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SAFE AND PEACEFUL

Maidstone and the surrounds are progressively getting built upon, more houses mean more people and dogs and not all dogs get along.  We realise that in this busy world there are more and more dog confrontations in public dog walking areas. We want your dog(s) to enjoy a safe and peaceful exercise period, without the worry or stress of other dogs in a peaceful countryside setting.  

SECURELY FENCED

At Horlands Farm we provide a one acre field that is securely fenced to a height of 6ft with a double gated ‘airlock’ system that can be hired to walk your dog(s) in peace. 

In the interests of everyone who uses the field please make sure to clear up after your dog/s.

BOOK ONLINE

Sessions are to be pre-booked online following this link below.  On arrival at Horlands Farm you are to follow the signs to the car park

 

Due to Covid protocols we have made some changes to the Dog walking field rules as follows: 

Please act responsibly with social distancing, therefore we encourage everyone to leave the site 5 minutes before the end of your allotted hour.

We now have an online payment and booking facility so there is now no longer the need to physically sign-in or make a cash payment in the 'Doghouse'. Please do it all online.

Rule of Six or two family groups applies. 

Please use the hand sanitiser provided when entering and leaving the field.

We know from our customers that they have found this facility invaluable to exercise themselves and their dogs, therefore please act responsibly, its in everyone's best interests. Of course if you or any other members of your household are feeling unwell please be socially responsible and don't use the field.

Many thanks and Stay Safe everyone.

 The charge for one hour hire for dog walking is £6 per hour.​

WORKING FARM

One session lasts for 1 hour but please leave 5 minutes prior to the end of the timeslot to allow the secure field to be used in peace and to avoid any confrontation between dogs that are trying to enter/exit the field.  Whilst in the premises of Horlands Farm general farm area, all dogs are required to be on a lead at all times and kept under control as it is a working farm.

 

All poop must be collected and taken away with you, inspections are regularly made and any that is found may result in a ban from using the facility.

Up to 3 dogs from the same family may be taken to the secure dog walking field together.  This is to ensure of suitable supervision, clearing up after your dogs and to minimise wear and tear of the grass field.

The charge for one hour hire for dog walking is £6 per hour.​

THE PROCEDURE

We are really happy to be able to offer this facility to you and we want you to have a lovely time exercising your dog(s) in our secure field.

  1. Make sure you have poo bags and that your dog is on it’s lead.

  2. Please read the Secure Dog Walking Field Rules.

  3. Keeping your dog(s) on leads. walk back along the drive you just drove up. The Secure dog walking field is located opposite the farm entrance.

  4. Enter through the first gate then the second red gate to access the field. Please shut both gates before letting your dog(s) off the lead(s).

  5. *Please use the hand sanitiser supplied when entering and leaving the field

  6. Enjoy the field!

  7. In the interests of everyone PLEASE ensure that any/all poops are cleared up, bagged and disposed of by yourself as a good responsible dog owner.

  8. To ensure of social distancing, five minutes before your allotted time is up, put your dog(s) back on their lead(s) before again using the hand sanitiser  then exiting through and shutting the red and silver field gates behind you. Please abide by social distancing whilst on the farm.

We really hope you enjoy your time at the Secure Dog Walking Field at Horlands Farm.  We hope to see you soon and please tell all your dog owning friends about our new facility.

THE RULES

  • All vehicles must be parked in the designated car parking area. Nobody is to park in the gateway of the field.

  • All dogs must be kept on a lead on the Horlands Farm premises until you have entered through the double gate system in the field and both gates are shut. Dogs must then be put back on lead before exiting the secure dog walking field.

  • Please use the hand sanitiser provided when entering and leaving the field.

  • All dog waste must be bagged and taken away with you and disposed of appropriately.  This is interests of not only you but also your dog.  The field is checked regularly following a booking and the finding of mess may result in you being banned from using the facility.

 

  • All dogs using the field must be wormed and have their vaccinations up to date.

 

  • No Smoking on the premises.

 

  • Do not drop litter on the premises

 

  • Any children under the age of 16 must be under direct supervision by an adult whilst on the premises.  It is the adults responsibility to make sure that the children observe the secure dog walking rules.

 

  • All injuries, accidents and damages to people, dogs or Horlands Farm property must be reported to the facility manager Claudine Russell in the first instance

 

  • Field users do so at their own risk. Horlands Farm and TCEG Enterprises accept no liability resulting from any incident or accident which happens in the field or on the premises.

 

  • Vehicles and contents are left at their owner’s risk.

Secure dog walking field at Horlands Farm is part of TCEG Enterprises