UNLEASHED PET SERVICES
Dog Boarding, Doggy Daycare, Dog Walking, Pet Taxi
Unleashed Pet Services was independently founded 2016 by myself to ensure individual needs of dogs (and their owners) are met within a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment. Moreover, as the concept relates (unleashed) to enable physical and mental engagement as nature intended within their natural environment, thus allowing dogs to be just that ..dogs..
Through building mutual respect between clients and dogs alike, I have established five years of a reputable, trustworthy and reliable business; with 5 *reviews to equate, combined with a wealth of experience related to breed specific traits.
Holder of a Dog Boarding Licence regulated through WMDC under the Animal Welfare (Licencing of Activities Involving Animals) Regulations 2018; Public Liability Insurance; DBS Checked and Canine First Aid/CPR. Further, I qualified as a Registered Behaviour Technician (2019) which enables me to increase or decrease certain behaviour by investing quality time and energy with mans (and woman's) best friend; building a rapport and hence tapping into what makes dogs tick...
To aid my professional development, I am currently undertaking Level 4 PETBC Accredited Canine Behaviour Diploma (2022).
Walks are fun, stimulating and varied to release pent up energy, reduce boredom and of course to achieve maximum health. Unleashed will endure to match your dogs level of exercise and socialisation skills with that of similar breeds/ character. Hence forming strong bonds within a close knit group to work and play together..
Only off lead walking is introduced until good recall, a trusting relationship established (and with owners written permission).
Achieved through consistent positive reinforcement and training via either: clicker or treat based orientation through a flexible of fixed interval schedule. Also by using non-verbal clues to gain attention and use of tone intervention for dogs to pick up upon clues subtly and astutely ...
For dogs that are unable to be let off lead -whether that be through little or no recall due to: strong hunting/prey drive ; scent driven instinct or perhaps experience of trauma (if rescued); I am looking to offer a walking service to enable socialisation and exploration within a safe and contained secure field for such scenarios..(exception to this namely if unsocialised - of which I would recommend a solo, on -lead walk until such behavioural issues addressed and resolved.
With repeated exposure within an enclosed field and positive interventions, the aim would be that of achieving a progressive, recall response (to be monitored and feedback recorded).
A local pick up / drop off service is offered through an ex dogs trust van complete with K9 built in secure cages, non-slip mats, lighting and fan for comfort and safety at all times.
Dog Boarding /Doggy Daycare
More often than not, walking progresses to that of daycare and/or boarding services and ensures consistency and continuity of care.
Dog Boarding/ Doggy Daycare offers a kinder alternative to kennels - a home from home environment whereby your dog/s are given 1:1 care and attention - your dogs routine - with regard to feeding, exercise and sleeping will of course be maintained. Licenced for four dogs - but dependant upon the breed, compatibility and of course holiday periods can be quite varied as to availability and capacity.
To develop stability and incorporate structure : 2 walks a day are offered (adjacent to open, secure fields); an indoor/outdoor free-flow scenario (wherever possible weather permitting) allowing your dog access to a large enclosed garden with designated areas (in progress) to stimulate and desensitise their senses (mentally and physically)e.g: brain games/ teasers; agility; digging area and more..
Indoors - an open plan layout with comfy sofas/throws to allow 'down time', 'relax periods' alone or with human/fellow canine companions contact following periods of activity and socialisation.. ..Ultimately resulting in channelled energy and learning all within a calm and focused environment.
As a result of Covid, I have helped support 'Lock Down Pups' for which their 'window of socialisation' was thwarted by introducing a phased in introduction to daycare to over come their anxieties (whether that being separation or social led) together with positive experiences and associations being met.
Unleashed offers a free, no -obligation meet and greet to be fully aware of what you as an owner expect and of course to get to know your dog and his/ her needs.
We have a resident dog - our Cocker Spaniel - called Vive - who is totally laid back and slots in with our visiting guests ! However, it is important that your dog and mine are comfortable with each other and I always recommend a walk together on neutral territory and an overnight stay if boarding to be gaged and that of other dogs that may be boarding during the same periods. .
'Jo is by far the best doggie daycare. For her this isn't just a job it's part of her DNA.She took care of my baby in the last year's of his life and, I felt enabled him to carry on longerthan he might have possibly have. With her support we kept Jaspie going in a bubble of love'
Diane Lawson - 4.3.22
'Jo is brilliant! The dogs in her care are really looked after and have such fun. Lots of walks and cuddles. I can go on holiday knowing our pooch is having a great time too'.
Karen Hough - 15.1..22
' We have been using Joanne's doggy daycare for around 4 months for our Labrador Maggie. She has been a god send. Maggie loves going there and comes home nice and tired (quiet). With our unpredictable work schedules , Joanne's flexible approach really helps. Maggie is always excited to see Joanne and we will continue to use her 5* service. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to all our doggy friends and family'.
Claire Carty - 13.1.22
'Lola really looks forward to her walks with Joanne and I know she's in good hands. Joanne puts a lot of thought into which dogs are compatible and Lola has made some strong friendships'
Jill Tinker - 14.1.22
'We stumbled across Jo's van when our Patterdor Lucille was just a puppy and we were desperately looking for a dog walker but were struggling to find one. We had a home visit from Jo (pre- Covid of course) and we all instantly liked her. She's been walking our dog for two years now and is just amazing. She's even helped us out with last minute care (sometimes even on the day, such as when I went into hospital to have my baby) and it's such a comfort and relief to know that Lucille would be with someone who we knew would look after her as though she was Jo's own dog. Lucille's behaviour has also improved since being with Jo, it's helped her to learn how to play with other dogs and when to leave them alone! We always recommend Jo to everyone we see because she is just fab! So friendly and helpful.
Thank you Jo!'
Maisy Frances Carlucci - 5.1.22
'Jo is amazing with our dog Regi, he gets so excited when he gets collected for the day and absolutely loves his walks out with his 'pals'. Being with Jo from a pup has built up his confidence around other dogs. We definitely recommend Jo, she's trustworthy and reliable, a home from home experience for Reg.
Lisa Elaine Hughes - 6.1.21
'Joanne had Alfie for daycare every Friday, brilliant service, Alfie absolutely loved going and best of all would be shattered when he came home! Have moved out of the area but will sure to use Joanne for boarding when go on holidays! Thank you Joanne
Seb Slack -15.8.21
'Our dog Bertie has just spent the week with Jo and her family. As soon as he gets out of our car, he can't wait to go in and see Jo and any other doggy guests she may have visiting. Bertie has stopped before with Jo and we wouldn't take him anywhere else- we always go away knowing that Bertie is happy and settled with her in her home.
Liz Fisher - 6.9.20
22 Went Hill Cl, Ackworth, Pontefract WF7 7LP, UK