Terms and Conditions for hire of a Dog Days Secure Field
1. Booking Information
1.1 Booking is through the website www.dogdayslancs.co.uk/booking-the-field
1.2 Cancellation Policy – If you arrive late, the booking cannot be extended. Refunds can only be given for cancelled bookings if that space is filled by another customer. Refunds are minus 50p to cover online payment charges.
1.3 Bookings are non-transferable. The person making the booking must be present and must ensure that anyone else attending is made aware of and adheres to the Terms and Conditions.
1.4 All sessions start on the hour and last for 50 minutes.
1.5 The fields are open from 8am to 7pm, all year round. If attending a session in the dark you will need to bring a torch, as there is no flood lighting.
2.1 There is no parking within the Secure Fields. There is a car park available for use by both Bailey and Queg field.
2.2 If you choose to park on the Dog Days car park then you do so at your own risk and Dog Days accept no responsibility for any loss/damages.
2.3 Park near to the field that you are using; Bailey Field to the left and Queg Field to the right.
3.1 Bring your own poo bags and clean up after your dog/s. Dog Days will provide a poo bin but take all other rubbish home with you.
3.2 The Dog Days Team will inspect the field and fencing daily to maintain security but please notify a member of the Team if you have any concerns.
3.3 During winter months the field will be muddy and waterproof boots will be required.
3.4 Do not allow your dog/s to dig holes, this can be dangerous to other field users. Notify a member of the Dog Days Team if you see a hole so that it can be filled in.
3.5 On your first visit take the time to inspect the field to ensure that it is suitable for use by your dog/s; fence height, proximity to farm animals etc.
4. Code of Ethics
4.1 Choke chains, prong collars and electronic devices are not allowed.
4.2 Harsh handling of dogs, either verbal or physical is not allowed.
4.3 To maintain the professional integrity of Dog Days, all professionals working in the canine industry, including dog walkers and dog trainers, will only be allowed by prior arrangement.
5. Entering/Leaving the Field
5.1 A member of the Dog Days Team will be there to meet you on your first session, ensure that you have read the Terms and Conditions before arriving. If you have booked the field but are meeting friends/family ensure that they too are familiar with the Terms and Conditions.
5.2 Do not arrive more than 10 minutes before the start of your session, early arrivals can be disruptive to those still on the fields. Once in the car park ensure that your dogs do not cause a distraction to those leaving the field; dogs barking at open windows can be very upsetting for some dogs.
5.3 Stay in your vehicle until the previous users have left the field and have got their dogs into their vehicle.
5.4 Do not enter the field before your allocated time.
5.5 Leave the field promptly at the end of your 50 minute session. If you intend using the dog wash area, do so within your 50 minute booking.
5.6 Keep your dogs on lead until you are in the field.
5.7 If you cannot get your dogs back at the end of your session notify a member of the team on site. Any additional sessions used must be paid for.
Children are welcome on the field but must be supervised by an adult at all times. The enrichment areas (logs, straw bales etc.) are designed to be used by dogs and if children are allowed to climb, then they do so at their own risk.
Charges are for 1-4 or 5-8 dogs. Visits with more than 8 dogs are by prior arrangement only and will incur additional charges.
8. Dangerous Dogs Act
All dogs are welcome to use the Dog Days Secure Fields, including those registered with the index of exempted dogs (IED).
Public liability insurance currently requires that the following measures are adhered to for exempted dogs to use the secure fields.
8.1 All dogs listed as a ‘banned breed’ under the Dangerous Dogs Act are welcome to use the Dog Days Fields as long as they are registered with the IED.
8.2 Registered dogs must be on lead and muzzled when not in the secure field. Once in the secure field the lead and muzzle can be removed.
8.3 If the household has more than one dog, they can come to the field together.
8.4 If there are dogs from different households, the banned breed will need to remain muzzled and on a lead at all times with a 1:1 handler.