Dog walking, boarding & training.


Cotswold Hound offers a friendly, flexible dog walking, boarding and force-free, reward based training service in and around the Cheltenham area.

Bryony Tompkins

I live in Cheltenham with my family and lab/terrier cross, Florence and have been running Cotswold Hound since 2014.

I've always loved dogs, my earliest memories being playing with a litter of Newfoundlands pup's in Scotland where my relatives fed them porridge and eggs for their breakfast. I set up Cotswold Hound to provide the best care and support for dog owners with our approach being based on exercise, enrichment and engagement.

I manage a carefully handpicked team of experienced dog walkers and home boarding families in Cheltenham and Gloucestershire who are first aid trained and fully insured. We pay attention to getting to know the needs of individual dogs.

Walking groups are built on harmonious packs of no more than 4 dogs and care is taken to match the dogs to the right home stay environment for their temperament and age. Our team and clients benefit from the support of our in-house dog trainer - my husband Barnaby - who helps to support and motivate your dog in the most positive way possible. He specialises in force free, reward based training (group and 121) to bring out the best in your dog.

'My dog Jeff had started to growl at my son and I was concerned about this. Barnaby helped me understand how dogs communicate and why they behave the way they do. He gave me practical advice on how to build a positive relationship between my dog and child. This has already made a difference and I would be more than happy to recommend Cotswold Hound.'

Melanie Halstead