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Thursday, 31 January 2013

Getaway with a difference

I’ve been thinking about booking my holiday for this year and want something a bit different. I rarely go away without my dog, but fancy something a bit more than just hiring a cottage by the sea for a week, which is what I usually do.

Are there any activity getaways me and my boy could book on to? We love long walks and also do agility, but I’m open to any ideas. I'd be happy to join a group of like-minded dog owners. Have your readers been on any they can recommend?


Julie South, by email

Lauren Langman, Devon Dogs, advises...

Hi Julie,

I think your holiday plans sound fantastic, what a great suggestion and how lucky is your dog? You really are the perfect dog owner.

Have you ever thought of a training camp or weeks training break? For example you could look at Dash2Devon. It is a week of agility, flyball, life skills, obedience, heelwork to music and so much more where you can select your chosen training sessions along with like-minded folk. From the fun you will have whilst training, to the BBQ, bring and share dinners and the additional club quiz you couldn’t ask for a friendlier week. You would be able to enjoy the training sessions booked, visit local attractions and countryside, meet new friends and also leave with ideas to take your training to the next level.

Another option would be to visit a cottage with good access to agility or dog sports either on site or close by. Devon Dogs have a fun filled innovative and lively agility, life skills and flyball timetable alongside Bowerland Holiday Cottages set in the heart of Devon. Their cottages are warm and dog friendly (allowing multiple dogs) with great access allowing you to stroll up on to the moor and get to the beach easily whilst also being able to have a mixture of dog sports, 1-2-1 lessons, groups whilst on your holiday.

These sorts of camps, cottage holidays and activity breaks are vibrant, fun and different. They are definitely increasing in popularity and I really think they sound like they could be just what you have been searching for.

1 comment:

  1. Hi :) We write Camping and Exploring with Dogs (we have a blog, facebook page and a growing series of books) and have reviews and information on a range of dog friendly attractions, campsites, b&b's, holiday parks, pubs, cafes, beaches, etc. so your week by the sea doesn't have to be boring; there are a whole range of adventures you could be having.
    Take a look at the blog ( or the facebook page ( some ideas of the fun you could be having.
    If you come down to Devon we are also members of an all breed dog meet up group that have regular walkies and playdates in the area :)