonus is they are open from VERY early (7am) to VERY late (8pm some nights!). Thank you Doodley's for making dog owning easy!!!!!!!”
“The original and best day care in West Sussex!! I have my schnauzer pampered whilst she is there. They have overnight options and lots of training classes. I simply wouldn't take my 3 dogs to anywhere else!”
“This is so much like home for my pets, you handle them really nicely. Keep up the good job.”
“going thru the web site ben heard amy s voice, he is now sitting by his lead and is all ready to go, i told him its only tuesday,but he is still there.no peace until wednesday.”
- ian morrison
“My border terrier (or terrorist!) loves it at Doodley, I drive half an hour each way to take her there because it really is the best. She spends the day playing like a looney and I am sure it is why she is such a lovely little dog who loves all people and other dogs. She started going as soon as she was old enough to be allowed in and we did their puppy classes. One of the best things is that they are always at the end of the phone for a panicky first time owner.”
“Ben loves going to DD he starts singing at the Washington roundabout until we arrive,once there it is head long rush to get in.This must be a good advert for Amy,Jane and the rest of the team. ”
- Ian Morrison
“i like the new look,ben still loves his weekly visit,he sings all the way to storrington”
- ian morrison
“Archie loves his time at DD Horsham. He always comes home tired and happy”
- Sam Barber
“Poppy my little border terrorist ðŸ˜€ loves going to Doodley dogs. I know that she is safe, happy and well looked after when she is there. She has a lot of interaction with all types of dogs and plenty of play and exercise. What l love the most is that l can always look online and see what she is up to. She always comes home happy and tired.. ready for lots of cuddles. Staff are always really helpful and full of great advice. Doodley dogs are a true gem in Sussex and l would not look anywhere else...”